Bailey Pottery 9" Standard Wall Mount Clay Extruder
This is the largest wall mounted clay extruder on the market. It can extrude 8" hollow forms !
The Bailey clay extruder is sturdy and economical.
You can even add an air-powered compressor drive to make extruding large amounts of clay easy !
The optional die kit M-500-024 (shown right : not included) creates large sized forms on Baltic Birch die plates .
OPTIONAL UPGRADE: Air Compressor Powered drive for Bailey Pottery Clay Extruders : (shown Right : Not included)System 3 Power Drive Frame is
designed for use with any System Barrel. The System 3 is powered by an
air compressor (not included) and provides a constant uninterrupted flow
of clay for the entire plunge of the barrel. Operated by a foot pedal,
both hands are always free to control the form. This allows the operator
the greatest amount of control in forming a shape. The air cylinder
pivots up for fast easy reloading. This unit comes complete with
pressure regulator, moisture trap, pressure gauge, and foot pedal.
Most extruding will
require a setting on the Power Drive Extruder regulator of about 90 to
100 lbs of pressure to extrude forms through the dies. This means the
actual compressor should have an auto "on/off" setting on it's regulator
(built into the compressor) that supplies about 85 psi (when it goes
on) to 125 psi (when it goes off). You do not want a compressor that
comes on lower than 80 lbs pressure. You can have a supply that goes up
to 150 psi.
The standard 9" Bailey Clay Extruder is designed to extrude medium to large sized clay forms up to 8 across. The barrel is permanently welded to the drive frame and cannot
be changed. It is made of mild steel and should be cleaned and dried
when not in use to minimize rust. The Plunger Arm assembly features an
extra long handle and movable shackle for the best leverage while
extruding. The wall-mounted clay extruder comes with wall mounting hardware, (1) 8 Clover die, (2) 11 x 13 Birch blank die plates, (1)
5 x 6 coil die and the Die Adapter.
From Expansion Box: 4 8 hollow clay forms
With Die Adapter- Multiple solid clay coils (single
small solid clay coils will not extrude well from this barrel due to
the amount of clay the barrel holds- the 4" Barrel is recommended for
single solid clay coils
), hollow tubes from 2" - 3" square or round.
Barrel Capacity: 29 lbs of clay (including Expansion Box)
Die Plate Dimensions: 5 x 6 (w/Die Adapter), 11 x 13
Brace: Standard Die Brace (M-500-026), System Die Brace (M-500-027)
Recommended Die Kit: Standard Die Kit (w/Die Adapter) (M-500-023), EBX Die Kit (M-500-024)
Mounting Options: wall mount, Standard Table Mount (M-500-004)
Please note: not all clays are good for extruding:
barrel comes with a stainless steel center die support. The support
consists of a stainless steel pipe which spans horizontally inside the
bottom of the 5" plunging section of the barrel. An eyebolt hangs from
the center of the pipe and extends through a hole in the birch die in
the center. Then a washer and wing nut is attached underneath the
die. Two small stainless bolts (located either side of the 5" barrel)
are tightened inward so they extend into the hollow of the stainless
pipe and keep it in place. This stainless support prevents the center of
the birch die from bending and breaking due to pressures from the clay
being forced down from the plunge section of the barrel. You still use
the "C-clamps" at 4 points at the perimeter of the die to clamp the
exterior wood to the steel expansion box. This hanger support is only
used with 6" and 8" large tubes. When it isn't necessary, remove it from
the barrel by withdrawing the two small bolts sufficiently to remove
the stainless pipe.