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Old 03-28-2009, 07:27 AM
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Well,aparently I was wrong about the little arm on that raises the small wheel.It is not a tensioner its a quick release.
My experience has been that it is BOTH. It does, in fact, put more pressure on the work piece if you rotate the lever during use. So I don't see the problem with your continuing to use the foot control you made. If the machine does what you want it to do with your modification...why not continue using it that way. And by releasing your foot pressure you "quick release" the work piece.

The only difficulty I see is maintaining a uniform pressure on the workpiece as you move it between the wheels. If your foot pressure is unsteady, perhaps you can create non-uniform stretching of the metal and create more problems than you are trying to eliminate. (I'm totally just thinking out loud here.)
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Old 03-28-2009, 07:15 PM
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OK,dont laugh keep in mind I didnt know if it would work so I didnt spend much time fabricating it,It works and it helps put a compound curve in the piece when needed.I'm still very green with it but It's paid for itself on the first job,heres some pics
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