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Old 05-20-2010, 11:56 AM
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Default 3/8" single bead roll for pexto beader

im going nuts trying to locate a 3/8" single bead mandrel roll die set for my pexto roll formers. i've checked everywhere. the ogee bead seams standard but not the single bead. Help!!
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Looks like that roll is only available on the cm250 machine. This chart is circa 1951 or 52.
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Old 05-21-2010, 07:50 AM
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Old 05-22-2010, 08:51 AM
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LOL-Glad I could help. Pexto made a back geared bench machine model 585 with a 3/8 roll but never seen one.
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Old 05-22-2010, 09:37 PM
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im going nuts trying to locate a 3/8" single bead mandrel roll die set for my pexto roll formers. i've checked everywhere. the ogee bead seams standard but not the single bead. Help!!
I hate to recommend cheap tools, but I picked up a HF bead roller a few years ago for less than $60.00. It had more depth than my 622, and the price was right. It came with a 1/4", 3/8", and 1/2" single bead dies. I'm NOT impressed with the tool, but for what I needed it to do, it worked fine. Are you going to be doing alot with the 3/8 bead, or is it occasional use? If you go this route, you'll have to build a base for it, because the HF model is designed to be mounted in a vise. (???) I used a 1" sch 40 black coupling welded to a plate and it fits perfectly into 1.5" sch 40 pipe. Just a few ideas if you don't have the cash to buy new dies from Roper Whitney.
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Old 05-24-2010, 08:43 AM
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thanks fellas, sound good. I primarily use the 3/8 bead to attach my round collar fittings to mt SQ2RD. it fits like a gore section to an adj. elbow which allows it to spin and it looks great. where was that site for the cheap tools?
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Old 08-07-2010, 07:14 PM
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Harbor Freight is the company he was referring to. There are a couple of others out there as well. Woodward fab is another. I am not promoting anyone as I haven't used their tools. Also could check ebay too.
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Old 08-25-2010, 08:04 PM
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might also check out automotive sheetmetal tooling suppliers. 3/8 single bead is pretty common on stuff like wheel tubs,floor pans,decorative panels. these usually have very deep throats on them as well. bonus! most will also support louver cutting rolls!
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