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pipe bender question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ugly_blazer, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. ugly_blazer

    ugly_blazer 1/2 ton status

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    Has anyone ever used this bender? I won't use it often. Will this type of bender make smooth bends or would the pipe have kinks or wrinkles in the bends?
     
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    kink city. Been discussed many many times its a pipe bender not a tube bender plain and simple.
     
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    DBLAZER 1/2 ton status

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    What he said!!!
     
  4. ugly_blazer

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    Oh, ok. I didn't know there was a difference /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif Thanks for the info /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    I used that exact bender to build my first bumper. You can waste a lot of pipe even if your carefull.

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    What's a decent alternative to that kind of bender? I'm looking for one to make my roll cage since I don't like any of the aftermarket cages and a local shop will cost aroung $900 for the setup I want.
     
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    JD2 Model 3 or any of the clones out there. They are a manually operated rotary draw bender.

    There are dies available for pipe or tube, so I'd recomend deciding what material you want to use before ordering a die set. Some sizes are less common and therefore a ton more expensive, and die sets run in the $200 neighborhood.

    rene
     
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    i bought a pro-tools bender ($283) and 1 die ($185) and degree ring ($118). with shipping it came to almost $650. just make sure to get the die you want.

    the UPS guy was kinda pissed carrying a 70lbs, 65lbs, and a 40lbs box to my door.
     
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    yeah as stated that would more or less crush the pipe, more so the heavyer you go /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif

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    the UPS guy was kinda pissed carrying a 70lbs, 65lbs, and a 40lbs box to my door.

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    a company i used to work for ( and still do) WE SHIPED ROCKS!!! and big ones too they hate us /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
     

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