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Bailey Slab Rollers - Bailey Mini-Mights, Basic 30 Slab Roller-Table Outfit & DRD/II

The History of Bailey Dual Roller Drive


"The Bailey Mini Might 16 slab roller is an excellent portable slab roller for my studio. I enjoy the ease of rolling slabs with it. It is great for making wrap around vases, platters, bowls and sculptures. The slabs are perfectly even and consistent thickness. I like the durable metal gears that drive the rollers and the overall simplicity of the design."

Karl R. Kuehn

Our first slab rollers were built in 1974. From the beginning, Bailey Rollers became famous for their innovation and precision. In a thorough evaluation of all existing slab rollers, Studio Potter Magazine stated, “The Bailey represented the most sophisticated solution to the business of making slabs. It was superior in its ease of handling, design, and general adaptation to any studio situation.” The Bailey Slab Rollers are “Dual Roller Drive”. With this process, clay and canvas are drawn through two steel rollers which turn at a one-to-one ratio. The tremendous force required to compress the clay is equalized between the two rollers. This two roller process insures that the thickness of the finished slab remains perfectly even from side to side. Because the Dual Roller Drive process draws the clay through the stationary machine, the operator can stand in a stationary upright position and turn the drive wheel.

Xina Marin uses a Bailey DB-30 slab roller purchased in 1979 to make her unique sculpture and architectural pieces.

Architectural potter Peter King, author of Architectural Ceramics for the Potter, uses Bailey Slab Rollers exclusively.

Bailey Mini-Might Slab Rollers

NEW!

Bailey 16" Mini-Might Table Top Roller

SEE IT IN ACTION NOW!  

Click "Play Movie" to view a demo of the NEW Bailey Mini-Might Table Roller. (QuickTime Player for PC or MAC required and a high-speed internet connection for best viewing. Click the "QuickTime" link for FREE software download.)
NEW! Bailey 16" Mini-Might Table Top Roller
The Bailey 16” Table Top Mini-Might is a fantastic slab tool for both professional and hobbyist. It’s small, portable, and makes beautiful slabs every time. No need to clamp it down, just place it on your table and the rubber feet will hold it in place while you effortlessly roll your slab. Slab dimensions are 16” by 18”, using the same interval thickness system as the Mini Might 22”. Assembly required. *Please note the 16 inch slab roller comes with a canvas already.

Regular Price: $360
Special Offer!
Bailey Mini-Might 16 = Free Freight* - Only $245

Note: FREE FREIGHT in the contiguous USA only.
*Click here for details on “Free Freight” terms

Bailey 16" Mini-Might Table Top Slab Roller

Item No.

Description

Ship Wt.

Retail Price

 Free Freight* Price

Purchase

M-400-004 Bailey 16 in. Mini-Table Roller Ships as 44 Lbs. in one box $360.00 $245.00
C-400-105 Extra 16 in. Slab Sheet
(2 PC: 16 x 18 in.)
Ships as 2 Lbs. in One Box $10.10

M-400-005

Extra 16" x 36" Canvas Ships as 2 lbs. $9.95
 

NEW!


Bailey Mini-Might  22" Table Roller

SEE IT IN ACTION NOW!  

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Bailey Mini-Might  22" Table Roller with Mini Leg Set


Great Tools for Slabbing!
(Please note: not free freight items.)

Two new tools from Bailey’s makes using your
slab roller easier and more consistent.
(click photo for more info)

NEW! Bailey Mini 22" Table Roller
The New Bailey Mini 22" Table Roller utilizes the same dependable “dual roller drive” process as other top-of-the-line Bailey models. A sturdy hand crank delivers ample leverage to effortlessly roll slabs through the machine. This machine is virtually indestructible!

The New Bailey Mini 22" Table Roller design is a combination slab roller and table mount in one machine. You get perfect slabs every time. Take notice of the small textured rollers. The reduced diameter of the rollers (in combination with the 15” crank) is the reason that it is so easy to roll a slab. The thickness is varied by adding or removing Masonite shims. Every machine is supplied with a set of Masonite shims and a slab sheet. This improved version includes side guides to keep the Masonite on center as they pass through the rollers.

The Bailey Mini 22" Table Roller is ready to use by setting on your own existing sturdy table. With the addition of the Mini Leg Set, the Mini 22” Table Roller is converted into a free standing table. Assembly required for Roller and Table. *Please note the 22 inch slab roller comes with a slab sheet already.

Specifications:
Slab Dimensions: 22” wide x 24” long
(longer slabs possible with longer shims)
Thickness Variable: 1/8” to 3/4”, in 1/8” intervals. Additional shim material can be added to roll 1/16" slabs.
Drive System: Twin Gear Drive, Oilite Bushings
Overall Dimensions: 24” X 48” X 5” H (not including legs).

Special Offer #1: 
Table Top Bailey Mini 22 (no legs)

List: $470   Sale: $388 + Free Freight*

Special Offer #2:
Bailey Mini 22 Complete with Table Outfit

List: $680  Sale: $540 + Free Freight*

Note: FREE FREIGHT in the contiguous USA only.
*Click here for details on “Free Freight” terms

Bailey Mini-Might 22" Table Slab Roller

Item No.

Description

Ship Wt.

Retail Price

Sale
Price

Purchase

M-400-001 Bailey Mini 22” Table Roller Ships as 50 Lbs. and 36 Lbs. in Two Boxes $470.00 $388.00
M-400-003 22” Mini Leg Set Ships as 28 Lbs. in One Box $210.00 $152.00
M-400-017 Extra Mini Canvas
(48 in. long)
Ships as 2 Lbs. in One Box $22.00
C-400-106 Extra 22 in. Slab Sheet (2 PC: 22 x 24 in.)  Ships as 2 Lbs. in One Box $12.00

Bailey Basic 30-D Slab Roller

Bailey Basic 30-D Slab Roller Outfit

A height scale and indicator makes thickness adjustments precise.
The complete machine with
table outfit offers the best
value!
Bailey Basic 30-D Slab Roller
The best quality at a most economical price.
The economical Bailey Basic 30-D Slab Roller is the perfect slab roller for the serious hobbyist potter. This machine is intended to offer all the professional features for potters who require a low volume output of slabs. When used with this expectation, the machine will last a lifetime. Professionals and schools intending to use a slab roller for demanding production should refer to our DRD/II and DRD original rollers with more robust gears and bearings.

Features
The rollers are 30” wide and made of knurled aluminum. A 23” diameter round wheel connects directly to the shaft of the bottom roller (direct drive). When feeding clay through the Bailey Basic 30D, use plastic easily wedged clay to feed through the machine. The thickness of the finished slab (1/16 to 2") will determine the height of the feed clay. Because this is an economy direct drive machine, the leverage to roll the slab is supplied by the 23" wheel. To use a machine of this direct drive design, you never want to pile very high as it will create more effort to roll the slab (this is true of all direct drive rollers with 2-1/2" rollers). For a professional quality machine with a lifetime warranty, look at our DRD/II machines with a mechanical reduction. They have larger wheels (more leverage) and an additional mechanical reduction system to make slab formation effortless.

Each machine includes a round handle and canvas.

Simultaneous height adjustment is made simple at one side of the machine. An accurate inch scale is provided for accurate measurements.

Bailey Bi-Level 52" Table (optional)
A table which is much better for rolling slabs!
Read and find out why.

At only 4’-4” long, the Bailey Basic 30 Table is a great space saver, has more work area, it has casters for rolling, and it allows for better compression in the slab. It can also push the slab further without buckling.

1) Unlike other brand tables, the slab machine is off to one side. On a Bailey table, the feed area is smaller because you don't need much space to feed clay through the machine. The slab area is larger so you get a full 32" work area for your finished slab. This is a great advantage and a much better use of space.

2) The Bailey table is bi-level with a lower level feed counter so there is more of the bottom roller exposed for better gripping of the canvas and clay. The also gives better compression for a stronger slab. The slab counter is higher (almost level with the top of the bottom roller) so the slab rolls out longer with greater variety of thicknesses without bunching. Bailey always has better ideas for better performance!

3) The Bailey table has wheels, so you can move your slab roller around the studio conveniently.

4) To save you money, we now offer the counters optional. You can buy all the steel components and save by cutting your counters. Shipped knocked down for final assembly.

Economical Counter Option
Save more money by putting your own counter on our table.
To get the best value and save more money, Bailey now makes the counter for our table optional. A counter is only two pieces of wood that is inexpensive and easily cut. In fact, you may already have extra plywood or particle board at your home ready to use. If not, buy an inexpensive sheet of wood at a lumber supply like Lowe's or Home Depot (less than about $25) and have them cut to size for free! You save shipping a heavy counter, you save our labor, and because of our extensive packing, you save all the wasted packing materials. Naturally we supply the dimensions for the two cuts (32" x 30" and 16" x 30").

Economical Table Mount Counter Option
Of course for further savings, you can always mount your Bailey Basic-D roller to your existing table. With a couple of ramp style counters, you ready to go. The intake and output ramps are placed in position (no fastening required) and away you go. If you use your table for other functions, then just lift and remove the counters to free up the table space. We supply the dimensions to make your own, or they can be purchased.

Purchase Bailey Basic 30-D Slab Roller Below

Feed clay is placed about 1"
higher than the desired slab.

Just turn the 23" round handle.

The finished slab is ready to go.

Bailey Basic 30-D Slab Roller- Table Outfit & Accessories

Item No. Description Ship Wt. Factory-Direct Low Price Purchase
*Click here for details on “Free Freight” terms
M-400-054 Basic 30-D Roller + Table Frame Outfit
(less counters)
107 lbs. in 3 boxes $649.00
FREE Freight*
(in contiguous US only)
M-400-050 Bailey Basic 30-D Roller Only 77 lbs. in 2 boxes $505.00
FREE Freight*
(in contiguous US only)
M-400-030 Extra 30" x 60" L Canvas 2 lbs. in 1 box $18.00
M-400-053 Bailey Basic 30 Mobile Table Frame
(less counters)
40 lbs. in 1 box $235.00
FREE Freight*
(in contiguous US only)
M-400-052 Bailey Basic 30 4' Table Counters 80 lbs. in 1 box $75.00
M-400-051 Bailey Basic 30 Ramp Set 20 lbs. in 1 box $55.00

Bailey DRD/II Slab Rollers


DRD/II 30" Slab Roller with Optional 6 ft. Table and Round Wheel


NEW! DRD/II 30" Slab Roller with Optional 4 ft. Table and Round Wheel
This new shorter table is a real space saver. As with all Bailey Rollers, the machine is offset on the table (not in the middle) which gives ample area for feeding the clay through, while yielding more valuable work space for the finished slab side.

Bailey DRD/II Slab Roller
Outstanding Performance.
Unprecedented Value.

We are very proud of the DRD/II. Our engineers succeeded in building a thoroughly professional roller, with all the logical and rugged features you expect from Bailey, but at an extremely affordable price. Never before has a professional slab roller offered so much value.

Various brands of slab rollers may look similar, but how do they perform? Just look at the “One Pass Slabbing” photo and you will see proof of how a Bailey can roll a large mass of clay in one pass to a desired thickness. Bailey rollers are designed to offer indefinite service with this kind of load.

You might assume all slab rollers can perform like a Bailey, but guess again. One of our competitors builds a slab roller that should be called a “slab smoother”. Their machine requires several passes to form a slab, or you are severely restricted in how high you can pile the clay when feeding it through the machine.

The DRD/II series comes with a canvas and a 34" diameter round wheel. This large wheel gives superior leverage to make rolling easier and more fluid. A Reverse-Threaded Adapter now comes standard with all gear-reduced machines. Designed especially for classrooms and group studios, the Reverse Threaded Adaptor will prevent students from damaging the machine.

There are two table options.
The larger 6’ long table has a full 48” long area on the right side of the machine to work on the finished slab. A new shorter 4' long table has a 32" work area. This 4' long table is a real space saver for a small studio. All Bailey tables have a small feed counter with the machine offset on the table (not in the middle) which gives more area for the finished slab on the right side of the machine. The counters are made of Melamine. Melamine surfaces should not be saturated with water or coated directly with wet clay (assembly required).

Both the 24" & 30" wide DRD/II models can ship economically via UPS. Five (5) Year Warranty. Now with a Lifetime Platinum Warranty!

Purchase Bailey DRD/II Slab Rollers Below

SEE IT IN ACTION NOW!  

Click "Play Movie" to view 2-minute demo of the Bailey DRD/II Slab Roller. (QuickTime Player for PC or MAC required and a high-speed internet connection for best viewing. Click the "QuickTime" link for FREE software download.)

 

Bailey DRD/II Slab Roller Features & Options

Features & Options

Models

DRD/II 24 DRD/II 24-G DRD/II 30
Dual Roller Chain Drive

STD

N/A

N/A

Gear Reduction

N/A

STD

STD

Standard 4-Spoke Handle

STD

STD

STD

Optional Standard Round Handle

OPT

OPT

OPT

Opt. Reverse Threaded Handle Adapter

N/A

Now Standard on all Gear-Reduced Models!

 Extra Canvas

AVAIL

AVAIL

AVAIL

2-1/2" Diameter Rollers STD STD STD

STD = Standard; OPT = Optional; N/A = Not Available; AVAIL = Available

Bailey Slab Roller Features

   
Our all steel gear reduction is available on the 30" and the 24"-Gear Reduced models. This gear reduction makes slab rolling much easier compared to direct drive. Bailey never uses nylon or plastic gears which can break under load.  Our machines use only machined steel gears.  

Simultaneous Height Adjustment
Let’s get the facts straight. Independent side-to-side height adjustments are a hassle, not a help. Tapered slabs are a nuisance! With a Bailey, you turn only one knob to raise the upper roller with perfect precision. A height scale makes measurements from 1/32 to 1-1/2" easy to read.

 

One Pass Slabbing
Wedgeable clay can be piled as high as 3”, and rolled in one pass to form a slab. Other brands require multiple passes to form a slab.

Dual Level Table
Note our unique bi-level table tops. The feed counter is lower which increases the surface contact of the clay with the bottom roller, providing perfect compression. The finished slab projects out on the raised counter for the longest possible slab travel.

     

Now standard on all gear-reduced models!
The Reverse-Threaded Handle Adapter
Extra Protection for Schools, group studios and Workshops

The DRD/II 30" and 24"-G models are designed for one way travel only during slab compression. The machine has a ratchet to prevent reverse rotation of the rollers. The standard Reverse-Threaded Handle Adapter prevents any mechanical damage due to abuse from students who might apply unreasonable force by turning the handle the wrong direction until they break the ratchet or gear. The Reverse-Threaded Adapter has reverse threads that will simply unscrew the handle instead of breaking the ratchet mechanism should a student forcefully turn the wheel the wrong direction. This adapter is now standard on all DRD/II 30 and 24G models. (Please note: the Reverse-Threaded Adapter is not available in the DRD/II 24 Direct Drive model.)

Bailey DRD/II Slab Rollers & Accessories

DRD/II 24" & Accessories (Direct Drive, No Gear Reduction)

Item No. Description Ship Wt. List Price SALE Price Purchase
*Click here for details on “Free Freight” terms
M-400-038* DRD/II 24" w/ Round Handle (Direct Drive) 68 lbs. in One Box $874.00 $699.00
Free Freight* in selected zones (see below*)
M-400-40 Extra Canvas, 24" x 8 ft. 4 lbs. in One Box $25.00
M-400-039K NEW! DRD/II 24" x 48" Mobile Table (Info N/A) $270.00 $216.00
M-400-37K DRD/II 24" x 70" Mobile Table (Info N/A) $310.00 $248.00

* Free Freight applies to orders shipping to the following States: : ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV, NC, SC, GA, FL, OH, KY, TN, AL, MI, IN, WI, IL, MN, IA, MO, ND, SD, NE, KS, OK, AR, MS & LA.
A $30.00 surcharge will be added to orders shipping to: MT, WY, CO, TX, ID, UT, NM, AZ, WA, OR, NV & CA
For orders to AK & HI: Please call for a special low freight quote.
Free Freight applies to the Slab Roller Machine and 4-Spoke or Round Handle only. It does not apply to tables & accessories.

DRD/II 24"-G Slab Roller & Accessories (with Gear Reduction)

Item No. Description Ship Wt. List Price SALE Price Purchase
*Click here for details on “Free Freight” terms
M-400-038G-RH-K*

DRD/II 24"-G (Gear Reduction) Upgraded w/Round Handle and Reverse-Threaded Adapter- Standard

68  lbs. and 30 Lbs. in Two Boxes $1100.00 $880.00
Free Freight* in selected zones (see below*)
M-400-034-RTA Reverse Threaded Handle Adapter
(24"-G Gear models, 4-Spoke or Round Handle)
4 lbs. in One Box $62.00 * Now Included at no additional charge on all gear-reduced machines!
May be purchased to retrofit to existing gear reduced machines
M-400-40 Extra Canvas, 24" x 8 ft. 4 lbs. in One Box $25.60
M-400-039K NEW! DRD/II 24" x 48" Mobile Table (Info N/A) $270.00 $216.00
M-400-37K DRD/II 24" x 70" Mobile Table 38 lbs., 70 Lbs. and 13 lbs. in Three  Boxes $310.00 $248.00

* Free Freight applies to orders shipping to the following States: : ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV, NC, SC, GA, FL, OH, KY, TN, AL, MI, IN, WI, IL, MN, IA, MO, ND, SD, NE, KS, OK, AR, MS & LA.
A $30.00 surcharge will be added to orders shipping to: MT, WY, CO, TX, ID, UT, NM, AZ, WA, OR, NV & CA
For orders to AK & HI: Please call for a special low freight quote.
Free Freight applies to the Slab Roller Machine and 4-Spoke or Round Handle only. It does not apply to tables & accessories.

DRD/II 30" Slab Roller & Accessories (Gear Reduction) 

Item No. Description Ship Wt. List Price SALE Price Purchase
*Click here for details on “Free Freight” terms
M-400-035G-RH-K* DRD/II 30" (Gear Reduction) Upgraded 
w/ Round Handle and Reverse Threaded Adapter Standard
75 lbs.  and 20 Lbs. in Two Boxes $1199.00 $959.00
Free Freight* in selected zones (see below*)
M-400-034-RTA Reverse Threaded Adapter
(Gear models, 4-Spoke or Round Handle)
4 lbs. in One Box $62.00 * Now Included at no additional charge on all gear-reduced machines!
May be purchased to retrofit to existing gear reduced machines
M-400-39 Extra Canvas, 30" x 8 ft. 6 lbs. in One Box $32.60
M-400-040K NEW! DRD/II 30" x 48" Mobile Table (Info N/A) $295.00 $236.00
M-400-036K DRD/II 30" x 70" Mobile Table 38 lbs., 70 lbs. and 13 lbs. in Three  Boxes,
+10 UPS Surcharge
$361.00 $287.00

* Free Freight applies to orders shipping to the following States: : ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV, NC, SC, GA, FL, OH, KY, TN, AL, MI, IN, WI, IL, MN, IA, MO, ND, SD, NE, KS, OK, AR, MS & LA.
A $30.00 surcharge will be added to orders shipping to: MT, WY, CO, TX, ID, UT, NM, AZ, WA, OR, NV & CA
For orders to AK & HI: Please call for a special low freight quote.
Free Freight applies to the Slab Roller Machine and 4-Spoke or Round Handle only. It does not apply to tables & accessories.

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