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Old 02-26-2017, 12:03 PM
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As requested here are some pictures...

1- Box
2- gratuitous picture of other things I bought.
3- hand wheel
4- dies, 2 came installed on the frame.
5- frame assembly, came out of the box as is.
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Old 02-26-2017, 12:13 PM
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1-3 - various views.
4-5 - roll die dimensions 3.25" wide at the shaft, 4" diameter.
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Old 02-26-2017, 12:28 PM
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What type of lube are you going to use on the hole in the dies?
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Old 02-26-2017, 01:10 PM
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Thank You for the pics Thats what Im looking for
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I really need to get one of those some day. Then get the upgrade kit that SWAG Offroad makes to convert it to small round stock. One day...one day.
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Old 02-26-2017, 03:43 PM
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Buy the wings from swag off-road. They make rolling tubing much easier.

I have their 2" sq. tube dies that practically live in my roller. They work great for the 2" tube and flat bar from 3/8" - 2" wide as well.

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Buy the wings from swag off-road. They make rolling tubing much easier.

I have their 2" sq. tube dies that practically live in my roller. They work great for the 2" tube and flat bar from 3/8" - 2" wide as well.

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What wall thickness can you get away with on the 2"?
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I've had one for a few years and it's not really a bad tool right out of the box.

Trevor built the "Hamsterminator" with it.

I bought the extra set of dies that HF sells for it and modified them for square tube. I have made special purpose dies for a one off job for angle iron but for the life of me, I forgot where I put them.
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What wall thickness can you get away with on the 2"?
I have only done 14ga. Sq. tube but I don't think it would have a problem with 11ga. 1/8" thick.

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I had some 1-1/2" 11 gauge DOM tubing, it struggled to bend it.

Ended up stripping out the set screws on the drive roll. They were a loose
M6x1 screw. I drilled and retapped the holes to 5/16x24, they are not
getting stripped but they are working loose and I have to retighten them
every few passes. The set screws on the hand well also work loose.

The part of the die that holds the set screw is too thin, in my opinion and
is part of the problem as the screws don't have enough to hold onto.

Also the drive die could really use a key way for a positive drive but that
would make change out dies a bit of a PITA.

Yes I have the set screws tightened on the flats they still don't stay. The
fact that the original set screw just pushed out under normal use on the
first piece of tubing bothers me. Debating on returning it or fixing it to
a reliable tool.
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