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Old 04-28-2012, 12:32 AM
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I scan epay for angle rolls from time to time and usually see the same BIN bunch that are way overpriced, but occasionally a god used one comes on the market. I ran across one the other day that was an or best offer, so I made a ridiculously lowball offer in a bid to find out how much he really wanted. Well, they accepted the offer. I now need to go pick up my Wegoma 3 roll tube roller and dies. I don't know if it works or not, they said it was in use, but who knows. It looks like the switch is broken. The rating plate says it is for 500v 3 phase or something, but it looks like it has been converted to something else. It is really not beefy enough for what I need, but it looks like it is better than what I have. At the very least it will make a good pattern for making a beefier one.
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Old 04-28-2012, 01:11 AM
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If it ends up being too small, I could probably find a place to store it for you.

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Old 04-28-2012, 03:15 AM
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I'd make the same offer as Oledog but AZ is a little far to go.
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I have been using this roller quite a bit lately. The plastic rollers have been recut on my lathe to make them useful for the sizes I needed, but they tend to slip.

I am in the process of making die plates like the Eagle machines. So far I have six 3/4 x 6 disks cut. They have about an 1 1/8" hole in them. I still need to cut the key way. Next come the stackable 3" that you move form outside the big disks to the middle to change the size of the slot. I should be able to get up to 2" slot in it. This machine won't roll 2" though, as the shafts are too small. Unfortunately, the shafts were turned down from their original diameter for some reason. If I ever. Get a spare minute, I would like to pull the shafts out and find some way to replace them with bigger. The motor and gear train can certainly handle it.

Once I get all the disks. Turned i will need to knurled the small disks to he keep them from slipping, and then case harden both sets to help prevent wear. These plates are made from 1018.
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