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Tubing Benders....

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by RustBuket, Oct 6, 2004.

  1. RustBuket

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    Well, I'm thinking about trying to make my own tubing bender so I was looking at a couple on ebay for ideas. However. I came across two different sorts of dies...

    one is with a center hinge point and one without...

    With Hinge

    Without Hinge

    Which type of die is more common? Which is cheaper? Which works better (advantages?)... Just trying to collect info to make the design a whole lot more concrete. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    bump /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
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    The style with "hinge" is more popular. Pro-Tools and JD bought use dies that pivot on a mounting bolt similar to those. I would find diagrams of their style bender arms and copy them instead of the styles on those two ebay benders... Or just save your cabbage and buy one. I think there is a thread on POR that has CAD drawings of the PT/JD style bender arms...
     
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    Alright, so I should go after the one with the pivot. Who sells dies?
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Alright, so I should go after the one with the pivot. Who sells dies?

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    www.4wdfactory.com

    call and ask for Greg, tell him Justin sent you

    Depending on bender type will determine the type of die you need. Remeber that when buying a die, it can't bend what the degree it is. Meaning, a 240* die can only bend 180*
     
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    actually a 240 die can bend more the 180, but you wouldn't be able to get the tube off the die /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     

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