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Old 04-10-2019, 03:23 PM
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Also, the sprocket arrangement gives you the ability to change gear reduction fairly cheap. That way if the motor is marginal you can just take a deeper reduction.
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I find good used speed reducers at the scrap yard on a regular basis. Some of the them have motors attached or the motor will be in an adjoining pile. I have bought many for less than $0.20 per lb.Perhaps you could find something suitable too.
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Also, the sprocket arrangement gives you the ability to change gear reduction fairly cheap. That way if the motor is marginal you can just take a deeper reduction.
Or if the reduction of the reducer is not to your liking you can arrange that with sprockets too.
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Old 04-11-2019, 12:19 PM
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I can't say anything about how much torque you will need but what I can tell you is this is a good place to use even if you don't buy from them. I get all kinds of ideas on better ways to do things when I see what's available. They also have some good reference material on the web site. https://www.surpluscenter.com/
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If I ever get around to powering mine, I'm going to use the HF pipe threader, and get the adapter and shaft parts from swag off road. The hub is like $35. I'd use it 5o power both my head and tubing rollers.

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60W is less than 1/10 HP, 120W is about .16 HP so I'd go with the latter. Our bead roller isn't powered so I don't know how much actual HP it would take but it can require quite a bit of force if you have it turned down fairly tight in thicker material. You've got significant reduction in that gearbox so you should be all right...

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Here are the specs I found for one factory conversion kit id like something gear motor wise to be same or a bit torquier I just don't know much on searching eBay for this and not opposed to a used motor either

Motor: 1/6 HP 1.65 Amp
Gear Reduction: 75:1
Toggle Switch: 3 Position
Infinite Speed Adjustment: 0 – 20 RPM (11.8FPM)
Speed Control Knob: Infinitely Variable
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.16 HP is right at 1/6 HP. You should be good to go if the conversion kit is not underpowered.
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