English wheel & Planishing hammer.

A look at some of the shop tools for RewT.
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English wheel & Planishing hammer.

Post by RewT » 07 Dec 2016, 13:41

The English wheel is a great tool that comes in handy when working with sheet metal. This unit is from Grizzly and comes with the frame and all the dies for around $150 shipped. The dies are smaller, but if you are just getting into wheeling and want to learn, this is a great machine.

The planishing hammer is from Harbor freight and is also a great tool. The planishing hammer is perfect for smoothing large areas of metal for welds and panel crowning. The solid steel frame of this pneumatic hammer handles shaping steel up to 18 gauge! The planishing hammer also features foot pedal operation to leave your hands free to work and adjust.
19-5/8 in. throat accommodates large workpieces
Comes with 1 in., 2 in. and 3 in. radius anvils
Foot pedal operation leaves hands free to work
Rugged steel frame

I decided to mount my English wheel and planishing hammer onto 1 table for easy use. I had to make the 4 mounting brackets for the wheel and also made a mount for the extra dies for the planishing hammer and tied to the two machines together with a piece of diamond plate to make both more ridged.

I am happy with both machines and would defiantly purchase them again.
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And mounted to the stand.
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The English wheel in the vice.
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Planishing hammer in the vice mount I made for it.
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Re: English wheel & Planishing hammer.

Post by RewT » 11 Jan 2017, 14:42

I did recently take the English wheel apart and painted the brackets and the frame itself.


I am going to be upgrading the wheel to the Bench top English wheel from the Eastwood company after the first of the year. Been using one at a friends shop and with the larger dies, works a lot faster and easier on my arms.
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Took it all apart and sanded and painted all the brackets and the frame!
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