An English Wheel is one of those awesome shop tools that most people want, but that most of them have no clue about is the actual art of using one. And art is the right term, as the English wheel really can create some amazing parts and pieces for your hot rod, project, or custom. In this video the Fab Forum shows just how to use it and why. Sure this video won’t make you a master in a day, but it certainly will get you out there trying stuff out with that cool tool that everyone wants to see in their shop. In fact most people that I know with English wheels don’t hardly ever use them. I wish they would though, because I know they would love to be able to.
But the principle is simple. Take one sheet of metal and run it back and forth between the two wheels in the English Wheel and it will stretch the metal out and make it into all kinds of cool shapes that feature amazing curves and fun. This is one of the most fundamental metal shaping tools on the planet, and we want one!