Page 12 of 12 FirstFirst ... 2 10 11 12
Results 111 to 118 of 118
  1. Collapse Details
    Re: New tube bender - made the dies myself!
    Keeper of the Asylum K-fab's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Scottsdale, AZ. 10.9 miles from the trailheads
    Posts
    10,888
    Default
    JD or Pro Tools.
    The JD seems to be one of the most popular.
    Sand is for fast cars
    Dirt is for fast drivers



    Yellow Dog Racing
    Reply With Quote
     

  2. Collapse Details
    Re: New tube bender - made the dies myself!
    The Bob Ross of MBN Bullnerd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Cream Ridge ,NJ
    Posts
    9,141
    Default
    JD 32
    "Speed is time-time is speed"-Dennis Hopper

    Quote Originally Posted by TALON View Post
    did you use a special bigfoot camera or something ,you know all blurry could be a tree stump kinda thing .
    Reply With Quote
     

  3. Collapse Details
    Re: New tube bender - made the dies myself!
    Default
    I have been looking recently too. There is a FB group called "tube benders disscussion tips and tricks buy sell trade" that I found pretty helpful. Are you loking for a horizontal or vertical unit ? another thing that comes to mind is that one of Mfg's, i think was JD has / had a pretty lengthy back order.
    Reply With Quote
     

  4. Collapse Details
    Re: New tube bender - made the dies myself!
    Default
    Quote Originally Posted by Frank View Post
    I have been looking recently too. There is a FB group called "tube benders disscussion tips and tricks buy sell trade" that I found pretty helpful. Are you loking for a horizontal or vertical unit ? another thing that comes to mind is that one of Mfg's, i think was JD has / had a pretty lengthy back order.
    I'm not sure if I should get horizontal or vertical. Everything in my price range seems to be horizontal. Unless I go SERIOUSLY cheap then I can find some 90* benders. But I'm not one to buy cheap tools. But then again I do have a Workshop Implanted Financial Executive I have to answer to.

    What do you recommend? I'm itching to buy but I waited this long I might as well wait a few more days for good feedback.

    Also, I don't do FB. At least I keep it to a minimum.
    HARD WORK PAY$
    Reply With Quote
     

  5. Collapse Details
    Re: New tube bender - made the dies myself!
    Duck in a Tux jimmyg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2016
    Location
    Bendigo AUS
    Posts
    429
    Default
    Apply to the Office of financial regulation for a one off grant on the grounds of "buy it once buy it right". Explain the lift in quality will boost productive and lower unit grumpyness that in turn will cascade positive energy through out the whole house.

    If that does not work say "Please please please! I really want this and I've been so good recently." Remember to do puppy dog eyes.

    I'd go hydrolic and a known quantity unit. Nothing worse than a lemon and no money. Or as I said put it around your looking for a good second hand unit. You might get lucky.
    All dressed up and waiting for the beer to arrive.
    Reply With Quote
     

  6. Collapse Details
    Re: New tube bender - made the dies myself!
    Default
    what's most common bend radius for 2" and 1.75" tube?
    The JD Squared offers either 5.5" or 6.5" center line radius (CLR) for their dies where as PRO Tools has 6" and 7" CLR.

    Is there anything I should be thinking about long term in regards to the CLR of these dies? Is there a standard?

    JD Dies
    Screen Shot 2021-09-03 at 6.37.10 PM.jpg



    Pro Dies
    Screen Shot 2021-09-03 at 6.39.07 PM.jpg

    Last edited by 67StingrayJ; 09-03-2021 at 10:48 PM. Reason: photos not loading...
    HARD WORK PAY$
    Reply With Quote
     

  7. Collapse Details
    Re: New tube bender - made the dies myself!
    Default
    What do you recommend? I'm itching to buy but I waited this long I might as well wait a few more days for good feedback.


    After some research, I decided on a vertical unit made by the guy (randy Gabriel) that runs the above facebook page. for my uses it was a good fit. some of the features that I liked was...

    • He makes a vertical unit ( I don't have a lot room for horizontal bending)
    • His unit comes on a frame with wheels (don't have to build anything "extra" to make it moveable or anchor to floor / table)
    • His units can be ordered to accept one of the more well known dies. I think there is 2-3 you can choose from
    • the units come set up for a air /hydralic ram from HF, which cost $100
    • vertical bending uses a magnetic angle finder, which most of have laying around already


    Your needs may be different than mine so his machine may not be as good of fit.
    Also, as mentioned above dies are expensive and not all die mfg's make dies that have over a 90 degree bend.

    Hope this helps
    Reply With Quote
     

  8. Collapse Details
    Re: New tube bender - made the dies myself!
    Senior Member darwinpayne2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    American Fork, UT 90 minutes from the sand
    Posts
    992
    Default
    Those sound like good, solid arguments.

    I have a vertical tubing bender and it works fine for my needs. It's a home-built unit using Pro-Tools dies.
    Reply With Quote
     

Page 12 of 12 FirstFirst ... 2 10 11 12

Similar Threads

  1. JD2 Tube Bender
    By bluezone in forum The Drawing Room
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: 03-06-2012, 06:04 PM
  2. Finished my homemade tube bender
    By andy777bmx in forum Projects in Progress
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 04-22-2010, 05:58 PM
  3. Trouble with me Tube Bender!
    By robyamaha450 in forum Shop Talk
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 01-25-2009, 04:01 PM
  4. Tubing bender dies
    By PilotHawK in forum Shop Talk
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-21-2008, 08:03 PM
  5. Tube Bender Spring Back calculation
    By Stomper in forum Shop Talk
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 06-29-2008, 08:41 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •