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Keith Marshall
 
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Default New Ring Roller available

Someone recently asked about a ring roller like the one used on American
Chopper and the one at Shop Outfitters was suggested. I just wanted to let
everyone know that there is a new one on the market that might be worth a
try.

I went to a Homier truckload tool sale yesterday and they now have one for
$99.99. It looks to be about the same size as the Shop Outfitters' version
but instead of a large wheel it uses 4 handles. The top roller has ball
bearings mounted in 4-bolt flanges and the bracket holding the lower rollers
is raised with a small hydraulic jack to control the amount of bend.

It looks like it might be decent but they only had a display with none to
sell this time. The one thing I noticed that I didn't like is that there
were no grooves in the rollers for bending rod. I'm sure you could do it
anyway but the grooves help keep it straight.

Here's a link for anyone that's interested:

http://www.homier.com/itemdetail.asp?i=04647&browse=no

It's a simple design that would be very easy to build but $100 isn't a bad
price either. :-)

Best Regards,
Keith Marshall


"I'm not grown up enough to be so old!"



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Default New Ring Roller available

Keith Marshall wrote:

Someone recently asked about a ring roller like the one used on American
Chopper and the one at Shop Outfitters was suggested. I just wanted to let
everyone know that there is a new one on the market that might be worth a
try.

I went to a Homier truckload tool sale yesterday and they now have one for
$99.99. It looks to be about the same size as the Shop Outfitters' version
but instead of a large wheel it uses 4 handles. The top roller has ball
bearings mounted in 4-bolt flanges and the bracket holding the lower rollers
is raised with a small hydraulic jack to control the amount of bend.

It looks like it might be decent but they only had a display with none to
sell this time. The one thing I noticed that I didn't like is that there
were no grooves in the rollers for bending rod. I'm sure you could do it
anyway but the grooves help keep it straight.

Here's a link for anyone that's interested:

http://www.homier.com/itemdetail.asp?i=04647&browse=no

It's a simple design that would be very easy to build but $100 isn't a bad
price either. :-)

Best Regards,
Keith Marshall


"I'm not grown up enough to be so old!"

they told you that it was a display model??? its those guys who they
send out on the trucks... they dont want to go out and get one out the
truck for you... i had the same thing years ago... they even told me
that they had the item on the truck(it was a $00.00 item) and they would
not go out to the truck to get it until they sold all the junk that was
in the viewing room first....
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Default New Ring Roller available

Geez I like Homier!

I ran into a tent sale up this way a few years ago and got one of those
big drill caddies full of chinese drills for $10bucks a pop - same crap, afaik,
that everyone else gets $29-$39 bucks for... must be, they break the same! '- )

_-_-bear

Keith Marshall wrote:

Someone recently asked about a ring roller like the one used on American
Chopper and the one at Shop Outfitters was suggested. I just wanted to let
everyone know that there is a new one on the market that might be worth a
try.

I went to a Homier truckload tool sale yesterday and they now have one for
$99.99. It looks to be about the same size as the Shop Outfitters' version
but instead of a large wheel it uses 4 handles. The top roller has ball
bearings mounted in 4-bolt flanges and the bracket holding the lower rollers
is raised with a small hydraulic jack to control the amount of bend.

It looks like it might be decent but they only had a display with none to
sell this time. The one thing I noticed that I didn't like is that there
were no grooves in the rollers for bending rod. I'm sure you could do it
anyway but the grooves help keep it straight.

Here's a link for anyone that's interested:

http://www.homier.com/itemdetail.asp?i=04647&browse=no

It's a simple design that would be very easy to build but $100 isn't a bad
price either. :-)

Best Regards,
Keith Marshall


"I'm not grown up enough to be so old!"


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