A slip roller is a machine used to roll sheet metal with a formed radius. In addition to rolling sheet metal, the roller in the shop includes wire grooves for bending solid rod. The minimum forming diameter of the roller in the shop is 4.5"
The current Ace of the Slip Roller is Needed (Makerhub@georgefox.edu).
Stuff about the 3 commandments.
- Adjust the radius by turning the knobs on the back of the machine.
- Adjust the tension using the knobs on the front left of the machine for materials of different sizes.
- Begin by pulling the right side of the top roller out of its slot.
- Insert your piece that you would like to roll between the rollers.
- Re-secure the top roller inside of the slot prior to rolling.
- Crank the crank slowly till you have rolled to the desired radius. If the initial radius is not the desired radius, re-roll at a slightly larger radius. Try to limit the number of rolls as to not put too much unnecessary stress on the sheet metal.
- Remove the top roller to take your rolled metal out of the roller.
- Never put your finger in between the rollers as you could crush them.