We have designed a few different electric spinning wheels (eSpinners) and there are different strengths to each one. This page will help you pick the best Electric Eel Wheel (EEW) for your needs.
|EEW 6.0 ($260)||EEW Nano 1.1 ($110)|
|This is an electric replacement for a traditional spinning wheel, and for production spinning. The larger controls also make this version a little easier to use.||This is for new spinners looking at an affordable spinning wheel, or as a ultra portable wheel for experienced spinners.|
|Innovated nylon and steel easy sliding hooks||Triangular sliding hooks|
|Easy to use tension dial and spring||Slot sliding tension elastic system|
|Bobbin capacity is 8 ounces (225 grams)||Bobbin capacity is 2 ounces (55 grams)|
|Size is small – 4.9W x 7.8W x 7.7H inches||Size is very small – 4.0W x 5.25L x 5.0H inches|
|Weigh is about 3.0 pounds||Weigh about 0.5 pounds|
|Max flyer speed is 1,800 RPMs||Max flyer speed is 1,000 RPMs (The 1.0 version was about 750 RPMs)|
|Brushless motor rated for 30,000 hours||Brushed motor rated for 800 hours|
|Stainless steel spindle and nylon case||Nylon spindle and ABS case|
|Large bobbins, stronger motor, and large hooks make it well suited for spinning bulky yarn||Small bobbins and weaker motor make it not ideal for bulky yarn|
|A foot pedal to start and stop the motor is include||No foot pedal is included, but we made a video showing your different options|
Both these eSpinners are fully functional and will spin yarn. The EEW 6.0 is quieter, faster, handles more yarn types, and the larger bobbins make it better at plying. The EEW Nano 1.1 is smaller, less expensive, and works with a wider range of battery packs. If price isn’t a concern and you don’t need extreme portability, then I’d recommend the EEW 6.0 for most people.