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#39605 - 01/26/07 01:49 PM Re: Ball Spinner / Where to get used / Home Built any good [Re: steveinhawaii]
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I have a Vertex spinner, and depending on the ball orientation it will wobble also. Nothing I worry about though. It works quite well.
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#39693 - 01/28/07 05:23 PM Re: Ball Spinner / Where to get used / Home Built any good [Re: PSBA10]
Roy Offline
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Well from the research I've done, the Vertex is spinning only around 435-450 rpm's. And the Donkee spins at 475 and 675 rpm's. And I've only heard that the Donkee wobbles at the higher speed. Sounds as if the Vertex might have some wobble depending on where the top weight is oriented at its one speed of 435+ rpm. So if the Vertex was capable of hitting the 675 rpm's that the Donkee is hitting it would most likely be a bad wobbler too. Donkee seems to be the only one with the splash guard, and I really don't have a $35+ need for a foot control pedal. So as soon as the Donkee's 3/4 hp are back in stock, I think this will be my choice.

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#46993 - 01/03/08 10:30 PM Re: Ball Spinner / Where to get used / Home Built any good [Re: PROGRIND]
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i haven't found one for less $240.00 if someone has seen a ball spinner for $160.00 please give up the location. if someone has plans to build one i would like for them to share the plans with me. thanks

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#47001 - 01/04/08 02:37 AM Re: Ball Spinner / Where to get used / Home Built any good [Re: Brian Longo]
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Originally Posted By: Brian Longo
Yeah, just bump it up to 320. You could even hit it with a red Scotch Brite pad dry and it will be around 320.


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Do you have a source for the different color 3M pads with reasonable prices?

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#47063 - 01/04/08 11:09 PM Re: Ball Spinner / Where to get used / Home Built any good [Re: Coach04]
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where can you get a spinner for $160.00?

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#47077 - 01/06/08 12:30 PM Re: Ball Spinner / Where to get used / Home Built any good [Re: Bigpirdy]
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I haven't seen any for $160. The least expensive I have found is $199, both Donkee and Vertex Mold have one for that price. I've never used any of those so can't say if they are any good, but I do believe in general you get what you pay for. If you aren't going to be using it but a few times a year, then an inexpensive spinner will probably be fine. If you are going to use it frequently spend the extra money and get a good, heavy duty spinner with a heavy metal base and metal ball cup. Then offer to your fellow bowlers to clean / sand / polish their balls for them for $3 or $5 to help offset the cost. smile
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#47090 - 01/06/08 08:00 PM Re: Ball Spinner / Where to get used / Home Built any good [Re: TenPin_]
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Registered: 01/01/08
Posts: 9
A/S/L: 34/m/tn.
I totaly agree about getting what you pay for...
I have a motor and I think I can build one for a fraction of the price of a donkee and a vertex. If all works well I will post how I did it and all of us can enjoy the use of a good ball spinner.

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#47549 - 01/13/08 09:58 AM Re: Ball Spinner / Where to get used / Home Built any good [Re: Bigpirdy]
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Registered: 01/08/08
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A/S/L: 49/m/NorthCoast,Ohio
I just made a spinner using a table top drill press. With some modifications the total cost was about $75.00. Variable speed and minimal wobble. Looks good and works great. Anybody want more info I can take pics.

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#47556 - 01/13/08 11:31 AM Re: Ball Spinner / Where to get used / Home Built any good [Re: Keglndude]
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Originally Posted By: Keglndude
I just made a spinner using a table top drill press. With some modifications the total cost was about $75.00. Variable speed and minimal wobble. Looks good and works great. Anybody want more info I can take pics.


That would be great!

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#47572 - 01/13/08 06:47 PM Re: Ball Spinner / Where to get used / Home Built any good [Re: Lefty]
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Registered: 10/12/07
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I was just at a salvage type place today. They had an electric motor that would probably have had plenty of power. Everything else I've read here though seems to suggest I would need some welding prowess, which I don't have. Does the drill press solution assemble easily?
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