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    Tube bandit
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    Found this on another site. would be a nice addition to the bender.
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    All I can say is I WANT ONE!

    This would be a time saver, not to mention pay for itself in tubing saved.
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    Now that's a cool setup.
    Looks like they're driving a step motor with the belt to give the computer the signal it needs. Simple, effective and pretty darn swift.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K-fab View Post
    Now that's a cool setup.
    Looks like they're driving a step motor with the belt to give the computer the signal it needs. Simple, effective and pretty darn swift.
    I believe its an encoder,but either way,very cool!
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    Heres a good thread from actual users.
    Tube Bandit Digital Readout for Benders - OFN Forums

    I thought about getting one however my Air/hydraulic bender is set up vertically and a simple 30 dollar magnetic digital level with Zero function or analog works quite well for me.

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    x2 Odyknuck.

    Mine goes vertical so I just have a $40 digital level that I stick on the tube. Pretty much the same thing. Mine starts the the tube out flat so as long as the table is level I don't have to zero out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odyknuck View Post
    Heres a good thread from actual users.
    Tube Bandit Digital Readout for Benders - OFN Forums

    I thought about getting one however my Air/hydraulic bender is set up vertically and a simple 30 dollar magnetic digital level with Zero function or analog works quite well for me.

    this bender looks like the one you built. Very nice!
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    Yea I discovered that one after I got mine done. May have just bought it Instead. NAH!
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    I agree the digital level give you a very accurate bend once you figure out your tubing spring back. I am also using the Bendtech sofware that eliminates most of the guessing really helps to keep the tubing waste down.

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    x2 Odyknuck.

    Mine goes vertical so I just have a $40 digital level that I stick on the tube. Pretty much the same thing.
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    Tools Plus - EZ Tube Bender

    This is the bender I have. You get 4 dies (1",1.25",1.5",1.75") and its air/hydraulic for $1050 shipped. Does full 90's with no resetting pins or any of that.
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