Schacht SIDEKICK Folding Spinning Wheels

Schacht SIDEKICK Folding Spinning Wheels

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Schacht Spindle Co.

SK7770

*ATTN: SCHACHT PRODUCTS CAN TAKE 3-4 WEEKS TO SHIP OUT AS THEY ARE MADE TO ORDER. FEEL FREE TO CALL US SO WE CAN GIVE YOU A FIRM SHIPPING DATE*

 

The Schacht Sidekick is now available. This is the brand new portable wheel from Schacht that is turning heads. I got... Read More

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JH
08/26/2020
Julienne H.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Schacht Sidekick

My husband was fascinated by the Sidekick design since he first saw it and insisted that I order this little wheel for my birthday. Like all things Schacht, orders take a bit and this one was delayed even longer due to pandemic closures. However, it was a joyous day when it finally arrived. Assembly was simple and straightforward and spinning is delightful - it really is a brilliant design. It treadles nicely; the only thing that took some getting used to was a bit of noise associated with the travel (plastic) bobbins. Mine was missing a threading hook, which Schacht resolved quickly. I had seen a couple of reviews that said that the wheel was less stable because of the design, but this thing is rock-solid. I was hesitant to get this wheel as I already have a (much-loved) Lendrum. However, it has added a new dimension to spinning specifically for weaving projects - it’s just plain fun. Paradise Fibers kept me updated on the order status - while the delay was sad it was unavoidable. The timing of my purchase was influenced by a killer sale ($100 off!), which was awesome. I love being able to support great companies like Paradise Fibers and Schacht - both companies offer extraordinary products and support.

AG
07/22/2019
Ashley G.
Love this wheel.

This is a great companion for any spinner. If you already own a Schacht wheel than it is wonderful that your bobbins are interchangeable. This wheel folds down so nice but also is light enough to just carry around without folding if you would like as wheel, this wheel always puts a smile on my face! I highly recommend this wheel.

BG
09/11/2017
Betsy G.
United States
I love this wheel!!!

Wonderful and I love the fact that I can take it wherever I go yet it spins like a non portable wheel!!!

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*ATTN: SCHACHT PRODUCTS CAN TAKE 3-4 WEEKS TO SHIP OUT AS THEY ARE MADE TO ORDER. FEEL FREE TO CALL US SO WE CAN GIVE YOU A FIRM SHIPPING DATE*

 

The Schacht Sidekick is now available. This is the brand new portable wheel from Schacht that is turning heads. I got a chance to spin on it at TNNA and it is all that it's cracked up to be. You can tell the design was well thought through and spins really smoothly. All of the flyer mechanisms, whorls, and bobbins will interchange with other Schacht wheels which is really cool. They have a Bulky Flyer for this wheel the requires the front maiden to be changed. Schacht thought of everything on this one, spins great, reasonably priced with all the whorls, stability and quality you expect from a Schacht Wheel.

 

THE SCHACHT SIDEKICK SPINNING WHEEL

Now comes with the orange Carry Bag included!!

The Sidekick is Schacht’s travel spinning wheel. She’s designed to fold easily, yet be a solid spinner. Here are some of the Sidekick’s features:

  • Folds to 21.5″ h x 8.25″ w x 15″ d.
  • Integrated storage of bobbins, flyer, and whorls for transport.
  • Lightweight at 13 pounds.
  • 13.7″ drive wheel
  • Ratios from 4:1 to 13:1.
  • Long, comfortable treadles.
  • Uses the same bobbins, whorls, and flyer as the Schacht Matchless and Ladybug wheels.
  • The Sidekick can be purchased without the bobbin-flyer assembly.
  • 25″ orifice height for comfortable spinning.
  • Employs Scotch tension with precise control knob.
  • The drive wheel spins on ball bearings. The flyer turns on self-aligning bearings.
  • Drive band tension adjuster allows for all whorls to be used with one drive band.

The Sidekick comes with 3 travel bobbins, fast and medium whorls, threading hook, and adjustable carrying bag.