The English Wheel can shape steel and aluminum smoothly and easily by pushing metal back and forth through the wheels to stretch the metal and produce customized curves. No electric, pneumatic, or hydraulic power is used. Attach this to your sturdy workbench end vise and shape sheet metal just like the big boys. It comes with 7 lower wheel contours with storage rack, hardened steel wheels, and gusseted steel frame with powder-coated finish. This kit will leave you fully equipped, including all the essentials to get started right.
- Additional lower wheels and storage rack
- Can be mounted on bench, clamped in vise or use with optional welded stand
- Machine provides outstanding performance on small jobs like motorcycle tanks, tank covers, seat cowls and aircraft fillets
- Suitable for a variety of other tasks, including shaping, fabrication, and smoothing dents and welding seams in fenders, hoods and trunk panels
- Anvil yoke is adjustable on both sides of the axle support with thumb screws so it can be trued with the upper wheel
- The design is simple, with few moving parts. The base takes the form of a large "C," and is usually made of fabricated steel. It is very sturdy and rigid
- Type: English Wheel
- Material: Steel
- Wheels: Hardened Steel
- Capacity: 16 Gauge Mild Steel, Aluminum, Copper
- Throat Capacity: 15-3/8"
- Upper Wheel Diameter: Flat; 5-7/8"
- Lower Wheel Diameter: 2"
- Lower Wheel Contours: Flat; 1/2" r.1" r.; 1-1/2" r.; 2-1/2" r.; 5" r.; and 9" r
- Overall Dimensions: 9-3/4"(L) x 22-1/4"(W) x 21-1/4"(H)
- Assembly Required: Yes
- English Wheel Shaping Benchtop
It' an inexpensive entrance into metal finishing ( recently purchased bead roller and dimple dies). Linking forward to projects with custom cars. Just won' t push to hard, take time to work it. Made two panels so far, putting slight crown really makes things look better.
great for beginners would be 5 star if rollers were wider.
My wife chose this English Wheel for me. This is my first English Wheel and I am learning along the way. I am impressed with this little machine. The wheels, themselves, are pretty good quality. They are round, no nicks, and well polished. For those folks that want everything done in a hurry, an English wheel is not the tool for the task. For those that have some patience to do the learning curve, this is a great place to start. I mostly do smaller patch panels for restoration work on old cars & trucks. So far I have no complaints and will one day graduate to a larger machine (I will still keep using this one, too). My wife chose well.
I like it a lot! but out of the package, it had a few tiny problems the anvil holder is tight so I had to bend it out so the anvils would fit in and the main or top steel roller is a little loose I fixed that with a thin washer. The only major complaint is no attaching or mounting bracket besides these couple of things it works great I already made a battery apron for a restoration. This next part is for every English wheel made do extra workouts with your upper body, I forgot how much arm strength it takes!! besides these few things I love it, it is compact, works great and it's inexpensive I think it's the best bang for the buck!!