Do these pots have stop points? I thought there is a "slip clutch" feature?
That's how they're designed. I had an upright warlords with factory pots, and they have a stopping point, but the slip clutch allows you to keep on turning it past the stop point without damaging the pot if you force it to turn.
But ? "The one I just bought from HSS has HARD stopping points and as I mentioned, it cannot be turned the full 360 degrees."
Yep, that is correct - They're pots, not tempest spinners. If you wrench on it enough, it *will* turn, but won't break internally like a normal pot would. So, consider it a feature that keeps them from breaking when abused.
... they work great and like described, they stop but if you really get on them like a drunk they slip on purpose. ;)