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Those with a Bender...what dies you using???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 55Willy, Feb 7, 2003.

  1. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    My buddy bought one but he can't deside what die sizes to get. I told him I would ask here since CK5 knows it all.


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    I would say to start out with, get the 1.5" and 2" dies. That seems to be the most used sizes, then he can get more later as he finds the need /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    2", 1.5" and 1"

    I haven't heard of anyone using 1.5" for full-size cages (it always seems to be either 2" or 1.75")....the 1.5" might be good for bumpers and rock sliders, and the 1" is good for the gussets and grab handles....
     
  4. outlaw612

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    I was told 1 5/8" for cages.
     
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    I've got a 1.75 coming with the bender. I will probably add a 1.5 and a 2 later. Trying to decide what size die to use for tube doors.
     
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    BIGJ 1/2 ton status Author

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    2" & 1.5". I'd like to have a 1" die for smaller projects.

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    Concur with the above. Mostly yall will use the 2 and the 1.5". Get the 1" for doing fun stuff. Others will mostly likely be needed for really special projects but by then you will know which one.
     
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    I would go look at the rules of sanctioning body of racing that he might want to try in the future.
    NHRA SCCA and get dies to make legal cages
     
  9. Emmettology 101

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    I ordered a 1.75" with mine, but haven't set-up the bender yet. The other die I would liek to get down the road is a 1" .
     
  10. Corey-88K5

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    I currently do nearly all of my bending with the 1.5" die and just run a heavy wall tube. Most of the people I build for are happy with using 2" in runs and 1.5 for bend areas. I've got a guy who is looking at some sliders for his burban and he will be completely happy with the 2" runner and 1.5" hoop.
    One idea most people don't think of is the square dies. I've got a 1" Square die and use that to build roof racks.

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    I've got a 2" and 1.5". IMO this is my size breakdown: 2" for full size cages, 1.75 for smaller or lighter trucks, 1.5 for bumpers and sliders. 1 5/8 for high speed applications (heavier wall tubing).
     
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    I purchased my bender with 2" and 1.5" dies. 1.75" and 1" is next on my list though...when money is available...
     

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