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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ironworks, Oct 26, 2005.

  1. ironworks
    Joined: Nov 10, 2004
    Posts: 297

    ironworks
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    Is the Eckold kraft former worth the expense. I just sold one of my projects and was thinkin about buyin the 170 kraftformer for 10,000. I have never used one of the eckold but I have heard it is the cadillac. I have a pullmax and a wheel but man I think about the work I could do with that thing. What are your opinions on the machine.




    http://www.eckold.com/umformen/e_um_Homepage.html

    Rodger
     
  2. metalshapes
    Joined: Nov 18, 2002
    Posts: 10,395

    metalshapes
    Tech Editor

    Never worked with one either.

    Looks good though.
     
  3. Kreb
    Joined: Oct 26, 2005
    Posts: 32

    Kreb
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  4. oldtin
    Joined: Dec 22, 2001
    Posts: 482

    oldtin
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    They are nice machines, never used one, but have seen them in action.
    One thing to consider is what tooling comes with the one your thinking about buying. The tooling is high dollar, and unlike the pullmax tooling its not as easy to make. The omni-directional shrink and stretch dies are great, but will run about a grand each.
     
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  5. pimpin paint
    Joined: May 31, 2005
    Posts: 4,964

    pimpin paint
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    from so cal

    Hey,

    Ya sure 'bout the 10K price tag? I've been told these run much more
    than that! And than there's the tooling, ya think Pullmax goodies are
    top coin, price shrinking die for this puppy.
    I've played around with one of these, but never tried to make money with
    one. Sweet tool, the domeing tool produces some great high crowned
    parts.
     

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