Originally Posted by timothale
I saw the info on metal meet about powering the beadroller so i bought the $50 atv winch and some sprockets from surplus center. We use one of the battery jumper systems some one gave us. with the winch mods you can power it fore and aft or pull the release and use the steering wheel with a helper. My son bought the smaller bead roller and modified it with a fast electric motor to run elect wire thru he has his crew save to smash insulation for recycling. Now I have a lot of duplicate dies. I will have to decide what contours to make. I tried one set and they were harder steel than I expected from Harbor Freight.
I wish I read that article it sounds better than mine,Funny thing is I have a winch and was going to use it but didnt have all the parts I was going to need ,Wait till you see this monstrosity you'll laugh your hoo hoo off ,but it works great ,no reverse though,But its got a clutch. I'll get a pic tomorrow,should be good for a laugh or two......I'm on the lookout for a small lathe just for making dies ,theres some interesting attachments for the E wheel you guys should look into,a Tipping wheel for folding lips,a roller skate wheel for an anvil and a gokart slick for the top wheel.....