Review: Lendrum DT Original Folding Wheel
Lendrum Complete Spinning Wheel Package
Obtained from Susan’s Fiber Shop
Cost $ 565.00
Over All Information:
Basic, modern design
Extremely easy to switch out flyers and bobbin Takes less than one minute literally
No real assembly or staining needed. Practically ready to spin out of the box. Ready to spin in less than 5 minutes literally (and I never read the instructions)
No screw driver required for folding or assembly
Durable materials with a few plastic parts
Folds for travel and storage has a carry bag that can be bought separately
Weighs about 13 pounds
No hooks on the flyer. Has a sliding metal hoop.
Scotch tension and a poly cord drive band
Not for living history spinners
Double treadle and very, very smooth
While treadling it doesn’t catch, wobble or walk
It has yet to start squeaking or make noise and I've not oiled it.
Takes less than two minutes to fold flat and is secure
If you get the complete kit then it can spin anything from lace to bulky/ plying Well worth the money
Great work horse wheel
Orifice can be adjusted so it sits a little taller.
My Personal Opinion:
This is a great beginner wheel. I wished I had gotten this first. However, I know no one could have talked me into it because I love the look of “traditional” wheels. I have come to appreciate this wheel for what it does and does well, spin fiber. Lendrum understands what spinners want in a wheel. Everything is very easy and quick to do. The best word I can use to describe this wheel is effortless. It travels and stores very well. It would also be good for someone with limited space.
I’ve spun over a pound of fiber on this wheel. Have changed the flyers and bobbins. Have folded it and carried it around, put in my car, stored it in a corner all folded up..... So far I have no complaints about anything.
I have not changed drive bands. There’s a “C” clip that I haven’t attacked. I’ve never seen a “C” clip and I’m not positive how to remove it (with out damaging anything) so the larger drive band has not been installed. Anyone know how to remove the clip?
It can’t be difficult as so far nothing on this wheel is. This is the first time I've had to put effort into anything on this wheel. A teeny tiny clip...who'da thunk it? Other than this, for me the wheel has been a no brianer and a super smooth easy spin.
**** four stars