I would like to make my own tubing bender.....I found these plans.....Watcha think?
......also here are some othere made.
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Thread: building a tubing bender
03-14-2009, 06:50 AM #1
building a tubing bender
03-14-2009, 09:39 AM #2Senior Member
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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.htm2, XMT's 350 cc/cv
1, BOBCAT 250
1, TRAILBLAZER 302
1, MILLER DVI
1, PASSPORT PLUS
1, DYNASTY 200 DX
1, MAXSTAR 150 STL
1, HOBART CHAMP
1, HF-251 BOX
2, 12-RC SUITCASES
2, 30 A spoolguns
03-14-2009, 12:40 PM #3
****.....that's a nice writeup! I am only intrested in the manual ratchet style, which would be much cheaper!
03-14-2009, 12:43 PM #4Senior Member
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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.
03-14-2009, 02:36 PM #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, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
Metal Master Fab Salem, Oh 44460
Birthplace of the Silver & Deming Drill
1999 MM185 w/185 Spoolgun,1986 Thunderbolt AC/DC
Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
03-14-2009, 04:45 PM #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 .....JimWelding in Crete
Syncrowave 350 LX
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