North Star Big Blue 6 Inch Extruder Package With Large Basic Die Set
The North Star Big Blue Extruder does not look like or work like any others. It is designed to be simple and safe yet powerful. This model features a 6 x 6 x 12 inch aluminum barrel that holds a full 25 pound pug of clay and can produce extrusions up to 4-1/2 x 4-1/2 inches, without an expansion box. With this extruder, there are no heavy bars or levers to injure head or feet, no hydraulic pumps or air compressors with their inherent hazards. Instead, it is entirely hand driven. Turning the large handle drives a compound rack-and-pinion gear box which dramatically reduces the force needed to make an extrusion. No more than thirty pounds of force at the handle is needed to make an average extrusion!
HIGH DESIGN & GREAT ADVANTAGES
- The Simplest, Safest Extruders
- One Year Warranty
- Wagon Wheel Handle
- The barrel and die simply lift out as a unit (no tools required) so that cleaning, changing dies and loading can be done while you sit or stand comfortably at your work bench.
- The Wagon Wheel Handle is held in place by a quick release pin. It is removed with a pull so the handle can be quickly set aside whenever it is in the way.
The package comes with the large basic die set which includes three large hollow die shapes and stainless steel center brace. Hollow Round: 4 1/2" O.D.; Hollow Square: 4 1/2" O.D.; Hollow Hexagonal: 4 1/2" O.D.; All dies are made of machined 3/4 inch HDPE polyethylene. In general, the walls of extrusions 3-1/2 inches OD or less are 1/4 inch thick, while larger pieces have 5/16 inch walls. All dies have Counter-Sinking around the edges or where the brace passes through the extrusion. This is to add in healing of hollow shapes and give even pressure around the opening.
Also included is a hardware kit with lag bolts for mounting the extruder to your wall.