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tube bender for roll cage/bumpers

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by osbornl1, Oct 25, 2004.

  1. osbornl1

    osbornl1 Registered Member

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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Ancient Chinese Wisdom: Pipe bender is not tube bender.

    Tube benders are not cheap; search for this, as you'll find MANY threads on this very topic.

    -- A
     
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    Retails for $399????..... RIP OFF!!!
    I wouldn't buy anything from that guy if he's try to make you think that tube kinker (easily obtainable from harbor Freight for around $100) is worth a $400!
     
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    While not the best way of bending tube, it can be done. I used the HF model to bend HREW 1.75" tube into 90 degree bends with virtually no deformation what so ever. Some of the tricks to getting this done include sleeving the tube where it rides on the rollers, and using lots of WD40 or silicone spray to ensure that the tube forms around the die. Definitely not as nice as a JD2 and the like, but it will get the job done. It will just take longer.
     
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    $99.99 All 48 U.S. States (street address)

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  6. osbornl1

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    well gonna stay away from this one is there any one in the dayton/cincinatti area that would like to do some metal work for cash???

    thanks
    Larry
     

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