$ 1,173.00 USD


The Sidekick is Schacht’s travel spinning wheel. It’s designed to fold easily yet be a solid spinner.


  • Folds to 21.5″ h x 8.25″ w x 15″ d.
  • Integrated storage of bobbins, flyer, and whorls for transport.
  • Lightweight at 13 pounds.
  • 13.7″ drive wheel
  • Ratios from 4:1 to 13:1.
  • Long, comfortable treadles.
  • Uses the same bobbins, whorls, and flyer as the Schacht Matchless, Flatiron, and Ladybug wheels.
  • 25″ orifice height for comfortable spinning.
  • Employs Scotch tension with precise control knob.
  • The drive wheel spins on ball bearings. The flyer turns on self-aligning bearings.
  • Drive band tension adjuster allows for all whorls to be used with one drive band.

The Sidekick comes with 3 travel bobbins, fast and medium whorls, threading hook, and an adjustable carrying strap.

NOTE: As of April 2023, the Sidekick Bag is not included with purchase of a wheel. You can buy the Sidekick Bag separately.


Treadle Design: Double Treadle

Drive Band Systems: Scotch Tension

Orifice Height: 25″

Orifice Diameter: .375

Drive Wheel: 13-3/4″

Bobbin Size and Weight: 3″x4.5″; 3.5oz

Threading Hook: .5oz

Weight: 13 lbs.

Shipping Weight19 lbs.

Shipping Size: 26″ x 28″ x 11″


Slow Speed Whorl: 4:1 and 4.8:1

Medium Speed Whorl: 5.7:1 and 6.8:1

Fast Speed Whorl: 8.0:1 and 9.0:1

High Speed Whorl: 10.0:1 and 12.0:1

Super High Speed Whorl: 11.0:1 and 13.0:1


  • 3 travel bobbins
  • medium and fast whorls
  • orifice hook
  • poly drive band
  • carrying strap
  • Sidekick Bag
  • manual

Accessories Available

  • Schacht Tensioned Lazy Kate
  • Bulky Plyer Flyer
  • Slow, high speed, and super high speed whorls

Sidekick Assembly Manual

An illustrated wheel with spokes

About Us

We are a small studio located in the Upper Valley of New Hampshire. We raise French Angora rabbits, teach wheel spinning and drop spindle, and sell at the occasional market. Sometimes we find time to catch our breath, but not always.

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