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Old 09-24-2013, 08:51 PM
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I think I'm going to buy it just for the wheels,, Easy to build a bigger frame and won't break the bank to have a nice wheel in the shop... Been wanting one...
Those parts are of good quality and worth more then what you'll pay!

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Mine will take some adjusting and as far as size is concerned a large wheel almost needs to guys to function on a large fender or something but for cab corners and patch panels this will serve just fine..and once you learn on this one the big wheel will be easy for you..

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Got mine yesterday, and assembled it. Took it to my basement workbench and clamped it in the vise. Haven't used it yet, or even played with it, but it definitely is for small panels, as the depth is about 15", so a 30" panel would be the largest that could be worked.
Once I get time to play with some metal I'll see what mods it might need, and try to work some sheet metal up!
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Hi guys. Mine arrived a couple days ago and I have mastered making bent metal! it doesn't look like anything but it's curved!That being said I did have to make some adjustments to get things aligned. The saddle that holds the lower anvils was high on one side so out came the grinder and a little touch up. The anvils are now parallel to the larger upper wheel.

The large upper wheel had to much side ti side movement so a little shimming was necessary. The holes in the framework that the upper wheel attaches with are a little over sized so I'll make a couple of bushings to correct that.

All the anvil wheels and upper wheel look fine. They have sealed bearings and harden pins. It looks like Ching made the frame and Chang made the wheels. Chang is probably two years older and has more experience. Not bad for a eight year old!
I'm going to weld up a socket that the end will slide into and attach it to one of the posts in my shop. That way it will be removable and out of the way. Certainly worth $93.00!

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Got mine yesterday, and assembled it. Took it to my basement workbench and clamped it in the vise. Haven't used it yet, or even played with it, but it definitely is for small panels, as the depth is about 15", so a 30" panel would be the largest that could be worked.
Once I get time to play with some metal I'll see what mods it might need, and try to work some sheet metal up!
Do you gentlemen have a set of shrinker/stretcher jaws to go with the English Wheels?

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Do you gentlemen have a set of shrinker/stretcher jaws to go with the English Wheels?

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I don't John, but it's next on my wish list!
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I don't John, but it's next on my wish list!
They will indeed be a great addition. The two together really give you some neat possibilities.

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Do you gentlemen have a set of shrinker/stretcher jaws to go with the English Wheels?

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There on my list John.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLhU...ture=endscreen

Good you tube shows process of making the sheet metal to convert a wagon to nomad look..Great if you need ideas to make that unobtanium replacement panel..

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Lazze has a good u tube video on how to fine tune a shrinker stretcher and how to polish the die holders so they work better.
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Old 09-30-2013, 07:32 PM
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Lazze has a good u tube video on how to fine tune a shrinker stretcher and how to polish the die holders so they work better.
Good video. Just watched. Thanks for posting.

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Thanks for the post. Its still the same price today, 10/1. been wanting to try my hand at rolling:-) Ordered mine
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Marchant shrinker

Marchant Manufacturers of Metal Forming & Riveting Machines

"The Marchant Model 6 FG is operated through actuation of a pendulum movement foot pedal. A calibrated handwheel adjustment insures exact gripping-action for all thickness of material within the capacity of the machine."

A Marchant is a top end tool. ( $ $ ) the adjustable hand wheel lets you preset the shrink and just put the pedal all the way down, you can work faster with out over shrinking an area or over stretching.
After using the Marchant at the College Street Rod Fab class I took a few years ago , I have been think ing about adding a similar adjuster -limiter to my chepo HF shrinker. that would be advantageous if you modify the dies as Lazze showed in his video to increase the horizontal distance between the dies.

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E wheeel use.

I took a fab class from Ron Covell a few years ago and I wondered what he was doing, He took the sheet of aluminum to the Shot Bag and with his teardrop hammer put a lot of big goose egg bumps in it. I had always started on the edge of a sheet and gradually worked across the panel, working it into the final shape as I went across, slowly. Ron then went to the Ewheel and started rolling and quickly formed it to fit the buck. The Skill part is knowing where to put the goose egg bumps, how many and and how deep you make them.
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Price is still good. However they are on B/O. about a month away. Still on the boat I suppose?
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Has anybody worked up some "improvements" to the Grizzly benchtop English Wheel? Mine arrived last week.

I've done the Lazze mods to the shrinker/stretcher; it makes a big difference.
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