Bead Roller mods.

  1. Exuptoy

    Exuptoy Member

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    Just purchased a Metz clone bead roller. Only tried it with the shearing dies and it works fine with exception of the depth of throat with the long handle. So I have purchased a tractor steering wheel for a Massey Fergusson : D
    and for a little dexterity and will also add a motor gearbox assy from a mains operated single phase winch.

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    The centre bore is too small so will need some drilling out and the 10mm holding down bolt for the dies will get a hand wheel fitted so it’ll be easier to set up and I’ll try and fit a return spring. It’ll also get some beefing up at the back of the plate to take away any flex. It seems these clone machines all suffer from the same issues.

    My first issue is I was given a new Nutool winch which had never been used but the pendant was missing and the wiring incomplete. I’ll need to source a pendant which I assume also includes the capacitor. I’ve put a loose wire back in where it seems to come from and flashed it with the supply but it doesn’t turn in either direction I’m assuming because the cap is missing. I could verify this by spinning the rear fan and initiating the start but I’ll hang on until I find a pendant. If anyone has a spare please let me know.
    As you’d expect the drawing and some of the cable numbers differ but it’s not too hard to fathom. Yellow wire from the motor innards is the centre of the windings connected to neutral with up or down via red or green.

    I’ll make an adaptor from the cable drum and cut down the shaft and retain my sprocket using a large stepped washer made on the lathe and bolt in the end.

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  2. stuvy

    stuvy Member

    Looking forward to your progress in this as I have the same machine I used it three times now
     
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  3. optima21 Forum Supporter

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    ahh you'll have fun, buy a new toy and start modding it :D:D think of them as a blank canvas for an artist to modify and make into something useful.....a few of us have these and have modded them, welcome to the club. you'll probably find that its a bit flexible so may need stiffening up. look forwards to your mods
     
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  4. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    I've always that was obligatory. :D
     
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  5. Exuptoy

    Exuptoy Member

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    Just found a pendant for the hoist so once it arrives I can check the operation then it’s a goer, otherwise I’ll cannibalise a drill. Hoping the hoist is good as the motor is 1000w :o.
    Cut the drum up earlier to make a backer for the sprocket and found my RDG tools handweel is damaged. If they won’t replace it I’ll make another handle from Acetyl or Delryn.
    I need to find an old bike chain (530 pitch) and a 530 rear sprocket. Sure I have both here. I found 2 brand new 525 chains here and I have 520 chain and sprocket on the ER5 cafe which I can rob as they’ll be getting replaced anyway. DD7C3344-83F3-4876-AE3B-26625DC19237.jpeg B9BCBDF0-149D-4706-8276-B543AB978E76.jpeg
     
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  6. minimutly Member

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    Welcome to the club, my effort is here somewhere - should say failed effort since the drive clutch on my geared motor slipped. Work pending.
    I'm sure you've grasped, slow is the key
     
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