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Benders and Bending Which bender is best? How do you use a bender? How do you calculate bends? Everything Bender related...

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Old 09-26-2016, 11:05 AM
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The die in post 4 is not round.
...sure looks that way...
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Old 09-26-2016, 12:19 PM
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It also doesn't look centered. I am guessing it slipped in the clamp during machining and no one caught it.

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Old 09-26-2016, 01:50 PM
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Fine job on that bender! Looks very well built with clean finishes. It should serve you well once you get that die fixed/replaced. Congrats on getting it up and running!
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Old 09-26-2016, 02:03 PM
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It also doesn't look centered. I am guessing it slipped in the clamp during machining and no one caught it.

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I agree with this.

I had something similar happen with a die I got from JD2. I think mine was just mis-marked because it was a half-round, just the wrong size. I realized this on a weekend and was able to tune it up with a boring head on my milling machine and keep going.

I file this under "shit happens". In my experience, JD2 does a very good job, and I have heard the same about Pro Tools, but sometimes stuff slips out the door that shouldn't. It just sucks that you're in Australia...hope you don't have to wait another 14 weeks for a replacement.
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Old 09-26-2016, 05:07 PM
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PT are looking into the issue just have to send them few other pics they wanted hopefully they can send me out a new backing block.
Thanks everyone for all there help in the build process and this forum has definitely been a big insperation in the build can't wait to get into some projects thanks heaps guys 🍻
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Old 09-27-2016, 08:10 AM
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Excellent work it looks fab!
Out of interest what pressures were you seeing on the gauge? I hope you can sort the die/follower issues soon.
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Old 09-27-2016, 08:45 AM
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I was just messing around with 1 1/2"X.120 (38x3mm) didn't really bend anything past 45deg as the tube started flatten but in the process the gauge barely read anything at all maybe 300-400 psi pretty much didn't even move. I'm running 5hp motor 1400 rpm 6.1cc pump 24x3 inch ram motor dosnt bog down at all and very quiet a few rattles from my hydraulic tank as its mounted metal to metal a small strip of like That tape with thin foam on one side will stop that easy tho I think went over kill on motor for what I'm bending but price difference was bugger all as the smaller 1-2hp motors didn't come with a b35 flange to suite the pump housing I only thing I was worried about was the amp draw from the 5hp but seems to be running good.
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Old 09-27-2016, 09:04 AM
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That sounds a very nice setup, thanks for the info.

Keep up the good work and we will hopefully see a project up soon bent on this

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Old 09-27-2016, 08:23 PM
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Anyone with A PT105 able to tell me which backing block pin hole there using for 1-1/2" die.
I know jd stamp there dies to tell you what hole to use but my pt ones have nothing one holes miles too loose the other I can barely get the pin in probably due to the backing block not round properly but just wanted to double check as I need to send PT A Few more pics of the backing block.
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Old 09-28-2016, 08:35 PM
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So update with the die, PT beleaves the finishing cut was somehow missed on the die and it got put through shipping un noticed they are sending me out a new one, they have been great to deal with and very fast responding despite the minor hiccup i would recommend them as they have been great about helping me out. 👍
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Awesome!

Sweet bender BTW!

Ready to rock now!
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Old 09-29-2016, 11:07 PM
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That's great to hear. Glad they are taking care of it.
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Old 10-08-2016, 04:33 AM
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Any update yet? Have you got the new bits yet?
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Old 10-08-2016, 05:38 AM
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Pro tools have sent me the new backing block about week and half ago it will probably be another few days-to a week to get here to Australia things usally take 2 weeks to arive from USA it's funny I get things faster from USA then I do from other side of Aus. Can't wait to get it and try it out.
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Pro tools have sent me the new backing block about week and half ago it will probably be another few days-to a week to get here to Australia things usally take 2 weeks to arive from USA it's funny I get things faster from USA then I do from other side of Aus. Can't wait to get it and try it out.
I've seen stuff get to Guam in 3 days and 2 weeks to Australia, same package.
Keep us posted. I agree even if there is an error, if a company steps up and gets to taken care of right away I'm pleased.
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Old 10-17-2016, 05:05 AM
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I been eagerly awaiting for my package and been checking my mail box daily I did again today still nothing while sitting down for an arvo coffee after work there was a knock at the door and there stood the delivery man with a nice square box ripped straight out to the shed and ripped it open and there shinning in the light is my nice brand new backing block tube sits absolutely beautiful inside it bit late to try it out now so I will be hanging out to give it a try in the next few days 👍. Thanks to pro tools for sorting me out was great dealing with them.
Well there ya go guys 3 weeks USA to my front door that's how long it takes but well worth it 👌
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