The Schacht Matchless and Reeves Saxony are versatile and allows the spinner to create a variety of different yarn types. You are free to choose the fiber and can play with thickness, strength, and colors. They also have recently created the Ladybug which is a lighter less expensive version of the Matchless with a plastic wheel. The newest edition to the Schacht line is the Sidekick which is a unique travel wheel designed to be compact and foldable in single drive only.
What should you consider while selecting a spinning wheel?
While buying a Schacht spinning wheel, you must carefully consider a few important points. Is it important that your wheel be portable or will it be in a fixed location? Schacht is based out of Colorado and is a small family company. These wheels are entirely Made in America which makes them a little more expensive than other models but they are worth it.
The drive ratios must also be kept in mind; the thickness of yarn is related to the drive ratio. Thin yarns can be generated with ease in case the drive ratio is on the higher side. However, a low drive ratio is perfect when it comes to spinning a thick yarn. The same is obtained by dividing the diameter of drive wheel by that of the bobbin. Higher drive ratio also means more twists per inch and vice versa.
The Schacht matchless spinning wheel is one of most sought after models. The platform is solid and the matchless spinning wheel is known to produce great quality yarn. You can alter the settings to spun lightweight yarns as well as thick ones. Schacht matchless spinning wheel provides a great natural look to the yarns and you can never be bored as in the case of commercial ones. The whorls included in the package offers the ratios including 9:1, 11:1, 13:1 and 15.5:1. However, you can always choose to buy the optional flyers, in order to get additional variations from your matchless spinning wheel. Though not easy to carry around, there is a strap attached that can be used to carry the matchless spinning wheel to different places where you can share the details and improve on your skills.
Schacht Saxony Reeves
The Schacht Reeves comes with drive wheel options of 24-inch and 30-inch diameter. While the 24-inch wheel offers the ratios from 12:1 to 20:1, the 30 inch provides 16:1 to 25:1. You can also choose from a double or single treadle. Generally, the flyer is mounted on the left side; however, right mounted flyers are also manufactured on special requests. The Schacht Reeves is known for great quality yarn, superior handing, amazing variation and the classic design thanks to the huge wheel.
Paradise Fibers offers a variety of different Schacht wheels for sale and will ship it directly to your home or business.
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