Yet another shop equipment build. This time, our take on the Harbor Freight/Swag Off Road style tubing roller. We have used the HF roller with some of the upgrades that Swag offers for a number of years already. But during our big shop move a couple years back, the roller setup was damaged. This led to inconsistent rolls and lots of frustration trying to resolve the issues. So here we are finally fixing the issues once and for all while adding our unique spin.
Our original setup:
Link to HF roller: https://www.harborfreight.com/tubing-roller-99736.html
Link to Swag's roller upgrades: https://www.swagoffroad.com/SWAG-Tub...ries_c_54.html
We wanted to keep the new platform similar to the old so that dies could be purchased instead of having to make custom dies. Although we have made a couple custom die sets for it already and will make a few others as well, but more on that later. Another reason to keep it similar was the fact that we still had some unused parts on the shelf from Swag. Specifically, the electric drive kit including the electric threader.
Got started designing in SW:
Then made all the cutting files needed and cut some pieces out with the plasma table as well as the mill and lathe. Instead of going in depth with each piece being produced, we will just show the finished pieces. If you want more info on how some of the individual pieces were created, here are a couple short videos of 2 of the processes: