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Mittler Bead Rollers

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by NeedFiber, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. NeedFiber
    Joined: Dec 20, 2011
    Posts: 106


    I'm looking at the Mittler bread rollers...hoping to dump my crappy HF bead roller but would love to re-purpose the HF dies. Does anyone know if they will fit the Mittler roller? If anyone has another brand of roller to consider please respond. I need the ability to start and stop a bead within a panels really need the electric foot control. My wife cranks the flanger while I feed....we call her "Fannie the Flanger" know, Rosie the Riveter....blah blah blah.... anyway, her right arm is getting much to big so we need a better tool.
  2. Dump the Chinese Harbor-Bomber shit and buy American. Those shit dies don't fit anything else anyway.
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2012
  3. NeedFiber
    Joined: Dec 20, 2011
    Posts: 106


    Fact or fiction? Anyone else?
  4. metalshapes
    Joined: Nov 18, 2002
    Posts: 10,815

    Tech Editor

    Cant answer your question, but the Mittler Bros beadroller is a good machine.

    They are also nice people that stand behind their product.

    Mine was sent out with a problem, and they sent me the parts I needed to repair it ( a new motor, pedal, and cables )
    Without any kind of hassle.
    They just wanted my machine to be right.

    And I have many years of use out of it since then...

  5. cretin
    Joined: Oct 10, 2006
    Posts: 3,010


    will not fit.
  6. choppedmerc
    Joined: Feb 18, 2009
    Posts: 95

    from Spokane

    I have a mittler bros powered bead roller and love it! Not sure if HF dies fit but if you were to use them on an american made unit bad Karma to you!! please dont mix crap with american ingenuity. Dont get me wrong HF is cool just dont co mingle the 2!!!
  7. dontlifttoshift
    Joined: Sep 17, 2005
    Posts: 652


    The id and od of the dies are different.
  8. the metalsurgeon
    Joined: Apr 19, 2009
    Posts: 1,238

    the metalsurgeon
    from Denver

  9. Get the M B its the best... hf dies do not fit...

  10. oj
    Joined: Jul 27, 2008
    Posts: 6,312


    Check 'Pro Tools' in florida. I've used thier electric for longer than those other companies have even made bead rollers.
  11. rcktscientist
    Joined: Jan 13, 2010
    Posts: 81

    from San Diego

    I have a MB and it is great...but I saw a Lazze 2nd Generation 3 Axis model and I got Beadroller Envy. Being able to change location of top roller is great. I may end up selling my MB to upgrade to Lazze.
  12. At $7000 you will have to sell a few MB's to upgrade:eek::D
  13. 48stude
    Joined: Jul 31, 2004
    Posts: 1,205


    The HF dies will not fit MB . I have them both. Bill
  14. DoubleJ52
    Joined: Jul 15, 2007
    Posts: 237

    from Belton, MO

    Mike Mittler is a friend of mine and I would highly recommend any of his products, he's also got alot of dies for his bead rollers.
  15. Jim Stabe
    Joined: Oct 31, 2008
    Posts: 179

    Jim Stabe

    HF dies ride on a metric sized shaft. I use to know how many mm's but can't recall now. They are also hardened so you can't do much with them to change the size.
  16. metalshapes
    Joined: Nov 18, 2002
    Posts: 10,815

    Tech Editor

    Tell your friend I'm impressed with his customer service. :)

    He helped me out another time too.
    When I needed part of a tool in a hurry ( non stock sizes so he didnt have it in stock), which he dropshipped to my place.

    Highly recommended from me too...
  17. sunvalley54
    Joined: Aug 25, 2008
    Posts: 182

    Alliance Vendor

    The Mittler Brothers dies are 2-1/2" OD X 3/4" ID. HF dies have a 7/8" ID, so they will not fit the Mittler bead rollers. Mittler Bead rolls will fit the Baileigh machine (because they copied the Mittler, and have the machines made in China) and the newer Pro Tool machines. I run the 200-36NV - The 36" Industrial machine. Nice Unit!
    Last edited: May 8, 2012
  18. hugh m
    Joined: Jul 18, 2007
    Posts: 2,143

    hugh m
    from ct.

    I'm dissapointed with all this "copied and made in China" stuff. Mittler is top quality, have gone through a few notcher blades on stainless steel, which chews up everything, and appreciate their replacable parts, and service.
  19. HighSpeed LowDrag
    Joined: Mar 2, 2005
    Posts: 968

    HighSpeed LowDrag
    from Houston

    We have a MB at work. Great machine. If I was going to buy one, I would look at three of them. MB, Baleigh, and Lazze.
    Joined: Sep 18, 2007
    Posts: 3,622


    I also have a Mitler Bros. bead roller. I would highly recommend their machine.
  21. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 12,306

    from Quincy, IL

    I have a Mittler and am very satisfied. I think you may have misinterpreted the post you are referring to. Read it again...does not say MB copied...........


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