Ring Roller

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Baileigh Ring Roller

Make: Baileigh Industrial

Model: R-M5

Serial Number: US14464115

Ace: Luke Roderick (lroderick20@georgefox.edu).

Location: Machine Shop

Safety First

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Here are some safety instructions for the Ring Roller. Remember... SAFETY FIRST!!!

  • General shop protocol is important when using the mill. Long hair, long sleeves, jewelry, gloves, and lanyards are all risks to be wrapped up by the spindle and should not be worn.
  • Always make sure that there is plenty of space between the cutting tool and the work piece before turning on the mill. If the tool comes into contact with the work piece before getting up to speed and is set deeper than the maximum cutting depth, things will break.
  • At times your work piece may be obscured by metal chips while cutting. Do not remove them while the machine is running. Turn off the mill, wait till it comes to a complete stop, and then remove the chips. There are some brushes on the tool rack that may be helpful for removing stubborn chips.
  • The milling process is great at creating sharp edges. Be aware of this when handling the work piece and make sure to deburr any sharp edges.
  • Never make contact with the cutters as they are razor sharp and will cut you.
  • Never pass your hand under a cutter.


A ring roller is a machine used to roll metal into a ring by forcing the material through rollers, also called dies. The rollers can be adjusted to change the formed radius. The maximum mild steel machine capacity is 1/4" x 1" flat bar or 1/2" round rod. The minimum diameter you can form is 2.75"

Here is an example of this piece of equipment being used.



  • Dies - Round pieces of steel used to guide the material as its shaped.

Ring Roller User Manual



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Demonstrate you can safely setup the Ring Roller. You will then proceed to cut a 5" long piece of 1/4" steel rod. Roll this material into the smallest radius possible. When rolling the material remember to keep your fingers away from the rollers to keep from smashing your fingers.

General Procedure

  1. Adjust the knob on the right to adjust the radius, loosen the handle on the left if it restricting you from adjusting the right one.
  2. Make sure both knobs are secure and tightened before rolling, always start by rolling the largest radius, and work your way up from there.
  3. Insert the bar between the rollers.
  4. Turn the crank to roll the metal bar or rod.
  5. Start with a large radius and continue to make the radius smaller every time you roll. If you attempt to roll a small radius all at once, the rod may make a corkscrew shape instead of a circle.
  6. You have completed the roll when the two ends overlap each other by a couple of inches to account for the ends of the bar or rod that stay straight.


[ https://georgefox.instructure.com/courses/1319 Canvas Quiz]



General maintenance

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Specific Maintenance Tasks

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