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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 04-29-2011, 03:49 PM
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:58 AM
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Here's mine. I made my bracket support the rear of the ram.



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Old 08-18-2011, 06:54 PM
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Here is my bender. I went to the local tractor supply and bought a 16" ram and i have an electric hydraulic pump with a baldor motor( 1.5 hp )
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Old 08-23-2011, 02:41 PM
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Reading all these posts makes me think I might like to convert from manual to the HF air over hydraulic. How big a bend can you make with one pass? Can it do 90 degrees n one shot? That would be enough for me.
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Old 08-23-2011, 02:46 PM
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mine can't but with the anti slack deal on the Model 32 i just go till it drops at 30 or so then repin for the 90, easy and i couldn't imagine doing it any otherr way (besides full hydro)
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Old 08-24-2011, 05:43 PM
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I use the Harbor freight Air over setup and a Swag mount. Love it. My compressor is loud, but the jack itself is not bad at all, and seems to be fast enough for me. The slower speed seems to be perfect for getting the bend "perfect" (but then I have never used anything else, so nothing to compair it to). As for the one shot 90*, nope, I get to 85*ish, but then I really don't see a problem with that. Just a quick repin and vala, done. Building an exo cage for the Xterra now, so going to be using it alot.

Here are a few photos, though it's not done in these shots you can get the jist of how I set it up. My mount is not the "typical" way to mount it, but seams to work great.




I can take more pics later this week if you want to see how it turned out done.

Cheers,
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P.S. Oh, and I just read on Pirate that HF is has a sale on the jacks (in store only) for $39.00. If thats true thats a great price since they are normally $89.00.
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Old 09-30-2011, 08:13 PM
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What method do you currently use to drive your tube bender?
Hell! My bender's on casters, all I gotta do to "drive" it is to push on it a little bit! :middel fangars:
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Old 09-30-2011, 08:27 PM
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Hell! My bender's on casters, all I gotta do to "drive" it is to push on it a little bit! :middel fangars:
Oh THANK YOU! I've been wanting to say I just push it to where it needs to be for a long time
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Old 09-30-2011, 08:32 PM
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Hell! My bender's on casters,
Dang... and here I thought I was the 'Minority influence' ....


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Old 10-10-2011, 11:57 PM
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any new stuff out there....
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Do you want me to replace "drive" with "power"?
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Do you want me to replace "drive" with "power"?
Well I run mine with either 120/220v hydro....but lately with hopes and dreams
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Old 10-12-2011, 11:08 PM
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Manual up till now. Just bought the SWAG bracket to use the Harbor Freight air-hydraulic jack setup. Hope it works well. I would love some bad ass custom machined 180 deg one shot piece but I just don't have the time to do that.
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:50 AM
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Get the one year warranty on the ram and just replace it every year. I forgot this year and my ram just died. 1 month out of warranty! The last couple died just before the year was up...
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Old 10-19-2011, 08:01 AM
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this brazillian man asked some stuff about my bender looks like he has done chain drive system too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKYBcvDS3z8
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Canada seems to be a giant hydraulic black hole. I've got a JD2M3 bender and the Swag mount for an Air over Hydrualic ram; problem is, I've got no ram! I looked into the HF ram, but its cost prohibitive due to the shipping, and the PA ram dosen't work horozontaly. Anybody have any suggestions for an A/H ram that won't break the bank, thats available in Canada?
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Design a cantilever utilizing the vertical ram?

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