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Hayes Brass Ringer
« on: May 08, 2014, 11:41:29 AM »
Hey guys,

Anyone know if a person can still buy a hayes brass ringer tool? I had looked at them about a year ago and saw them online for sale on Ed Glenn's website and never bought one. I am now thinking this is the direction I want to go but his website has said "under construction" for a while... I'm not sure if I missed the boat on this one or if I could still get my hands on one? Thanks!

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Re: Hayes Brass Ringer
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2014, 08:41:19 AM »

What width/size of roller are you wanting? 

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Re: Hayes Brass Ringer
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2014, 11:28:05 AM »

What width/size of roller are you wanting? 

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I was thinking the standard 1/2" but if it was only available in smaller I would probably still be interested

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Re: Hayes Brass Ringer
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2014, 11:09:51 PM »

I am in the process of buying the rights to the tool design from Billy Hays and Ed Glenn. The manufacturing costs of the original tool design were really high. I am currently trying to get a lot of the manufacturing costs out of the tool to make it a lot more affordable.  It'll take me a few months to get everything rolling on the new tool. It'll still be named the Hays Brass Ringer. I've got a couple of the original tools that are brand new with a 1/2" roller on them if you want one, or if you can wait a few months, I should have some new ones that aren't quite as expensive.

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Re: Hayes Brass Ringer
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2014, 11:14:53 AM »
Brian, when you get the new tool worked out let me know. I will want one.
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Re: Hayes Brass Ringer
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2014, 07:13:34 AM »
Brian, that is awesome. I'll take one when you get them ready

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Re: Hayes Brass Ringer
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2014, 02:30:47 PM »
B......that is awsome!  I'll defiantly be looking into one.
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Re: Hayes Brass Ringer
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2014, 05:57:08 PM »
I have a brand new one with all attachments if anyone is interested. Bought years ago and have never used it.

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Re: Hayes Brass Ringer
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2014, 06:22:45 PM »
Yeah Brian, I would definately be interested in one. I know you will keep us posted on here. May have to post new tutorial on how to use it again. Anyone used one and if so how did it do?

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Re: Hayes Brass Ringer
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2014, 12:36:38 PM »
I and one other are interested as well.  Would love a pic?

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Re: Hayes Brass Ringer
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2014, 06:37:53 PM »
I haven't made as much progress on the Ringer this summer like I would have liked to. But don't worry, I am still planning on making them available again. I am working on the blue prints, and making some small and minor adjustments, so that I can bring the cost of the tool down. The original ones cost over $100, and I believe I can get it made for significantly less than that, without taking anything away from the performance of the tool.

I'll get a pic of the tool up tonight, as well as a few calls that used the tool to install the band.

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Re: Hayes Brass Ringer
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2014, 09:39:03 PM »


Here's what the tool looked like when Ed Glenn and Billy Hays were selling them.





The wheel on the end of the tool crimps both edges of the band at the same time, which seats the band onto the barrel permanently.



Turn the lathe on slow, and use the tool rest for leverage.  I suggest using the tailstock against the barrel as it takes a good bit of force to crimp both sides at the same time.



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Re: Hayes Brass Ringer
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2014, 12:39:31 PM »
 :2up: Thanks for the update Brian! Looks great! I know how it goes when things don't come along as fast as you wish! Good luck and thanks again for the update!

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Re: Hayes Brass Ringer
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2014, 09:11:42 AM »
Thanks for the pic!  Yes that is what i was thinking of.  Still interested.  No hurry though.

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Re: Hayes Brass Ringer
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2015, 11:00:27 PM »
BigB did you ever get the Hays Brass Ringer worked out.  I'm still looking for one. Thanks, John
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