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    I would like to make my own tubing bender.....I found these plans.....Watcha think?

    http://www.gottrikes.com/Tube_Bender.htm


    ......also here are some othere made.

    http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showt...+tubing+bender
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  • #2
    There is much discussion on this subject.I came across this not too long ago.Its the best detailed plans and gives all the part numbers needed to build it and its free.I priced the parts to build it,and believe it would be about $1,000. http://reference.toolandfab.com/writ...page/index.htm
    2- XMT's 350 cc/cv
    1- Blue star 185
    1- BOBCAT 250
    1- TRAILBLAZER 302
    1- MILLER DVI
    2- PASSPORT PLUS
    1- DYNASTY 200 DX
    1- DYNASTY 280 DX
    1- MAXSTAR 150 STL
    1- HF-251 BOX
    1- S-74D
    1- S-75DXA
    2- 12-RC SUITCASES
    1- 8-VS SUITCASE
    2- 30 A SPOOLGUNS

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    • #3
      ****.....that's a nice writeup! I am only intrested in the manual ratchet style, which would be much cheaper!
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      • #4
        Advice from a tool junky...tubing benders and cheap don't go hand in hand.
        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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        • #5
          I built 3 of these, 2 for me and 1 for my buddy. But the factory die prices are high. I just make what i need...Bob
          http://www.kinzers.com/don/MachineTools/bender/
          Bob Wright

          Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
          http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

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          • #6
            I think by the time you get done purchasing .materials and time plus machinery needed to build alot of this stuff...you can't beat a jd2 at 295 or so......now if you get material for free and have nothing but time what the heck. Just my 2 Cents .....Jim
            Welding in Crete
            Syncrowave 350 LX
            Millermatic 252
            Millermatic 180 w Spoolgun
            Miller Gold Seal 155
            Miller Elite welding helmet
            JD2 Tubing bender with Hydraulic conversion
            Evolution Raptor15" SteelDry Cut Saw
            Hypertherm Powermax 30
            Some really cool hammers BIG and small

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            • #7
              Originally posted by uhohjim View Post
              I think by the time you get done purchasing .materials and time plus machinery needed to build alot of this stuff...you can't beat a jd2 at 295 or so......now if you get material for free and have nothing but time what the heck. Just my 2 Cents .....Jim
              X2 on this. you have to value your time spent chasing down material, cutting and drilling the arms and such. Now you can really save yourself some money if you can fab your on dies and followers.

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              • #8
                jd2 is a awesome bender!hard to beat em for the money. ive made a couple of copies of it.All parts are laser cut and exact copies.im looking to sell them.
                Miller Pipepro 304
                Miller Bluestar 2E
                Miller Syncrowave 250
                Lincoln HD 175
                Victor Jr. torch
                Purox angle head torch
                Smith torch
                Atlas Lathe
                Bridgeport mill

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                • #9
                  Shop Outfitters makes a nice bender too. It seems to be very similar but yet different from something like the JD2. I wish someone would be able to tell me why you might chose one over the other. I've read everything there is on both of those but can't seem to get the answer.
                  Gary
                  _______________________________________
                  Miller Passport Plus
                  Miller Spoolmate 100
                  Miller Elite Helmet
                  Ingersol Rand, Makita and Milwaukee Grinders
                  Tennsmith Brake

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                  • #10
                    Shop Outfitters makes a nice bender too. It seems to be very similar but yet different from something like the JD2. I wish someone would be able to tell why you might chose one over the other though, I've read everything there is on both of those but can't seem to figure out the answer.

                    OOPs....accidental double post!
                    Last edited by GB2; 03-17-2009, 05:18 PM. Reason: Accidental double post
                    Gary
                    _______________________________________
                    Miller Passport Plus
                    Miller Spoolmate 100
                    Miller Elite Helmet
                    Ingersol Rand, Makita and Milwaukee Grinders
                    Tennsmith Brake

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                    • #11
                      here is a different style of bender that you might try to copy.
                      http://www.lowbucktools.com/hydbender.html
                      TB 325
                      TB 302
                      dynasty 200sd
                      spoolmatic 30a/wc24
                      suitcase x-treme 12vs
                      miller 211
                      evolution rage 2

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 1428turbo View Post
                        jd2 is a awesome bender!hard to beat em for the money. ive made a couple of copies of it.All parts are laser cut and exact copies.im looking to sell them.
                        That sounds like it might head you towards some legal issues!
                        Miller Syncrowave 200
                        Homemade Water Cooler
                        130XP MIG
                        Spectrum 375
                        60 year old Logan Lathe
                        Select Machine and Tool Mill
                        More stuff than I can keep track of..

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by GB2 View Post
                          Shop Outfitters makes a nice bender too. It seems to be very similar but yet different from something like the JD2. I wish someone would be able to tell me why you might chose one over the other. I've read everything there is on both of those but can't seem to get the answer.
                          If I'm not mistaken the follow bar on the Shop Outfitters bender is a roller, as opposed to the style of die on the JD2 model. I've heard that the roller style did not perform as well as the other, leading to more distortion in the bending radius.
                          Miller Syncrowave 200
                          Homemade Water Cooler
                          130XP MIG
                          Spectrum 375
                          60 year old Logan Lathe
                          Select Machine and Tool Mill
                          More stuff than I can keep track of..

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                          • #14
                            just looked up the JD bender and that JD32 looks nice for $375.
                            TB 325
                            TB 302
                            dynasty 200sd
                            spoolmatic 30a/wc24
                            suitcase x-treme 12vs
                            miller 211
                            evolution rage 2

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by nocheepgas View Post
                              That sounds like it might head you towards some legal issues!
                              Maybe, but most of the bender designs out there were taken from the original Hossfeld bender which appears to now be in the public domain through the expiration of the original patent. For the small amount saved buying a pirated copy it would make more sense instead just to fabricate one of your own design from the number of plans and articles out there on the Internet if saving money was a top priority. Benders are cheap, whether manufactured or fabricated, the dies are where the companies make their money. Personal opinion, but if I were one of the bender companies and you wished to buy an exact copy of the bender I built from someone else I would be quite happy with your choice knowing the dies sales were coming.
                              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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