I have a JD2 M32 with a 2" x 6.5 CLR Die, and am wanting to build a truck fully out of tube. I can get 50.8mm x 2.6mm wall CDS tube easily here in the uk but the specs for my die say I need minimum 3.0mm wall thickness. Has anyone tried using the thinner wall tube on a JD2 M32. If so what did it bend like?
Thanks in advance
I ordered 1m of 50.8 x 2.6 cds from a supplier here in the UK to check how well it bends it, and I'm happy with the bend quality considering the wall thickness is smaller than recommended for the die I run, I managed to calibrate bendtech at the same time. I have measured the distortion/shrinkage of tube and it's 47.8 at the narrowest bit of the bend,
I see you have a mark around the centre of your tube too mines like that but more of a gauge not just a mark that would rub off, the tube I'm using has a thin black coat of paint from manufacture would this be causing a problem too as it looks like from most the vids etc people using raw steel I think the bend quality of the jd32 is much better then the pt I had