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    Has anyone got one these "cheap" english wheels............. do they do the job on large/long panels or not worth it and I should spend more that I dont have.......https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Metz-work...7efe%7Ciid%3A1

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    i've got one, used it to make repair corners on a little honda S800..... i bought it on the proviso that if it didn't work, i wouldn't be able to buy a set of wheels cheaper anywhere else!

    does the job well tho on the bits i wanted it for... don't know about long panels, but as it's all the same principle....

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    Quote Originally Posted by thisYup View Post
    i've got one, used it to make repair corners on a little honda S800..... i bought it on the proviso that if it didn't work, i wouldn't be able to buy a set of wheels cheaper anywhere else!

    does the job well tho on the bits i wanted it for... don't know about long panels, but as it's all the same principle....
    Yes am thinking the same, I can easy make a bigger frame or beef it up to cut down flex.................

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    I've got the blue one in an extra large. Despite fairly large box sections, there is a lot of flex in the frame. For 1.2mm steel I have to put a big sash cramp on it, effectively halving the throat and then it's OK. The anvils are surprisingly good. I've got a selection of offcuts of box section, and even I beam, which will get welded to it in due course. I also fancy making a more robust adjuster at some point, so that eventually there won't be much of the original left. In the meantime, I've still got something that's usable, if not perfect.

    My advice is to go for it but expect to be reaching for the welder fairly soon.

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