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Has anyone used this tool before? (pipe bender question)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TruckNutzDude, Aug 2, 2004.

  1. TruckNutzDude

    TruckNutzDude 1/2 ton status

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    I know "you get what you pay for" but for under $200 to my door complete with die sets is this a bad deal? I'm mainly getting it to make some bumpers and add to my roll cage. Let me know what you guys think about it so I can have it here this week or continue looking for a cheap alternative. Thanks /forums/images/graemlins/bow.gif
     
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    That bends solid rod not tubing or pipe.
     
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    That thing is good for up to 1" solid square bars or 1" solid round bars or flat stock....otherwise known as a serious tubing kinker. My dad has one of those for doing wrought iron framework.
     
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    Read the tool description a little closer......it's for bending flat stock and only does up to 5/8" round stuff.
     
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    if you tried bending cage tubing with that you'd probably bend the machine as much as the tubing.
     
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    DOH!!! I read this and thought it could bend 1/4"x2" pipe! /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif
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    Bends 5/16in. x 1 1/4in. or 1/4 x 2in. mild steel PLUS 5/8in. round or square solid rod

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    if you tried bending cage tubing with that you'd probably bend the machine as much as the tubing.

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    I got all excited when I saw it in the catalog that I had to ask about it. It was like losing my virginity all over again. "Hey what's that??? Who coooool!!! .......... err.. whoops /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif"
     
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    ding ding ding we have a weiner /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    Bingo, thats a pipe bender tubing kinker
     
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    I have heard that if you use that pipe bender for bending steel tubing that if you fill the tubing with sand it will bend it correctly, I dont know thats just what I heard.
     
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    Bingo, thats a pipe bender tubing kinker

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    Are there any CHEAP alternatives out there? I've found a few benders for $300 and the die sets are $200 each. That's not even including a degree ring, base or a handle! /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif I've got $1,200 left in my budget and still need to fill all the fluids, tune up the engine, finish the floor install, build a cage, two bumpers, 4 shocks, buy a spool/locker for the front, a spindle nut socket for the '60 and some chrome lug nuts. /forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif See my dilema?
     
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    that harbor freight bender will work if you are VERY PATIENT with it, and don't expect every bend to come out perfect like on a JD2 or equivalant.
     
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    the $300 and 200 and blah blah blah you listed IS the cheap alternative.
     
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    i got my bender for $240 from www.mikegreen4x4.com
    when i got it the directions tells you what you need for a handle and material for a stand, dimentions and everything.

    i got a bender, 1 die, and degree ring for like $640 shipped. you really dont need the degree ring so knock 118 plus shipping off that.
     
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    Thanks big83chevy4x4! They've got cheap arse prices on the detroit locker for my front axle also! /forums/images/graemlins/woot.gif
     

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