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Old 09-18-2016, 05:31 PM
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Jd2 m32 dies

I have a JD2 m32 tube bender and a 50.8mm die but have had a request to bend sone 48.3mm tube. Has anyone bent the wrong size tube in there die how much will it affect bend? I'm probably just being tight and believe that u should probably buy the right size die. But don't want to spend the cash for a job that won't pay much as it's for a friend.
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Old 09-18-2016, 06:54 PM
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Depending on how far the bend is, you shouldnt have issues. Ive bend 1.5 in the 1.75 dies but only had to go about 20 degrees. Your case shouldnt be too bad i wouldnt think.. See if you can do a test piece
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Old 09-19-2016, 06:27 PM
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Thanks for the reply I will try a test peice and see how it goes
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Old 09-20-2016, 09:09 AM
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You may be ok. Heavier wall will be your friend in this case.
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Old 09-20-2016, 12:51 PM
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> once upon a time didn't somebody bend the larger tube with the right wall thickness and then split it down the CLR to create a stuffer, slipper, adapter that was then used to bend the smaller tube in the larger die-set.
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Old 09-20-2016, 09:12 PM
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> once upon a time didn't somebody bend the larger tube with the right wall thickness and then split it down the CLR to create a stuffer, slipper, adapter that was then used to bend the smaller tube in the larger die-set.
Yep, that's what I did, but he only has 2.5 mm to work with.
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Old 09-20-2016, 10:23 PM
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Yep, that's what I did, but he only has 2.5 mm to work with.
That's an awesome idea.
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Old 09-20-2016, 10:30 PM
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That's an awesome idea.
It works good using .120 wall tubing, going from 1 1/4'' to 1", or 1 3/4" to 1 1/2".
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