The Harbor Freight Tubing roller is in a league of its own based on one simple principle... Price. The HF tubing roller, which includes the machine and three roller die sets, (1.0" 1.5" and 2.0" round tube dies) is a great machine for the price. However at such a low price point there is definitely room from improvement. The Weld on Wings are the biggest single improvement you can make to the HF tubing roller.
The Weld on Wings reduce the total effort required to rolling tube an honest ~50%. This is because they extend the total width of the bottom rollers 6" for the first hole and 12" for the second hole. The further out the outer two rollers are the easier it is for you to roll your material.
The Harbor Freight tube roller is not included with this kit.
If you have used this tubing roller previously then you know how difficult it can be when rolling tubing that is 1.5" in dia or larger or anything with a wall section of 1/8" or greater. With the addition of the Weld on Wings the tubing roller went from a machine that we would use only if we had too, to a machine that we wanted to use it because it opened up fabrication possibilities and the artistic design of our parts.
To make assembly easy, the wings are welded on to the existing side plates with out having to disassemble the tubing roller. The 4 Weld On Wing extensions are laser cut from 3/16" steel, and the 4 spacer plates are laser cut from 1/4" steel.
Worked as advertised, great fit and design, had to duplicate a radius and worked great
delivered timely. All parts included. Aligned easily and welded simply
Well worth the money, this kit makes the horrible freight tubing roller into a decent machine for under $400. Cant complain
Purchased the weld on wings kit as well as a set of dies for 1" square tubing and the drive shaft with keyway. It all went together just like Swag advertises and it all worked beautifully. I rolled 1" square tubing, 14 gage, into U shape with a half circle diameter of about 42". I used the middle set of holes for the roller dies and it wasn't very hard to turn the wheel and roll the square tubing back and forth. The dies rolled straight with no resulting cork-screw in the finished pieces. I highly recommend these Swag add-ons to the Harbor Freight Tubbing roller.