Gill Mechanical

Tube Wringer Model 205 Medium Duty

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Best all-around for household, medical, studio and light shop use. The Model 205 is ideal for arts and crafts, oil paints, caulk, adhesives, and medical compounds. This model has the high-quality plastic frame of model 202 but utilizes metal rollers and keys for greater versatility.

The plastic used is ABS, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene copolymer. There is 10-12% recycled material used in the frame. The rollers and keys are 100% recycled material. Tube Wringers are made in Florence, Oregon, and all the other parts are also from Oregon.

Metal rollers on the 205 are strong and may well last a lifetime for the occasional user. All models accommodate tubes of up to 2 ⅞” wide.

Tips For Corrugating Ribbons of 1.8µm to 2.5µm 

  • Buy some tracing paper or use regular printer paper if you are having problems with the tracing paper. Tracing paper is great because you can see the ribbon through the paper. You might need to double up the tracing paper. Also, tracing paper has a low static friction coefficient so be careful when moving it around. The ribbon can slide out.
  • Cut small strips of the tracing paper and fold it in half.
  • Unfold the paper and place the ribbon inside the paper at the fold and make sure it is laying straight.
  • Fold the paper again so the paper is on both sides of the ribbon. One edge (length not width) of the Ribbon should be at the fold.
  • Place one end of the paper into the tube wringer.
  • Try to make sure that the fold in the paper is perpendicular (tangent) to the gears. You want the ribbon to be as symmetrical as possible. If the ribbon is at an angle when you place it in the tube wringer you will get corrugations that are at an angle.
  • Turn the handle. Done!


  • Great for thin Aluminum Foil Ribbons used for Ribbon Microphones
  • Great for creating beautiful patterns on sheet metal and wire
  • Made in the USA
  • 3 inch rollers that can handle sheet stock up to 2-1/2 inches wide
  • Puts a corrugated pattern on sheet metal up to 24 gauge
  • Can be used on wire up to 20 gauge