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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 02-23-2006, 08:49 PM
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Lightbulb homemade tube benders pictures

Could you post some pictures of your homemade tube benders.I am looking to make one with a bottle jack in it.Because I need to be able to move it around(small garage).
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Old 02-23-2006, 10:39 PM
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here ya go and some more projects you may like thanks,john
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sorry, look to the left and click on projects
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Old 02-25-2006, 02:54 AM
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Thanx for the reply exactly what I was looking for!!! Is there a place a guy should go to get a good deal on dies???
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Old 02-25-2006, 10:21 AM
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Thanx for the reply exactly what I was looking for!!! Is there a place a guy should go to get a good deal on dies???
Yea, talk to keith here on the board.
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Old 02-26-2006, 12:14 PM
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Old 02-26-2006, 04:38 PM
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www.gottrikes.com HD tube bender

This bender rocks. I prefer vertical benders. Easier to use IMO. Takes up much less space.
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Old 03-05-2006, 11:05 AM
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yeah,they rock BUT the tube size is limited and i may want to bend bigger than 2" tube for roll bars and bumpers what do you think thanks,john
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Old 03-27-2006, 09:13 PM
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Just finished it up Still need some dies for it once the budget allows.
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Old 03-27-2006, 10:56 PM
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Hey, that's cool.

What's that rod I see under the ram do?
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Old 03-27-2006, 10:57 PM
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It's a spring. Pulls the arm back down - slowly.
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Old 03-30-2006, 05:14 AM
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Looks good old jeep just got the plans also. Could you post a link to where you got that jack? Have you priced out dies yet? Just wondering where is the cheapest?
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Old 03-30-2006, 07:47 AM
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This is not the place I bought from, but mine had a fixed foot that faced the wrong way. Wound up having to cut it off and build a new one.
This one has the correct style foot.
http://www.nationalwholesaletools.co...-Ram-Jack.html

Guy on this board sells dies. I havn't bought any yet, but all the places I checked were pretty much the same.
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Old 09-09-2006, 02:55 PM
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How's it working?

Hello, I just bought the plans for the same bender. I know it's a little late, but how is the bender working? I wanted to bend tubing for a roll cage using dom tube. I have read some good reviews in the past but never asked questions about it. Thanks...Jay
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Old 09-10-2006, 12:59 PM
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Sold my CJ and bought a YJ. So I may never actually use the bender.
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Old 09-10-2006, 01:12 PM
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Small garage??

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Could you post some pictures of your homemade tube benders.I am looking to make one with a bottle jack in it.Because I need to be able to move it around(small garage).
Let me think, my "garage" is a 20' Car hauler trailer,, and I agree with you, a vertical bender works great, we purchased a BMP-200 from Pro-Tools which has a 20 Ton hyd. ram in it, also I may mention when bending 1.75 X .095 ERW and there is NO SPRING BACK!! But anyway my little shop is inside the trailer... along with the generator to power it all.


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Old 09-10-2006, 01:25 PM
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Hello, I just bought the plans for the same bender. I know it's a little late, but how is the bender working? I wanted to bend tubing for a roll cage using dom tube. I have read some good reviews in the past but never asked questions about it. Thanks...Jay
I have a 10' high ceiling in my garage and have yet to have a problem with tube hitting the ceiling. The tube loads from the front so most often the longest stickout is horizontal.

Lots of good discussion here: http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=376183

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Old 09-10-2006, 01:55 PM
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My ceiling is lower than 10' but the bender is so easy to pick up and take outside, no problem, and it does load from the side, but as you work down the tube it has to go someway,,, and that is UP with the BMP-200. I love it.

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Old 10-09-2006, 11:03 PM
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Lots more pictures and info here:

http://www.bayarea4x4.com/forums/index.php?topic=5409.0
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Here are free plans for a bottle jack bender. They are available from Pro-Tools and is the prints from their HMP-200. http://pro-tools.com/200k.htm You can purchase dies from Keith
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Im almost done tacking my bender from gottrikes together. Does anyone have the B style adapters for the ram? If I can find a pair of these I should be bending tube by the end of next week (hopefully).
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