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  • Off The Wall Tube Bender

    Wanted to build a Tube Bender powered by my Jeep's Warn winch. Kinda different, but I've invested less than $100 bucks in it not including the die set. Not sure of its capabilities yet, but here's a few pics!:







    And in less than 10 seconds!!!!:

    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..

  • #2
    That is awesome!Great job on the bender.What kind of dies are you using?I would so love to have a bender in my shop.I want to build a winch bumper for my ram i use for a beater truck on the farm,but my design i have i need to bend some tubing for it.
    Awesome job.

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    • #3
      It's a JD2 die from Van Sant Enterprises.
      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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      • #4
        WOW!! How absolutley inovative

        it makes me rethink all my bender thoughts

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        • #5
          Clever setup with lots of time spent thinking and building by the looks. Thanks for posting it.
          Weekend wannab racer with some welders.

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          • #6
            Interesting use of available power attachments you already have. Keep us up on your ideas and new creations. I personally would like to see more of this kind of outside the box thinking.

            Peace,
            Paul

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            • #7
              You could bend tubing on the trail!
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              Spectrum 625
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              • #8
                Originally posted by bob_e95482 View Post
                You could bend tubing on the trail!
                Depending whether you're wheeling right (or wrong) some people do bend a lot of tubing on the trail.

                Just need a welder powered off the serp belt and you got a mobile shop!

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                • #9
                  Great concept! I love seeing fresh solutions when people step back and eliminate all assumptions.
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                  • #10
                    Certainly not built for the trail! LOL, besides it would severely hurt my approach angle! Thanks for the comments. When I began thinking of how to build one that was powered by something other than hydraulics or armstrong my 9000# winch came to mind. I have to say that it's way faster than any hydraulic bender I've seen, and I can bend a 180 degree bend without having to reset the die.
                    First bend, it was stand back have to see what's gonna happen, but no wierd noises, cracks or pops, just a fast smooth bend!
                    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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                    • #11
                      If I only had a 1/10th of the knowledge some of you guys have.

                      J.T.Frick

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                      • #12
                        That's some slick use of a winch to build a useful tool... Great job.

                        I'm going to study it some more to figure out the design,but you need to draw that up and sell plans. Very interesting design,everyone is always looking for a tube bender built on a shoestring. Impressive use of what you had to work with.

                        I assume you can change dies for larger size tubes..... How large a tube do you think you could bend with it?

                        Thanks for sharing with everyone.

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                        • #13
                          Very Cool

                          Nice job. Any plans for you tube pics?

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                          • #14
                            Having just bent up a roll cage out of 1.5 x .120 DOM tubing with much grunting, what is the largest tubing you have bent? I have a Dodge Turbo Diesel 4 x 4 with a Warn 8000 lb portable winch that I could use if I am EVER foolish enough to do this again. Wonderful rig!

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