Schact Sidekick Folding Spinning Wheel


  • Versatile and portable folding spinning wheel by Schacht.
  • Shares flyer, bobbin, and whorls with Matchless, Ladybug, and Flatiron.
  • Lightweight at only 13 pounds for effortless transportation.
  • Offers versatile ratios from 4:1 to 13:1 for various spinning preferences.
  • Comfortable treadles and 25″ orifice height for ergonomic spinning.
  • Includes travel bobbins, whorls, threading hook, and adjustable carrying strap.
  • $10 flat rate shipping direct from Schact.

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Introducing the Sidekick Folding Spinning Wheel, a travel companion designed for versatility and portability. Crafted by Schacht, this wheel shares the same flyer, bobbin, and whorls as the renowned Matchless, Ladybug, and Flatiron wheels, ensuring exceptional spinning performance.


  • Convenient folding design: Folds to a compact size of 21.5″ h x 8.25″ w x 15″ d.
  • Integrated storage: Easily transport bobbins, flyer, and whorls without hassle.
  • Lightweight and sturdy: Weighs only 13 pounds, providing effortless portability.
  • 13.7″ drive wheel: Offers smooth and efficient spinning motion.
  • Versatile ratios: Ranging from 4:1 to 13:1, accommodating various spinning preferences.
  • Comfortable treadles: Long and comfortable treadles for enjoyable spinning experience.
  • Interchangeable components: Uses the same bobbins, whorls, and flyer as Matchless, Flatiron, and Ladybug wheels.
  • Comfortable spinning position: 25″ orifice height for ergonomic spinning.
  • Precise tension control: Employs Scotch tension with a control knob for fine adjustments.
  • Smooth and durable operation: Drive wheel spins on ball bearings, while the flyer turns on self-aligning bearings.
  • Drive band tension adjuster: Allows for the use of all whorls with a single drive band.

Included with the Sidekick:

  • 3 travel bobbins
  • Medium and fast whorls
  • Threading hook
  • Adjustable carrying strap
  • Treadle Design: Double Treadle
  • Drive Band System: Scotch Tension
  • Orifice Height: 25″
  • Orifice Diameter: .375″
  • Drive Wheel: 13-3/4″
  • Bobbin Size and Weight: 3″x4.5″; 3.5oz
  • Threading Hook Weight: .5oz
  • Weight: 13 lbs.
  • Shipping Weight: 19 lbs.
  • Shipping Size: 26″ x 28″ x 11″

Explore the versatility of the Sidekick Folding Spinning Wheel, meticulously crafted by Schacht. With its compact and foldable design, it’s the perfect travel companion for spinners on the go. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced spinner, the Sidekick offers portability, comfort, and outstanding spinning performance. Enjoy the convenience of interchangeable components and the precise control of Scotch tension. Enhance your spinning experience with the Sidekick Folding Spinning Wheel by Schacht.

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Manuals & Support

Provided by Schacht.

sidekick assembly manual

Weight 304 oz
Dimensions 26 × 28 × 11 in

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