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Pipe Bender?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TB2Blazer, Nov 21, 2004.

  1. TB2Blazer

    TB2Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    I was wondering if one of those red 16 ton hydraulic pipe benders would be enough to bend .120 pipe? Here are the specs from the northern tool website: More powerful! Bends pipe in 8 diameters: 1/2 inch, 3/4 inch, 1 inch, 1 1/4 inch, 1 1/2 inch, 2 inch, 2 1/2 inch and 3 inch. Bending bars can be adjusted to distances of 11 1/2 inch, 15 1/4 inch, 21 1/4 inch, 23 1/4 inch and 27 inch. Includes hydraulic bottle jack and 8 bending forms. Just wondering if it would work cause I'm wanting to build a custom front and rear bumpers as well as rock sliders.
     
  2. darkshadow

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    it will bend it no problem, BUT it will kink it pready bad

    it will bend .100 wall tube with very little kinkking, but it must fit perfectly in the die.

    the thick tubeing justs crushes
     
  3. beater_k20

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    its a pipe bender, not a tube bender. pipes are for plumbing, tubing is for trucks.
     
  4. 85mudblazin

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    I have "heard" that if you fill the tube with sand that it will not kink the tubing /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
  5. m j

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    you would have to fill it, then weld it shut
     

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