make spokes! yours for $125
we could split it 50/50
I’m afraid it’d be too fussy to get perfect. At least, that’s what I’ve read.
I have one of these laying around. Never had much luck making trustworthy looking threads with it but I was probably doing something wrong.
Oh I shouldn’t, but I want to.
$100 shipped to USA?
Trade for van parts?
oh man, i need so many van parts
I’m looking at buying spokes again but I have tons that are too long (like NOS spokes from a shop that are for 27" wheels long). Should I buy this?
who fucken knows? not me!
how many spokes we talkin’? i think it would be pretty tedious to do very many of them.
A wheel’s worth? 2 wheels worth?! What is this even for if not threading spokes for wheels?
it’ll do it fine, but it’s just a bit finicky and time consuming.
the phil jobber that costs $5000 is what you want for making spokes in quantity. i think this thing is probably best suited for repairs, etc, making a few spokes here and there.
also, be aware that it cuts threads rather than rolling them like the phil. so it’ll only work with a certain size spoke/nips, but i’m not sure what that is so you should probably read up on it instead of relying on what little i know.
I know nothing about this thing and it’s a pain in the ass to use and you should buy it from me.
i’ve heard this a million times when i worked the shop life (a shop with a phil machine) but it sure looks like thread rolling dies. and a pain to do more than a few spokes with.
you know about machines and such- can you explain how it cuts instead of forming? not being glib, genuinely curious
I have cut a whole wheel’s worth of spokes on a Hozan, it’s not worth the effort.
It is dandy if you just need the occasional oddball spoke to replace a broken one.
Does it cut? When I used it it didn’t make shavings like it was removing material. It seemed like it smooshed the threads in. But I know nothing about machining and also have never used another spoke threader.
I do have a couple boxes of blank spokes if anybody wants them.
oops! looks like i was wrong, just had a look at it and it is indeed a forming die. works similar to a knurling tool or forming tap by raising material to for the thread.
I’m using the term “cut” loosely