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Old 10-21-2015, 12:28 PM
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Cool fab tool review

http://www.fourwheeler.com/how-to/fa...-of-the-trade/

I sure do love my TubeBandit!
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Old 10-21-2015, 07:16 PM
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Good stuff, but the website is very annoying with the top of the page rolling up and down!

"The tube bandit is WAY overkill!" LOL, NOT!
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Old 10-24-2015, 08:47 AM
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I have just the opposite opinion of the author on the Tube Bandit. I was fortunate to get the Tube Bandit when I was just starting out, and combined with BendTech Pro, it made learning to bend complex structures much easier. It's true you don't absolutely need a digital readout to bend, but once you try it you will never go back.
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Old 10-24-2015, 10:34 AM
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I have to disagree, this is not a very good article. First it is supposed to be Fab 101 and it doesn't mention a single hand tool, skips over small power tools and doesn't even suggest that building a small welding table or other simple and essential tools is a great way to get started fabricating. If you can't build a welding table you have zero right trying to fabricate suspension parts that keep a vehicle in control going down the highway. How about clamps to hold parts in place for welding. I know the reason that they don't mention this stuff is because it's not as flashy as the big tools but is also not right to suggest that you go buy a welder and then you are a welder. I have had a desire to start a DIY/Small Shop Fabrication Magazine for a long time (I don't have the slightest clue how one starts a magazine) that covers Safety, general fab, tools, and specialty fab stuff just because so many automotive magazines touch on the subject be don't actually do it justice.

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Old 10-24-2015, 03:10 PM
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Old 10-24-2015, 06:13 PM
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To be honest.... i clicked the link because of the welding table station.... scrolled and saw the TB and well.... didnt read the article... whats there to read when you own the badass TB? Everytime i click it on, i just cant help but think how many folks missed out on getting one

I toast to you Clint everytime i bend tube
Oh, and my sharpie finally died but its staying in the tool box as a keepsake
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Old 10-25-2015, 09:17 AM
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And my Tube Bandit beanie is still going strong in the shop as well!
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Old 10-25-2015, 09:54 AM
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Yeah, I just looked at the pictures too.

I don't even own a tubing bender and I wanted a Tube Bandit!
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