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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...

View Poll Results: How do you drive your tube bender?
Manual or ratchet / cheater bar 59 28.92%
Harbor Freight air-hydraulic jack 63 30.88%
SPX or Enerpac type air-hydraulic 29 14.22%
Electric hydraulic 44 21.57%
Other 9 4.41%
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Old 01-27-2011, 04:19 PM
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That's awesome! Great job

That is very much like one I had plans of building years ago. Did you build the rotating assembly or is it adapted from another machine?

This is inspiring me to think about building my own hydraulic bender again.


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Old 01-27-2011, 04:54 PM
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This is inspiring me to think about building my own hydraulic bender again.
I would love to see you do it!

You want mine?
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Old 01-27-2011, 06:05 PM
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I would love to see you do it!

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Old 01-28-2011, 07:42 AM
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That's awesome! Great job

That is very much like one I had plans of building years ago. Did you build the rotating assembly or is it adapted from another machine?

This is inspiring me to think about building my own hydraulic bender again.
rotating assembly is done by me from left over 1" two row chain and sprockets and hydraulic ram.

i will redo my build up thread in pbb someday.
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:57 AM
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i got a jd2 model 3 with a HF ram. it does run the compressor a bit much but it beats the hell out of doing it by hand. besides the reduced effort, having the bender on wheels is priceless. i dont know why everyone complains about the speed. much faster and i would overbend things. i will switch to electric/hydraulic when i have some extra cash though.
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Old 01-28-2011, 03:13 PM
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Tube Bender Powered

Have you seen the one on minibuggy.net using a Mac truck power steering box for rotation. It uses electric motor to drive a pump and a steering wheel( or smaller wheel) for the operator to turn the die as fast or as slow and as far as you want. I am wanting for the second or third generation before i build mine.
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Old 01-28-2011, 04:07 PM
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I was thinking I had seen a build thread on yours somewhere a while back. Is your build thread no longer on PBB or is it just needing an update? Do you care to share a link if it is still up?

Thanks

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rotating assembly is done by me from left over 1" two row chain and sprockets and hydraulic ram.

i will redo my build up thread in pbb someday.
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Old 01-28-2011, 04:27 PM
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I was thinking I had seen a build thread on yours somewhere a while back. Is your build thread no longer on PBB or is it just needing an update? Do you care to share a link if it is still up?

Thanks
edit: ok just made it. here is the link http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=951950

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Old 01-28-2011, 04:39 PM
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Have you seen the one on minibuggy.net using a Mac truck power steering box for rotation. It uses electric motor to drive a pump and a steering wheel( or smaller wheel) for the operator to turn the die as fast or as slow and as far as you want. I am wanting for the second or third generation before i build mine.



http://www.minibuggy.net/forum/shop-...ch-inside.html
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Old 01-29-2011, 11:00 PM
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New type off bender

Bullnerd, i know that you came up with the idea of using a power steering unit to turn the benders die but you never did get built. I intended to build one like that also but never did. Then Vern grabbed the idea and made us all happy by doing the job, Thanks Vern. Now it's my turn or someone else to make improvements on Vern's example to make it cheap and easy to build (couldn't get much cheaper)
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Old 01-29-2011, 11:31 PM
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What method do you currently use to drive your tube bender? Please respond to the poll and tell us what you think of your drive method.

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just noticed how thisset up works. thats rather clever i thought. Using his winch and receiver hitch as a stand and driver.
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Old 01-30-2011, 12:53 AM
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Bullnerd, i know that you came up with the idea of using a power steering unit to turn the benders die but you never did get built. I intended to build one like that also but never did. Then Vern grabbed the idea and made us all happy by doing the job, Thanks Vern. Now it's my turn or someone else to make improvements on Vern's example to make it cheap and easy to build (couldn't get much cheaper)
Nope,I havnt built it yet either!

And yes, big thanks to Mr. Lee for having the B!@#S to try it.

I will get it done this spring as soon as my garage defrosts.

I have been thinking about it some more and have some ideas I'd like to try.

Including a large toggle clamp for the follower and the digital encoder brought up in the other thread on here.

Thanks for the support Boilermaker!
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well im in the HF air over club and it works good lol
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Old 02-16-2011, 03:29 PM
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I bought the JD2 Model 32 a few months ago. I tried using an Enerpac manual pump that I had and quickly realized that was not going to work well.

I purchased this pump from ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=p5197.c0.m619

Works very well so far.

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Old 02-25-2011, 01:20 PM
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Heres what I got:

Pro-Tools 105 on a custom mount using a Haldex elect/hydro pump and a Lion ram. Way over built, got a good deal on the 7" channel. It's a few years old now and definately done its job so far and I expect it will continue. Few minor issues I'd like to address in the future, not pump related: When I bring it all the way back, it seems to have some slop in the main die hole/pin area. So it pulls the arms back and kinda locks the pin to the main die, making it tough to rotate the die. If I keep it cracked open 1/8", it dosent happen. My plan is to one day machine out the holes and drop in some bushings like the JMR or JD2 ?? benders have. The other issue is with the weight of the ram. It appears to be dropping and the bending arms follow that drop. If that makes sense. Basically, I can grab hold of the point where the ram mounts to the arms, and lift it up just a bit. It's getting loose. Probbably part of the same problem with the main die holes... But it bends fast and straight so I'm not too concerned with it at this point. Use it every week..

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Old 03-19-2011, 02:37 AM
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I have issues....

I'm almost finished doing my air/hydro setup and I realized that I have a problem....the word overkill comes to mind once again. It seems I can't build a single damn thing out of light weight stuff, so I did it again and made it a little stronger than it needed to be. It's almost done, still have a couple little details to finish.
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Here is our latest product to leave the Swag Head Quarters.









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Old 04-29-2011, 02:23 PM
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Nice looking design.

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Old 04-29-2011, 03:23 PM
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I agree......I like it.

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Old 04-29-2011, 03:28 PM
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you ****ers are old....

excuse me, i gotta go row row row my boat.
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