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Reason # 74 for having your own tube bender!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Michael, Apr 10, 2002.

  1. Michael

    Michael 1/2 ton status

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  2. right on! way to work the wife/family angle to get the tools you want. smart man/forums/images/icons/smile.gif you know the saying- when mom is happy EVERYONE is happy. those with wives and families will know this is true! swallow your pride and practice this line- "you're right, honney" it works wonders!/forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    brilliant is not the word...to bad we don't have kids or i would have your pics part of a power point presentation for Rita/forums/images/icons/laugh.gif
     
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    What kind of bender do you have and where did ya get it. I am in the market for one also ;-)
     
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    This one is an old "Williams Low Buck Tools" unit. It is based on a Greenlee conduit bender. It works really well, but I haven't seen this style for sale in a while. I'm looking into a Protools bender right now. Several of my buddies that race offroad have them and seem to be pleased.
    http://www.pro-tools.com/pro_model_105_mechanical_.htm
     
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    THANKS for the info ;-) Where do you guys order your tubing from?
     
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    Those came out nice, mike.
     
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    We get the tubing through work. Metals prices are about to go up too fyi. Overseas taxes are killing them. Damn terrorists.
     
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    gee thanks pres Bush....

    Anyhow, ? on the subject of benders...what kind do you guys use to bend tubing? I see in Northern Tools they have some benders ranging from $100-$250+, but not sure if those are even the right kinds. Is there something in particular they should be able to do, etc? Just trying to get some info, thanks.
     
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    Thanks for the clarification. I'd just assumed that these things were tariffed as a result of tightening national security.
     
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    see the link Micheal put up on this post. Also try this one.

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.jd2.com>www.jd2.com</a>

    The consensus on POR is that the mechanical versions are great for doing occasional use, but if you want to get really serious about your bending, go hydraulic. You can get a good mechanical bender for around $300 with a die.
     

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