Louet s17 Kit Wheel
The perfect first wheel and one of the best selling Louet wheels in this shop!
This single treadle wheel is designed with the budget conscious spinner in mind! Smooth ball bearing operation like all Louet wheels, easy treadling, and a well balanced wheel that won’t disappoint! Comes as a kit in pieces with assembly instructions. A great wheel at a really great price!
Louët wheels were originally geared towards spinning medium to heavy yarns. Although bobbins and flyers are available for spinning this type of yarn, the standard wheels have been redesigned to be more suitable for spinning fine to medium yarns. The orifice on the standard wheel is sufficiently large (12.5 mm or 1/2") as are the bobbins, (180-250 gr capacity), to allow you to create novelty yarns.
Wheels come equipped with a two bobbin lazy kate.
Technically all Louet models are the same. Each wheel has a single belt bobbin drive with an adjustable flyer brake to regulate the tension. The flexible belts are made of polyurethane and never have to be adjusted.
All s17s are packed and shipped partially assembled in a flat box. The required assembly consists quite simply of tightening two nuts for which tools and instructions are provided. The shipping weight is 17-18 lbs.
All bobbins have a sheave with three settings on one side that can be used to obtain three different spinning ratios. They are: 1:5.5 for slow spinning and heavy yarn; 1:7.5 for medium yarn; and, 1:10.5 for fast spinning and fine yarn. (S45 ratios are: 7:1, 12:1 and 20:1)
The fly wheels of all our models are 50 cm (20") in diameter (except for the S45). They rotate on a maintenance free, lubricated for life ball bearing pack to ensure excellent spinning ability by allowing them to turn freely and quitely. The same maintenance free ball bearing is used at the footman connection.
Wheels are made of laminated hardwood with a "birch" exterior finish.
Louet sends 8 ounces of fiber (usually coopworth roving) with every wheel.
The wheel you are purchasing is a kit wheel. In other words it will arrive at your doorstep in pieces with an instruction manual for assembly. The pictured of the painted wheel are of my personal wheel. I do offer a painting service, please contact me and I will be more than happy to provide a painting quote.