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hydraulic tube bender

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by sams78chevy, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. sams78chevy

    sams78chevy Registered Member

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    I got my tube bender and I am going to order a ram to make it hydraulic and I was just wondering what size to get. What size stroke and cylinder size. Thanks for the help.
     
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    tjs how much is that going to cost you just curious might want to do one soon so i can do a cage?
     
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    I don't have a figure right now, but the person who wrote the article gives the HF part numbers and you can look them up. I have the scrap steel already from my dump bed project.

    T.J.
    www.tjsperformance.com
     
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    I just got one early for x-mas from Harbor Frieght for $75. 12 ton, up 2'', 180* bends. Cagin the sub-buggy as soon as get some tube!!!!
     
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    i would rather do one like his than a cheapo one

    but hey whatever works
     
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    Just some FYI but I would not use this for a cage. It is more then likely a "pipe" bender not tube bender. http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=32888

    You can also run a search on "pipe bender" and find tons of info here.
     
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    I had one of the HF "benders". I call them pipe crushers. I used it once and sold it.

    T.J.
    www.tjsperformance.com
     
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    The harbor freight bender is not for thin walled stuff. Cant do exhaust pipe, conduit, etc. Does a good job on real thick rebar and such.

    Wish I could find something cheap that can bend exhaust pipe.
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2005
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    i totaled up what it would cost to do a hydrolic conversion less the cost of the steel, it aint cheap but i think it is still worth it. i figured about 700 bucks. thats out of the Northern catalog figures. could find parts cheaper elsewhere i guess. i will bend manual for now until i can afford to do the conversion.
     

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