Choosing a spinning wheel is an important decision. The perfect wheel will stay with you for years, loyally supporting you through thick and thin (and maybe even art yarn or those 5 pounds of Tencel your sister bought you). Picking a wheel is a big investment, and with all the spinning wheels on the market, how do you choose the one that’s right for you? Many spinners will tell you that there’s no alternative to physically sitting down and testing out the wheel you’re thinking about buying. Giving a wheel a “test-spin” is very valuable if you’re able to do so, but most buyers also consider many others factors when purchasing a wheel. Drive type, weight, price—these are all important details to consider to make sure you get the wheel that fits you best.
We’ve taken a little bit of the work out of the quest to find a perfect wheel. On the following pages you will find a list of every ready-to-order spinning wheel we could find, complete with detailed product specifications. We’ve also included a small sampling of custom wheel makers, in case you’re looking for something truly unique. Whatever your spinning needs are, we hope this guide can narrow down your search and put you that much closer to finding the perfect wheel for you.