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    Hello

    I just found this web site I would like to share, I have not tried them yet, But I will soon.

    http://www.quickfab.ca/
    Miller 301 G w/suitcase feeder
    Millermatic 251
    Miller spoolmatic 30

    Lincoln Ranger8+Diesel, Lincoln SAE 400 amp
    Lincoln SP-125, Lincoln SW 175, Lincoln Pro Cut 55

    Smith O/A, Edwards 75 ton ironworker,
    Grob Brothers Band saw, Hougen magnetic drill

  • #2
    Thanks for the link.

    Jonny
    Jonny

    Dynasty 300DX
    Esab PCM 1000

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    • #3
      Interesting site.

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      • #4
        Good on

        hey im going to see there prices on shiping but good find keep them coming.

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        • #5
          Really nice of you to post that link. My next trip to home, I will probably have a box from them waiting.

          Again thanks,

          Jerry

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          • #6
            It sounds like the technique that I used to fab up the frame rails on my car.

            you just cut partway through the tube from one end and cut out a triangle with the angle that you want the bend. Then you just bend the tube and weld the butt joint, and you have a bent square tube at the exact angle that you want.

            This technique could be a little tricky to do on slow radius bends though, but I'm sure it could be done.

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            • #7
              Thanks for the link. I am going to see if they have a dealer near me

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              • #8
                Good one, Thanx.

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                • #9
                  Tube Benders

                  I'm into year 4 of my shop build out, and what I hope will be my part-time retirement income.
                  Year 1 - Millermatic 135
                  Year 2 - Miller Dynasty 200DX
                  Year 3 - Miller 625 plasma cutter, TorchMate 4X4 X-Y CNC plasma cutting
                  table
                  Year 4 - pipe, metal, and scroll working tools
                  (http://www.shopoutfitters.com/)
                  Year 5 - Lathe and/or lathe/drill/mill

                  My point being - yes you can buy pre-bent metal at a premium, or you can buy a tool to do it - look at long term Return On Investment (ROI).

                  Steve

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by bpickell View Post
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                    This technique could be a little tricky to do on slow radius bends though, but I'm sure it could be done.

                    Kerf bending? Common woodworking technique to get slow bends. Would leave a poorly prepared joint for welding, 'though, and probably a slightly faceted bend.
                    Tom Veatch
                    Wichita, KS

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                    • #11
                      good link

                      thank for the info
                      miller bobcat 250
                      wc 115a
                      spoolmatic 30a
                      centery 250 mic
                      2 lincoln 225 stick
                      a 1954 hobart portable welder w/ willies jeep engine

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                      • #12
                        more info

                        I bought a bunch of 1 90 deg (I have an inventory of 1 sq. tubing wont go to waste) Arranging them (see pic) you can make things you cant with a bender. Im not connected to this company, just sharing info with the brethren.
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                        Miller 301 G w/suitcase feeder
                        Millermatic 251
                        Miller spoolmatic 30

                        Lincoln Ranger8+Diesel, Lincoln SAE 400 amp
                        Lincoln SP-125, Lincoln SW 175, Lincoln Pro Cut 55

                        Smith O/A, Edwards 75 ton ironworker,
                        Grob Brothers Band saw, Hougen magnetic drill

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                        • #13
                          they could defenetly speed things up for many aplications if you dont mind MIGing them up and dont want pointed corners. cool idea though.
                          thanks for the help
                          ......or..........
                          hope i helped
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by gunruner View Post
                            I bought a bunch of 1 90 deg (I have an inventory of 1 sq. tubing wont go to waste) Arranging them (see pic) you can make things you cant with a bender.
                            I would love to see some pics of things you make with the elbows.
                            Thanks

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                            • #15
                              Used a 4" pipe to bend 1/2 stuff and then moved to a 25lb lifting weight to bend the 3/4 stuff. Worked great, no heat either just elbow grease.
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