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how to bend 2'' .188 wall dom?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rdn2blazer, Sep 13, 2005.

  1. rdn2blazer

    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

    Jun 9, 2004
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    So Cal.
    i want to bend some 2in .188 wall dom, did a search come up with nothing. i have a m-tech manual bender, 1 1/4, 1 3/4, and a 2 in die. they dont recommend anything over .154 (5/32) wall. i told the guy at m-tech i was going to do a hydraulic conversion, would that bend it? he said the pins and other parts of the bender might or probably would bend. a much heavier duty bender ir required for that size and wall. said some heat would help. should i attempt this or find someone that can bend this? any sugestions fellas?
  2. Bad Karma

    Bad Karma Registered Member

    Oct 28, 2001
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    A long time ago a friend and I put a couple 45* bends in some 2" .188 wall DOM with his hydraulic bender that used Hossfeld dies and we did indeed bend a pin. It was pretty scary looking when we were bending it, I wouldn't recommend it. Something will get damaged most likely.... :(

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