When I saw the sale from Harbor Freight, it reminded me of how a number of you wrote in about HF’s new English wheel offering back when we mentioned their planishing hammer. At $240, it’s one seriously cheap wheel.
HF says it’s got a 27-3/4″ throat capacity, and adjustable anvil yoke, and “all-steel construction” that’ll handle up to 16-gauge steel and copper/aluminum to 14 gauge.
I know, it’s probably a piece of crap, but it might be a fun way to see if you’re really as interested in sheet metal work as you think you are. And for that matter, if you discovered that you are, I wonder if this stand couldn’t serve to host an upgraded anvil and wheel from another supplier.
One thing’s for sure: shipping ain’t gonna be cheap. (But if you live nearby…)
English Wheel Kit w/Stand [Harbor Freight]