When you purchase the Harbor Freight Tubing roller it comes with three roller die sets, 1.0" 1.5" and 2.0" round tube dies. If you are looking for additional tubing roller dies for the Harbor Freight tubing roller and or the HULK tubing roller you have came to the right spot.
As it currently stands we have 69 different sizes of dies available. We stock round tube dies, square dies, round pipe dies as well as a universal edge roller dies set for rolling flat bar on edge, cap rail dies and dies for rolling square on edge in a diamond shape. These dies are compatible with our HULK tubing roller shown HERE.
Each die set is 100% CNC machined out of 1018 steel for a precise fit. Every die set includes two outer driven rollers, one center drive roller.
The SWAG machined 4130 chromoly premium drive axle is required and must be used with our dies. One drive axle is compatible with every die set we produce, hence you will only need one axle regardless of how many die sets you own.
The drive axles as well as the center drive rollers are now broached and keyed. Using the a key way will eliminate the hassle of constantly tightening the set screws and trying to keep the "wobble" out of the center drive roller.
The drive axle has 4 machined flats for the crank wheel which increases the grip and reduces premature wear.
The bearings that are shipped with the HF tubing roller have ~ a 20% failure rate. We now offer factory direct replacements, a set of (4) for just $12.00. The true cost of not finishing your project due to the bearings coming apart is far more expensive than $12.00, consider it "Project Completion Insurance". Another additional bonus is you no longer need to constantly swap bearings from die set to die set, as you are able to leave the bearings installed in the non drive rollers so they are always set up for the next job.
We currently offer the dies in the following configurations: round tube, round pipe, square, as well as a full line unique dies for doing flat bar in edge or square in a diamond profile. In addition, we also offer a full line of Delrin dies in round tube, round pipe and square sizes. Delrin dies are well suited for aluminum, copper, brass, and chrome finishes where abrasion or scratches on the material are not acceptable.
NOTE: Tube rolling is a bit of an art; where time and patience is your friend. Due to so many operator controlled variables, there is no warranty on our dies.
Click here for an in depth detailed review along with great useful tips and tricks to mastering the HF tubing roller.
Click here for a detailed review on rolling square tubing on edge for custom bike frames by Kustomized bicycle Magazine.
TUBE ROLLER DIES INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Looking to roll hand rail cap? We now have a die machined out of 4130 heat treated material that will roll both the large (2.250") and small (1.750) cap rail as well as .50" wide channel on one die set. The hand rail cap die is on the bottom of the die list above. NOTE: Our Hand Cap Rail Dies are for King Metal Cap Rail ONLY.
Click this link for a YouTube video explaining the benefits of our hand rail cap die.