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Old 02-25-2015, 09:03 AM
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it kind of sounds like he recants his original fix by saying he should have used the u bolt instead but after looking at it I'm not so sure. His original fix seems pretty solid. Any thoughts?

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second look ?

I'll have to look at the HF one the next time we go to town, next week to see the dentist.
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One of the things you'll always be using a brake for is making door bottoms 36" is way to small to be of any use. Instead of buying the brake I just get 8" lengths folded at the place I get my metal and cut off what I need.
The new design of the HF E wheel is much better than the one I bought a few years ago,its much stronger and has a few upgrades ,I wish I could trade up. You want a deal on my old one?
hands down the E wheel is the one I would get those work top E wheels are a joke (useless)...You'll see when you try the bigger one.
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Maybe the belt and suspenders repair, The pressure bolt to keep the top die from sliding back and the U-bolt to keep the bracket from rotating ?
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One of the things you'll always be using a brake for is making door bottoms 36" is way to small to be of any use. Instead of buying the brake I just get 8" lengths folded at the place I get my metal and cut off what I need.
The new design of the HF E wheel is much better than the one I bought a few years ago,its much stronger and has a few upgrades ,I wish I could trade up. You want a deal on my old one?
hands down the E wheel is the one I would get those work top E wheels are a joke (useless)...You'll see when you try the bigger one.
It's very hard to get any shape going with those bench wheels but this grizzly one I tell you, it can get into spaces no big one can. I've seen many posts where guys have given up on wheeling certain areas and I'm thinking, "I know my crappy Grizzly could get in there." I'd like to get the wheel but I just don't see any projects where I can use it for now anyways.
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Maybe the belt and suspenders repair, The pressure bolt to keep the top die from sliding back and the U-bolt to keep the bracket from rotating ?
from the way he said it I was guessing he was thinking the u bolt could replace his first idea. I'm not too sure cause his first fix seemed pretty solid.
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You guys may want to check out woodward fab, they have a nice selection of tools and reasonable pricing from what I have seen. I have looked at some of their tools at shows and am considering a few of them a little later on. Maybe someone here has had experience with something from them and can offer a real world review?

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I have their cheap bead roller. I heard it's a little better than HF's bead roller. It still needed a lot of work and isn't perfect but works good enough.
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