Was wondering if anyone knows which is going to be the best and longest-lasting banding wheel available right now?
I'm looking for 10-12" wheel head, with maybe 4" rise. They need to be heavy-duty and hold up to undergraduate abuse with heavy sculpture on them (maybe 50-100#+)
So far, the Shimpo units seem to be the better-built ones on the market, but maybe there's others?
If there's nothing on the market that fits these requirements - anyone made a banding wheel using the rear wheel hub/bearing assembly from a FWD vehicle? I think I even came across it on the net many years back (that's where I got the idea i guess), just haven't found the right hub assembly that's flat on both sides for mounting to steel plate.