I have a need for some rollers to be used on the in/outfeed sides of a woodworking machine.
Dimensions are 2 to 2-1/2" diameter X 25 inches long.
All the rollers I can find in internet searches which fit into this size range are 'passive' in that the shaft is fixed and the roller is turned by the material passing over/under it. This is not acceptable.
I need an 'active' roller, where the shaft and the roll are one unit and when power is applied to the shaft the roll can be used to propel material thru the machine.
I've heard that printing press rollers will fill the bill, but was unable to locate enough information to let me know if this is true.
I've googled till I'm blue and the only ones I can find of the type I need look more like small toy wheels rather than long rollers.
I know this isnt rocket science, but I'm a bit out of my element as far as suppliers are concerned. Any suggestions out there for a possible source?
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