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Old 02-26-2017, 06:19 PM
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Swag Offroad beat me to the keyed drive axle.

Damn they are proud of their rolls.

http://www.swagoffroad.com/SWAG-Tubi...ller_p_51.html
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Old 02-26-2017, 06:43 PM
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Debating on returning it or fixing it to
a reliable tool.
I would start over brand new construction.

I never could understand the SWAG kit.

Get some member here to plasma cut new improved, heavier side plates,
use standard 4 bolt flange ball bearings, larger shafts, etc.
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Old 02-27-2017, 09:47 AM
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I would start over brand new construction.

I never could understand the SWAG kit.

Get some member here to plasma cut new improved, heavier side plates,
use standard 4 bolt flange ball bearings, larger shafts, etc.
You are a bad influence...
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Old 02-27-2017, 09:53 AM
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Thank you.....my work here is done....
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Old 02-27-2017, 06:28 PM
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While Doug brings up some good points. I decided to keep the current roller
and modify it to work for my needs. One of the set screw holes is deformed.
The roll dies appear to be cast steel so welding on them will work.

The bearings 42mm OD, 20mm ID and 12mm wide are very common
snowmobile bearings I can get a set of 10 of them on amazon for $18
delivered via prime.

So it is staying. I am going to machine a new drive shaft out of some tool
steel I have and put a key way into it for the drive rolls.

I will update here as things progress.
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Old 02-27-2017, 06:31 PM
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Pictures the drive shaft is made of very soft steel. As I was rolling the tube
back and forth the set screws kept digging into the flats and eating them up
then I would tighten them more and they dug deeper.
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The roll dies appear to be cast steel so welding on them will work
Appear is the key word there.

When I machined the spare set of dies I bought with my roller, they were full of all kinds of inclusions. I'm not sure what they put in the mix when they cast them.
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Old 02-27-2017, 07:26 PM
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I am going to machine a new drive shaft out of some tool
steel I have and put a key way into it for the drive rolls.


Make 2, they are small? (hint, hint...)
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Old 02-27-2017, 11:12 PM
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I had the earlier version of that roller some years ago. I built many things with it. Hand rolling for a few small items is not too bad, but bigger diameters and lots of it gets old fast. On mine I put on a sprocket and a 2 horse gearmotor. A 1 horse motor was not nearly enough. It worked well. I wore the thing out over a couple years until I got my first set of pinch rolls. The gear motor turned it into very useful tool. I put mounted bearings on mine after I wore out the original pin holes. I seem to recall bigger shafts too.
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Old 02-28-2017, 07:54 AM
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I mean, I'm good with new tools and all, but I don't know any parts on a Wood splitter that need to be rolled....
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