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bent my first tube today!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rubbinz raczn, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. rubbinz raczn

    rubbinz raczn 1/2 ton status

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    got the holes drilled for my bender floor mount today. i assembled the bender and got a 90 degree bent! i know baby steps but the cost of steel and all :mad: now i know it works so what should i make? :thinking:

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    I have a feeling you are going to become very good friends with that handle on your bender
     
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    rubbinz raczn 1/2 ton status

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    you got that right! i have a 120 feet of 2" hrew tube laying on the garage floor just begging to be bent! :D
     
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    Make yourself some tube doors. That's a nice easy first 'tube project' that doesn't eat up a mile of tubing.

    I don't mind the manual bender, at least with 1.75" tube. Maybe with 2" I might not be as thrilled...

    Rene
     
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    tube doors, yup latches are on the way! they say bend with one hand ( cough) with a 4 foot handle the 90 took a bit of muscle! :D
     
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    It's good exercise, and a lot more fun than a stair master...

    I find I have more trouble with traction on the smooth concrete than I have with the amount of muscle needed to bend the tube.

    Rene
     
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    LOL....Fun, Huh?

    I went over to the shop and grabbed their hydro a couple of weeks ago.....So much better :cool1: , But, I feel you have to pull first to really appreciate your bender!!

    Rob
     
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    Bending steel is great (as in I'm jelous) but burning steel is all the rage these days!
    Nice buy, I think I would get in alot of trouble with one of those. :D But I'm willing to find out.
     

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