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The Official Bead Roller Thread

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BAILEIGH INC, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Dammit
    Joined: Sep 10, 2008
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    Dammit
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    from Canada

    This is my H.F. bead roller that I powered with an electric power steering motor and gearbox, and SBC flexplate. The direction is controlled by a double foot switch and four relays, running off a car battery. The stand is made from warehouse racks and a '78 Chev van gas tank bracket. Am currently adding a speed control from a 12V trolling motor that allows me to slow the machine to where you can barely see the wheels turn, still having enough power to shape the metal without stalling. Have posted this machine before.
     

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  2. D.G.F
    Joined: Jun 22, 2010
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    from Las Vegas

    i have been looking at the HF roller... just to do some small jobs someday i will get me a nice one
     
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  4. mr.chevrolet
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    here's mine. picked it up for a couple bucks at a sale. no real throat depth but ok for the price
     

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  5. timothale
    Joined: Feb 3, 2007
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    Mr chevrolet 2 beads at once and they are even you scored ! !
     
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    Is that an old Pexto?
     
  7. nice, but keep your arms and hands clear of the sprockets:D.
     
  8. lrapso
    Joined: Oct 18, 2009
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    from Costa Rica


    Hey great machine what is the diameter of these bars ???
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  9. hugh m
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    The rolls are about 3" in diameter....make a 1/2" bead.
     
  10. lrapso
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    Some pics of the advance in my Bead Roller build<input id="gwProxy" type="hidden"><!--Session data--><input jscode="leoInternalChangeDone()" onclick="if(typeof(jsCall)=='function'){jsCall();}else{setTimeout('jsCall()',500);}" id="jsProxy" type="hidden">
     

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  12. hugh m
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    A lot of thinking went into that one. Wonder how it would work for louvers, ever tried it?
     
  13. BAILEIGH INC
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    Sure, we can make louver dies no problem.
     
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    Vultures Row Aviation sent this to me today and said:

    "Putting a .032 joggle on an 11' SBD Dauntless upper wing skin. Sweet! Perfection!!"

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  15. scottb356
    Joined: Jun 10, 2011
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    My old 622, great machine but limited throat. If I ever get above water agin one of your rollers will be my next purchase. I NEED a deeper throat. Wow that didn't come out sounding right:confused: Is your units shaft the same as the Pextos ?....That didn't sound right either:rolleyes:
     

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  16. markjenks
    Joined: Aug 31, 2009
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    Where's a good place to get mandrels for it? I got one a year ago and only have one set for it and would like others.
     
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  19. Mark
    Joined: Oct 5, 2002
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    My Dad and I recently powered up a Central Machinery bead roller. Used a garage door opener that was kicking around. Cheap $7 foot pedal off ebay. Mounted a light switch bead roller3.jpg bead roller4.jpg to change directions. Model A axle tube as a stand. (have since added a flywheel to the bottom to make it more stable). bought a 40 teeth bicycle sprocket to gear it down even more. added a gusset to strengthen it. We are amateurs, still learning, but it seems to work pretty good.
     

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  20. dabirdguy
    Joined: Jun 23, 2005
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    I tried the garage door opener rout. Great torque, but much too fast for me even geared down.
     

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