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  1. #1
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    Cool Gearbox Tube Bender

    I was looking for some of you more experienced guys opinion. I am a machinist for a papermill and it's hard to believe some of the things these big companys throw out. I have a couple of right angle gearboxes ranging from 5 to 1 ratio, 60 to 1 ratio, and 100 to 1 ratio. I was wondering if you guys think I could make an adapter for the low speed side of one of these gearboxes to mount a tube die and shoe and run the high speed side with a H.D. 1/2" drive drill to bend tubing with. I asked one of our mechanical engineers this question and he thought it would work. I thought about trying the 60-1 ratio gearbox, which I got for $5 scrap price. The only thing that was wrong with it was the keyway in one of the two low speed shafts was worn, I'll just use the other shaft. Just wondering if anyone has tried something similar to this.

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    Cool

    I use a 60:1 to power my slip rolls, scroller and a small 3 wheel roll. It works perfect with a 3/4 hp motor, just the right speed...Bob
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    Bob Wright, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
    Metal Master Fab Salem, Oh 44460
    Birthplace of the Silver & Deming Drill
    1999 MM185 w/185 Spoolgun,1986 Thunderbolt AC/DC
    Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

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    Cool gearbox tube bender

    Thanks aametalmaster great pics, now you have the wheels turning in my head. I see these gearboxes at work running things 24/7/365 that I wouldn't think they would run. I am making a parts list in my head as I am writting this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aametalmaster View Post
    I use a 60:1 to power my slip rolls, scroller and a small 3 wheel roll. It works perfect with a 3/4 hp motor, just the right speed...Bob
    Bob , is that reversible?
    Miller Syncrowave 200
    Homemade Water Cooler
    130XP MIG
    Spectrum 375
    60 year old Logan Lathe
    Select Machine and Tool Mill
    More stuff than I can keep track of..

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    Yes it is. For and rev thru the drum switch...Bob
    Bob Wright, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
    Metal Master Fab Salem, Oh 44460
    Birthplace of the Silver & Deming Drill
    1999 MM185 w/185 Spoolgun,1986 Thunderbolt AC/DC
    Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

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