thanks for the link!!!!!!!!!!!
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Thread: Handy Metal Bender
01-24-2009, 11:47 PM #11I'm not late...
I'm just on Hawaiian Time
01-25-2009, 05:09 PM #12Senior Member
- Join Date
- Aug 2004
- Milan Michigan
Harbor freight makes a bender that can do most of what yours does, they sell for about $ 100.00 and you may save yourself from making some dies.
The little bender that I have is a gem for the price, I use it all the time.
01-25-2009, 05:31 PM #13
I looked at the HF bender, you're right it is similar... cause I stole the general design from them. But hey considering the time it took me to make this thing my equivalent rate is somewhere around 13 cents/hour. As it turned out by the time I realized this project was taking way too much time, it was too late to turn back. I guess I'm kinda bullheaded, if I can, I'd rather make a tool than buy one.
While my design copies many of the HF / Hossfeld bender designs, I think the one difference is the above the arm saddles and tooling that I've built - mostly for smaller thinner stuff. If I bend heavy material, I need to bend between the arms.MTBob
MM 251 w/Spool gun
Evolution Cut Off saw
Walker Turner Drill Press
01-25-2009, 05:37 PM #14Senior Member
- Join Date
- Sep 2005
- WY...armpit of U.S.A.
What I appreciate most about your design is that you've mated designs from both the Hossfeld and the Diacro benders into one unit.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.