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What's your fav Rotisserie and why?

By bigehrl

3 years ago


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#1 3 years ago

about to restore Bride in a NYC apt. Space is limited and need to be able to have 360 degree movability. which rotisserie do you like?

thanks in advance!

-jon

#2 3 years ago

I was happy with the one I built... I spend maybe $50-ish in black pipe fittings and some other random stuff... had scrap wood and deck screws on hand already. I used "F clamps" to mount it to a table.
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I also cobbled together a wood jig to hold my playfields. I like this for doing the bulk of the work on the top side, then transfer to the rotisserie.
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#3 3 years ago

Vid's rotisserie has provided me with a functional solution.
Only drawback has been necessary to use two people to get playfield on rotisserie.
So far 3x playfield swaps performed on it.

Look at my awesome sharp edge to the stomach solution. Found that nothing is merciless as freshly cut metal.
Sometimes my backwoods quick thinking works.
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#4 3 years ago

my fav rotisserie

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#5 3 years ago
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#6 3 years ago
Quoted from luch:

my fav rotisserie
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That's a big squirrel!

#7 3 years ago
Quoted from Tomass:

That's a big squirrel!

too funny !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#8 3 years ago
Quoted from TechnicalSteam:

Vid's rotisserie has provided me with a functional solution.
Only drawback has been necessary to use two people to get playfield on rotisserie.
So far 3x playfield swaps performed on it.
Look at my awesome sharp edge to the stomach solution. Found that nothing is merciless as freshly cut metal.
Sometimes my backwoods quick thinking works.
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One has to ask, why wouldn't you cut the excess off?

#9 3 years ago
Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

One has to ask, why wouldn't you cut the excess off?

That is a fair question and one I will remedy today. I believe I had cut these years and years ago for some other purpose.
I think my dremel cutting wheel was broken and my hacksaw had walked away when I slapped it together. Now that
I have four projects in line. I think it's high time to fix it. Got to leave a little extra though for Flight 2000.

#10 3 years ago

I've got a few of the black pipe ones.

The reason I like them the best is that they hang completely flat on the wall, instead of taking up a bunch of space.

If I've got to do a pop rebuild on a game in someones basement or on route, I can bring one along and make a 2 hour job into a 20 minute job.

Because they are endlessly adjustable, I can also do guitar refinishing on them one day and a pin cabinet the next.

#11 3 years ago

Now I don't have any rotisserie, but just going by the pictures I have seen, I lean towards the Sky Pilot design because of these things:

1. It looks very sturdy.

2. A nice storage bin at the bottom to keep the ramps and other assemblies in.

3. Wooden side sections to attach cable clamps too. Keeps the harness from flexing/twisting/tugging all the time when you need to spin the playfield. This saves stress on the harness.

4. The latest version can be stored.

5. You can attach a small platform at the ends to hold a soldering iron and most frequently used tools.

Now, don't get me wrong, Vid's got a very nice rotisserie and even the Marco Specialties one is ok, but just my own personal preference would be the Sky Pilot one if I were to get a rotisserie.

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#12 3 years ago

Here's the rotisserie I built today, in preparation for my Whirlwind playfield swap. Hope it inspires someone.

Home Depot just started selling these height-adjustable, rolling work benches. Seemed like the perfect starting point, since I really like the idea of a bench beneath the rotisserie to set tools and parts on. I bought the 52" model for $200.

The rotisserie just clamps to the workbench, so the bench is still useful for other projects.

A friend donated the bearings. The steel and spring-loaded pin were left over from other projects.

Scott

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#13 3 years ago
Quoted from swilson143:

Here's the rotisserie I built today, in preparation for my Whirlwind playfield swap. Hope it inspires someone.
Home Depot just started selling these height-adjustable, rolling work benches. Seemed like the perfect starting point, since I really like the idea of a bench beneath the rotisserie to set tools and parts on. I bought the 52" model for $200.
The rotisserie just clamps to the workbench, so the bench is still useful for other projects.
A friend donated the bearings. The steel and spring-loaded pin were left over from other projects.
Scott
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Where did you get/how did you build the rotisserie part that attaches to the bench? Me likey!

#14 3 years ago

Ive knocked up a couple of these for under 100US...works really well for me.

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#15 3 years ago
Quoted from Blitzburgh99:

Where did you get/how did you build the rotisserie part that attaches to the bench? Me likey!

It's a piece of angle iron held to the bench top with a C-clamp. The upright pieces are 1" square tubing. I do a lot of metal fabrication, so for me, welding was the quickest and cleanest way to build this.

There's no reason you couldn't make a bolt together version using all angle iron. However, you'd have to find a different spring loaded pin, assuming you wanted to be able to lock it in place. The one I used was designed to be welded-on.

The most effort went into making the disc with all the slots cut out, for my locking system. I wasn't precise enough when I drilled my holes, so I ended up having to cut them into slots for the pin to drop into.

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