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NorthStar Slab Rollers

 



NorthStar slab rollers are made in two series: Standards (used by hobby potters and students everwhere) and Supers, which are right at home in industrial, production and institutional settings.

  • The Standard machines are built at 18" and 24" wide. Their rollers are 2" in diameter, and the tables measure 48" long.
  • The Super machines are much heavier: the tables measure 72" long, the rollers are 4" in diameter, and they come with wagon wheel handles. The machine pictured at left is a Super slab roller.
  • Bodies and rollers for both series are made of cast, machined, high-strength aluminum alloy.
  • Gears are made of either nylon or steel, whichever is strongest for that particular application.
  • Tabletops are made of moisture-resistant Medex with melamine surfaces.

All metal surfaces are either zinc-plated or coated with a durable powder coat finish in NorthStar's distinctive blue. Virtually no maintenance is required, beyond keeping the machines clean.

All NorthStar slab rollers have two rollers, much like the wringers of old-fashioned washing machines. The handle turns the bottom roller, which cannot move vertically. As the bottom roller turns, it drives the top roller through a train of gears. The upper roller turns, and can be adjusted either up or down for slabs of any thickness from paper-thin to 2" thick. A wide variety of other texturing materials and objects can be passed through the machine along with the clay.

 

Porta-Roller (NS501)

The Porta-Roller was designed for home and studio clay artists with limited space and teachers who move between multiple classrooms (or schools). The rollers are 18" wide, with two "tabletops" that measure 18x24". Slabs from the Porta-Roller can measure anywhere from paper-thin to 2" thick and 16" wide. Price does not include shipping.


NS501 $749.99
18" NorthStar Porta-Roller
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Polaris Portable Roller (NSCT500)

The North Star 24" Standard slab roller redesigned with a set of Table Toppers for a little more width than the Porta-Roller. The two rollers turning together pull slabs through easily, and the vertical adjustment of the top roll gives an easy-to-set and infinitely adjustable thickness from paper-thin to over 2 inches. A reference scale allows setting and repeating openings to within 1/100 of an inch. Here you get great flexibility in making slabs from very thin, translucent porcelain slabs to thick, heavily textured architectural slabs with ease. Slabs can be rolled either direction or reversed on all North Star machines. Price does not include shipping.

NSCT500 $989.99 - special order only -
24" Polaris Portable Roller
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Sirius Tabletop Roller (CT503)

Combine the North Star 30" Standard slab roller with a specially designed set of Table Toppers and you have the North Star Sirius Star 30. This was designed for teachers and studio potters who need a fully functional wide slab roller that can be set up easily but is also storable when not in use. It has two roll that have a small diamond pattern ("knurling") machined directly into the metal to grip the canvas. The bottom roll is turned by the handle, but cannot move vertically. As it turns, it drives the top roll through a train of gears. The upper roll both turns and can be adjusted up and down. The vertical adjustment of the top roll gives an easy-to-set and infinitely adjustable thickness from paper-thin to over 2 inches. A wide variety of other texturing materials and objects can be passed through the machine along with the clay.
Price does not include shipping (3 boxes).

CT503 $1105.99 - special order only -
30" Sirius Tabletop Roller
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Standard Slab Rollers

Slab Roller Cores:
These "core" units comprise the central part of the slab roller: the aluminum rollers, the case to house them, and the handle to drive them. The aluminum rollers are 2" in diameter and either 24" or 30" long. You can build or design your own worktable to your preferences in height, length, etc as you prefer. (NS503 is available by special order only: please contact us for more information about lead time before shipment) Prices do not include shipping.

NS500 $809.99 - special order only -
24" Standard Slab Roller Core
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NS503 $925.99 - special order only -
30" Standard Slab Roller Core
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Slab Roller Package
These Standard slab roller packages include the standard slab rollers specified above, plus a worktable 4' long, wagon wheel handle and canvas for the worktable. (NS551 is available by special order only: please contact us for more information about lead time before shipment)

NS550 $1170.99
24" Standard Slab Roller Pkg
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NS551 $1302.99 - special order only -
30" Standard Slab Roller Pkg
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Super Slab Rollers

Slab Roller Cores
These "core" units comprise the central part of the slab roller: the aluminum rollers, the case to house them, and the handle to drive them. The aluminum rollers are 4" in diameter and either 24" or 30" long. You can build or design your own worktable to your preferences in height, length, etc as you prefer. (NS1020 and NS1021 are available by special order only: please contact us for more information about lead time before shipment.) Prices do not include shipping.

NS1021 $1374.99- special order only -
24" Super Slab Roller Core
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NS1020 $1494.99 - special order only -
30" Super Slab Roller Core
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Slab Roller Package
These Super slab roller packages include the standard slab rollers specified above, plus a worktable 6' long, wagon wheel handle and canvas for the worktable. Prices do not include shipping.

NS1024 $1674.99 - special order only -
24" Super Slab Roller Pkg
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NS1025 $2084.99 - special order only -
30" Super Slab Roller Pkg
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NS1050 $2584.99 - special order only -
36" Super Slab Roller Pkg
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Canvas

NS546 $15.00 per yard
#6 Canvas 36" wide all natural cotton canvas
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Shelf & Wing Accessories

The Bottom Shelf
for the NS550 is made of " Medex with high pressure melamine overlay, in two sections supported by steel rails all around. Installing the shelf requires drilling, but no disassembly of the slab roller or worktable. Precision drilling template and all hardware are furnished. This shelf can support 600 pounds. Price does not include shipping.

NS500BS $285.99 - special order only -
Bottom Shelf 24" w for the NS550 only
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NS551BS $305.99 - special order only -
Bottom Shelf 30" w for the NS503 only
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Table Extensions (or Wings) ...
may be just what you need if you work large and want more workspace! The extensions fold down against the legs when not in use. Wings measure 24" x 24" x " and can support up to
100 pounds each. Prices do not include shipping.

TWBLK $259.99 - special order only -
Blank Wing 24" 36" wide all natural cotton canvas
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TWBLK-STD-30 $279.99 - special order only -
Blank Wing 30" for Standard 30" slab roller packages
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TWBLK-S24 $259.99 - special order only -
Blank Wing 24" for Super 24" slab roller packages
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TWBLK-S30 $279.99 - special order only -
Blank Wing 30" for Super 30" slab roller packages
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TWBLK-S36 $299.99 - special order only -
Blank Wing 36" for Super 36" slab roller packages
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