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Offline Skip Pipes

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Motorizing a Bead Roller
« on: January 13, 2018, 07:26:33 PM »
I’ve has this Low Buck Tools bead roller for 20 years and always wished it was motorized.

About a year back I viewed a YouTube video that detailed converting a HF Bead Roller with a Drill. I thought it was brilliant and the answer for me. So I crafted this from mostly found items from the shop. I did purchase a ½ inch 500 rpm drill from HF, as well as a Chevy starter drive from the parts store. I can easily throttle the speed with the foot pedal, which is by mechanical cable. It works well.

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