I recently made a picket twister that has a 1/3 hp motor, 2" pulley on the motor, 8 3/4" pulley on the 50:1 worm gear.
It can twist half inch solid cold square almost enough (to the shearing point).
I didn't even try to make baskets.
So my point is that my math tells me it takes 72.83hp to get there.
When I get time I am going to try a 11 3/4" pulley on the worm gear and see what that can do.
That should give me 97.7 hp at the stock.
I'll post results.
Just wanted to put the numbers out there.
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10-05-2011, 12:04 AM #1
Homemade picket twister Horse power numbers