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improvements to my manual bender (pics)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rdn2blazer, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. rdn2blazer

    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    here are a few improvements I have made to my bender to make it a bit more user freindly. I made an adapter out of 2 in solid round steel then slotted it the thickness and width of the ratchet finger. I drilled and taped holes on top and on bottom to mount the handle tube to it. I then used a large piece of DOM 3/8 wall tube that sliped over the adapter and has through holes top and bottom so SS button heads bolts screw into the adapter. to hold it onto the finger there are two SS set screws that tighten against the side of the finger.

    I then I made a knob to hold the aluminum drive handle in place. for small tube I will just use the main handle but for 2 in dom or hrew I made an aditional extension handle thats slips into the main handle. I also mounted the bender to a home made heave duty stand that I made to pivot or index incase I run into something while bending. I can pull the pin and index the bender around to a different point and finish the bend.

    I had my bender powder coated the same orange when I had my parts washer coated. I still need to paint up the stand after I drill one more indexing hole at 90 deg from the first hole.

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  2. rdn2blazer

    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    the knob has a square hole in ot so I machines a piece of aluminum witha square on one end to engage into the handle then made a counter sunk aluminum washer to hold it to the alum. spud. the I pressed a SS splined Allen socket cap screw into the other end. more pics

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  3. rdn2blazer

    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    more pics, I cant leave ANYTHING alone.

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  4. readymix

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    Sweet work as always. Your skills are impressive.
     
  5. jmd4x4

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    That looks like crap, with all the paint removed and ground down. Plus orange black and crome does not go good with each other. So with that being said you need to sell that peace of junk to me and start over and do it right this time.:D

    later
    jmd
     

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