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    I bought a #2 bender at an auction yesterday that came with the basic set of dies and a stand and now I'm trying to find the best place to buy some tube dies and possibly others. If anyone knows of one place that is better than another I'd like some ideas. Also I'd like to find some sites or forums with some real world experience and ideas on the use of this unit. I passed on buying a nice hydraulic bender a while back and now I'm trying to talk myself into being happy with this one because of it's wide range of capability. Thanks, JEFF
    200DX 350P 625 Plasma & other stuff I forgot

  • #2
    Here's a good place to start.
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    http://www.lowbucktools.com
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    Miller Matic 35
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    • #3
      Would these work? http://www.shopoutfitters.com/TubeBending.html

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      • #4
        One used to be able to buy from Hossfeld direct......Now you have to go through a dealer.........I believe the dealers can only sell at the Hossfeld listed price.......so the price should be the same anywhere.........could be wrong about that though........

        The dealer I used is Low-buck......listed above........... Good service, no worries.......

        The web address for Hossfeld is www.hossfeldbender.com

        It's a good bender, makes some really nice bends.........You will need hydraulics for larger tubing....... You can build the system yourself and save some big bucks

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        • #5
          Don't know about the dealer "having" to sell at factory list...my local welding shop gives me a 10% discount. From the piece of paper I took in with my last order being covered by the welding shop's manager's doodles, I believe that Hossfeld gives the dealers a 20% price cut. They may receive a larger discount, but for the piece or two I need at a time that's about the best I've come across.

          Otherwise, check out American Bender. Their dies will usually work with Hossfeld. A bit better fit and finish and lower price as well.

          If you wish to go hydraulic, the conversion is dead easy. Dave Merdian has some write-ups over on the Hobart board if you care to do a bit of searching for them. Not only did he do a nice conversion set-up, but he also constructed his hydraulic power unit form stray parts.

          Bes tof luck!
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          Bridgeport "J" head mill...tooled up
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          South Bend 9" lathe...yeah, got the change gears too
          Logan 7" shaper
          Ellis 3000 band saw
          Hossfeld bender w/shopbuilt hyd.
          Victor Journeyman torch and gauges
          3 Gerstner boxes of mostly Starrett tools
          Lots of dust bunnies
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          • #6
            I also picked up a #2 with a few pipe dies. I really want to find some 180 degree tubing dies 1" and 3/4". I think I got a steel at 450 bucks for the bender the stand and a five gallon bucket of dies.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by dyn88
              I also picked up a #2 with a few pipe dies. I really want to find some 180 degree tubing dies 1" and 3/4". I think I got a steel at 450 bucks for the bender the stand and a five gallon bucket of dies.
              Contact LowBuck Tools through the link listed in one of the first replies and ask for their price list for Hossfled dies. It will actually be the Hossfeld supplied price list. Lowbuck was nice enough to send all the promotional literature available for the Hossfeld bender except for the actual owner's manual. That manual is available from Hossfeld for $10 the last time I checked.

              Die sets for the Hossfeld bender are very job specific. the 1" and 3/4" tubing dies you are looking at will breakdown even further into the radius of the bend.
              Miller 251...sold the spoolgun to DiverBill.
              Miller DialArc 250
              Lincoln PrecisionTig 275
              Hypertherm 900 plasma cutter
              Bridgeport "J" head mill...tooled up
              Jet 14 X 40 lathe...ditto
              South Bend 9" lathe...yeah, got the change gears too
              Logan 7" shaper
              Ellis 3000 band saw
              Hossfeld bender w/shopbuilt hyd.
              Victor Journeyman torch and gauges
              3 Gerstner boxes of mostly Starrett tools
              Lots of dust bunnies
              Too small of a shop at 40 X 59.

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              • #8
                Although there aren't any listed on eBay today, there probably will be by next week. The Hossfeld #2 is a superb small shop bender - price it right & I'll buy it if you don't like it
                Barry Milton
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                • #9
                  Thanks to all, That will give me some good starts to go with. I will look at the hydraulic threads on hobart as that will happen down the road. I would be embarassed to tell how high I paid for this unit as i am usually very frugal when it comes to used tools but after a 3 hour drive to this sale I was pretty sure I'd own it...how stupid is that .Thanks Again, JEFF
                  200DX 350P 625 Plasma & other stuff I forgot

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                  • #10
                    I was also wondering if anyone has used this bender with aluminum tubing. I haven't seen any mention of it anywhere I've looked so far. Thanks, JEFF
                    200DX 350P 625 Plasma & other stuff I forgot

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                    • #11
                      Go to www.americanbender.com They sell dies that fit the hossfeld bender in virtually every size available. They are also very high quality and very good people to deal with. I have probably 5 sets of thier dies along with about the same number of actual hossfeld dies and they are of at least as good or higher quality.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Compchassis
                        Go to www.americanbender.com They sell dies that fit the hossfeld bender in virtually every size available. They are also very high quality and very good people to deal with. I have probably 5 sets of thier dies along with about the same number of actual hossfeld dies and they are of at least as good or higher quality.
                        That bender looks good on their web site, is it a copy of the hossfeld? Is'nt their any patent issues?

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                        • #13
                          Yes it is a copy, and I doubt there are any patent issues since the hossfeld was originally built so long ago, not to mention that american bender has been selling them for so long now that something would have been done if there was a problem.

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                          • #14
                            I built my own hossfeld style bender, Apparently it works great I don't know myself my friends have been borrowing more than its in my shop!!

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                            • #15
                              I just happened to get a hossfeld #2 not too long ago very cheap. Its new and has what the basic kit come with. I need to buy a couple sets of general purpose tools like the 46001 pipe set and 46002 bar stock set dies to get me going. I have never used or seen anyone use one of these so i dont where to put it in my small shop. It appears it needs to be 4' from the wall (swing arm side away) . Thats all the farther i got Can anyone help me out?

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