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Tube Bender weight??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by crazy_swede_73, Jun 3, 2005.

  1. crazy_swede_73

    crazy_swede_73 Registered Member

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    How much does a jd2, model 3 tube bender or similar weigh.
    The reason i need to know is that i'm thinking of ordering one, and since i dont live in the US i need to know the approx shipping weight.
     
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    F'N big time heavy. I think the grand total of the bender, along with the 1.75 die that I have was right about 95 pounds. Of course, probably 60-70% of that weight is the die itself, but shipping ain't cheap on those period. :D
     
  3. Greg72

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

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    I just threw a couple items on the bathroom scale to help you out.... :cool1:


    ProTools M105HD w/Mounting Base = 74 Lbs
    ProTools 2" Die and Corresponding Block = 48 Lbs

    I have the 1.5" and 1" dies, but didn't feel like weighing every part seperately.

    If I were you, I'd build my own mounting base (it's just a piece of square tubing with a floor mount on one end and a simple plate for the arms on the other) and save the shipping costs on that....


    :usaflag:
     
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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    x2

    this also allows you to mount the bender at a height of your choosing and with a floor mounting hardware arrangement you choose as well. Save yourself some $ in shipping and hardware and just make your own stand.

    j
     
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    goto www.xtremecrawlers.com

    He sell's pro-tools stuff, but I KNOW he's shipped oversea's. His store does realtime shipping quotes, and may be able to do a quote for you there. If nothing else, it will get you in the ballpark. Don't know if the store does int'l quote's or not, but it's worth a shot :D

    KP
     
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    Cool ,,thanks,,
    Yep,,thats what i'm gonna do,,build my own mounting base,,,still heavy though,,shipping charge will be a Bi#¤%h :D

    again thanks!!

     
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    I'll check it out.,
    Thanks
     
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    is it possible to disassemble the bender (and the die set :confused: ) so i can split it up in different boxes, just to be able to ship by boat.
    USPS has a 44 lbs max on 4-6weeks shipping service.

    It's a friend in New York thats going to order it for me and also do the shipping, or maybe me, ,,if i can find the time to visit him. :D
     
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    yes, the protools one comes in several pieces and the dies are, of course, seperate. Shouldn't be a problem getting individual boxes under the 44# limit, unless the die weighs that much, them suckers are heavy.

    j
     
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    when i bought my pro tools, it cam it 3 seperate boxes, 1 for the bender, 1 for the die and 1 for the degree ring. IIRC the die alone weighed 43#, 1.5"x 5"x240* CLR. i know the ups guy wasn't too happy with me that day :grin: i can't immagine JD2 being much different for shipping.
     
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    Great, then i guess i'll call my friend and order a Bender ASAP.. :D

    Thanks guys for all the info..

    /Matt
     
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    Are there really tall [GIRLS] blondes there ?
    You might try locally for someone that does bending ? I have used a Hossfeild bender and know that canbe purchased without the hydurlics .Maybe you can get it locally ? i WISH YOU THE BEST OF LUCK !!! May the CK5 motto should be " Reaching every Blazer K5 ,one Counrty at a time !!!" Check it out Steve !!!! :blush:
     

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