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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Waxer, Mar 6, 2003.

  1. Waxer

    Waxer 1/2 ton status Author

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    Pro-Tools MB105 Tubing Bender
    with 1.5" & 1.75" Dies.

    First thing I think I'm making is a small cage with a single hatch to put all my kids in when they get on my nerves /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    Just wanted to share my joy!!!
     
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    Is there a difference between a pipe bender and a tubing bender? Seems like they'd both be a hydraulic jack with a bracket around it.
     
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    I'm coming over this weekend so I know where all my new tools are... /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Waxer 1/2 ton status Author

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    hahaha Tony...
     
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    Waxer 1/2 ton status Author

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    Tubing Bender
    [​IMG]


    Pipe Bender
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    whats the approx price on a Decent tube bender?

    what are Pipe benders used for as appose to Tube benders?....
     
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    pipe benders are used to bend pipe
    tube benders are used to bend tube

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    Brandy
     
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    Isn't pipe more for exhaust work and such? Tubing benders would be more for stuctural peices like roll cages. Since tubes are thicker materials I would say the tubing bender would be stronger.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Isn't pipe more for exhaust work and such? Tubing benders would be more for stuctural peices like roll cages. Since tubes are thicker materials I would say the tubing bender would be stronger.

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    It's actually not.
    Pipe is the thick plumbing pipe, and the tube bender does both exhaust and roll cages just fine.
    The HYD pipe bender is needed for the thickness of those tubes.
    I have the exact same one pictured here and I use it to bend tube and pipe.
    The difference between them is sizing:
    The dye on the tube bender is for O.D. and the pipe bender sizing is in I.D. So when you order the tubes, you usually ask for O.D. size and when you go to use the pipe bender you have to guestimate the size dye you will need.
     
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    whats the price difference between that bender and a JD2 bender? I'm looking into getting one REAL SOON!!!

    -Jeremy
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Pro-Tools MB105 Tubing Bender
    with 1.5" & 1.75" Dies.

    First thing I think I'm making is a small cage with a single hatch to put all my kids in when they get on my nerves /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    Just wanted to share my joy!!!





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    I never thought about that! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif Might need to make two. One for the kids, and one for... /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif Nevermind.
     
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    whats the price difference between that bender and a JD2 bender? I'm looking into getting one REAL SOON!!!

    -Jeremy

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    Check w/Alan at Rockbuggy Supply He had the best prices on the bender that I could find.
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
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    Pro-Tools MB105 Tubing Bender
    with 1.5" & 1.75" Dies.

    First thing I think I'm making is a small cage with a single hatch to put all my kids in when they get on my nerves /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    Just wanted to share my joy!!!





    [/ QUOTE ]

    I never thought about that! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif Might need to make two. One for the kids, and one for... /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif Nevermind.

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    I so feel your pain!!!
     
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    So if you thought about the size of tube and selected the correct die, you could actually use one of these [​IMG] to bend tubing?
     
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    We used one of those to do a roll cage in a buddies Z-28. But now we have a tubing bender. It really does make alot of difference.
     
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    thanks for the link, saved me $50 /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    -Jeremy
     
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    no mandrel???
     

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