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Recommendations for a good auto rotisserie

So I am going to get my husband an auto rotisserie for Christmas this year, but have no idea which brand is best or which features are best. He has a few different cars that he is restoring. He likes really good quality tools and he works on his cars by himself, so I want to get something nice and that a single person can use. I'm not sure if auto rotisseries can be used by a person working alone, but the description of this "Auto Dolly" rotisserie (http://www.summitracing.com/parts/MRM-M998080-J/) says that a single person can safely rotate it, so I guess not all can be used by a person working alone?? Anyway, if anyone can recommend a good one, or maybe ones to avoid. that would be great. Thanks for any help.
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I think that he is going to be working alone at times, that one with a geared "turner" that would let him crank on a handle to slowly turn the car would be a good plan. I am told (but have never seen it done!) that it is possible to add the gear drive later on some models
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A properly located car on a quality rotisserie does not need a gear rotator. Balance is the key .
I would recommend the Auto Twiller:

http://www.autotwirler.us/catalog/pr...products_id=29
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A properly located car on a quality rotisserie does not need a gear rotator. Balance is the key .
I would recommend the Auto Twiller:

http://www.autotwirler.us/catalog/pr...products_id=29
i second that. i have the rotisserie and the body cart plus. awsome people there, and can give you a shipping quote while your on the phone
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Gregsmith in Indy has the same one for $999.
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or a new welder and a set of plans

We built ours from a set of free plans and recycled (free) steel tubing. We built a roll around gantry crane bigger that the one Harbor freight sells to lift the body to attach the rotisserie then lift again and readjust to get it balanced. It sure is nice to not be laying on your back with sparks dropping on you.
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While some manufacturers offer more add-ons, Whirly Jig seems to be the best rotisserie on the market.

Link--> Whirly Jig.

Link--> Whirly Jig Testimonials.

These features impress me the most...ease of use...the body frame stiffener...the horizontal arms stay level when tightened (both reduce chassis distortion)...and its mobility (can be dismantled, stored and transported.)

My $0.02

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Be sure and get one that has hydraulic cylinders to adjust the height.

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