What Flavor bead roller?

Old 02-06-2012, 05:50 PM
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I am looking for a new bead roller and I am retiring my modified harbor freight special. Whats everyones take on a good one? Any Suggestions
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:28 PM
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A buddy of mine recently bought a motorized bead roller. It's terrible. The frame is plenty strong and it would probably roll a nice bead,but it is so underpowered it wont pull very thin aluminum through the rollers. I'll get the name of it so you can avoid it. All I can say now is it is blue. I'm thinking of the initials VB are on it,but not sure.
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:34 AM
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I bought mine from Eastwood and am very pleased with it. When rolling large panels by yourself, it REALLY helps to have a surrounding support/table at the roller level. My first time I wasted a panel trying to roll without that table, kinks and bends = UGLY
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by DrivingMissDD

I bought mine from Eastwood and am very pleased with it. When rolling large panels by yourself, it REALLY helps to have a surrounding support/table at the roller level. My first time I wasted a panel trying to roll without that table, kinks and bends = UGLY
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What kind of thickness have you tried with that one?
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22G cold rolled sheet steel
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by olds48
A buddy of mine recently bought a motorized bead roller. It's terrible. The frame is plenty strong and it would probably roll a nice bead,but it is so underpowered it wont pull very thin aluminum through the rollers. I'll get the name of it so you can avoid it. All I can say now is it is blue. I'm thinking of the initials VB are on it,but not sure.
MB it is a Mitler Brothers. Like I said,great bead roller,just needs more than the 1/16 hp motor it has
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He needs to contact Mb about this and give them a chance to rectify the problem. Might be a common issue with a fix.

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Originally Posted by DrivingMissDD
He needs to contact Mb about this and give them a chance to rectify the problem. Might be a common issue with a fix.

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I agree and let us know how he makes out... I got my eye on that one!
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