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Those with benders- 90 0r 180?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bugspray, Aug 31, 2005.

  1. bugspray

    bugspray 1/2 ton status

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    Those who have benders and are making their own stuff, how often do you need to bend something more than 90 degrees? There are price differences etc by going with 180 degree dies. Do you think I'd need the 180 degree dies?
     
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    Get the 180 you won't regret it.
     
  3. Geargrinder

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    If U get good with it U can do 180* bends with the 90* dies. I skimped on the dies and got all 90* (110* with the co. I deal with) and I'm not regreting it at all.
     
  4. Greg72

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

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    Stingers and shocks hoops and some styles of spare tire carriers will need the 180* style die...

    I'd spend the extra money now, to avoid the frustration of not having what you need later.
     
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    i got the 180' just to make things easier to do, work smarter not harder.
     
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    I'm with Greg. Get the 180* now and save yourself from frustration later!
     
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    I found an idea for using the Pro-Tools dies (the 90 degree dies) and making my own bender. bender When I started looking into it and talked with the guys at Pro-Tools, I found out that this style bender uses 90 degree dies. It'll be a while longer to get a bender (either JD2 or Pro 105) that will bend 180 degrees.

    I haven't worked with any tubing yet, so shock hoops didn't even cross my mind. I was thinking sliders, bumpers, cages, maybe a go kart etc. I've been trying to look at as many pictures on here and other places to see if I saw anything I might need the 180. Since everything looked 90 or less I figured I'd better ask to make sure.
     

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