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  1. #1
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    Default building a tubing bender

    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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    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, XMT 350 vs
    1, TRAILBLAZER 302
    1, MILLER DVI
    1, PASSPORT PLUS
    1, DYNASTY 200 DX
    1, MAXSTAR 150 STL
    1, HOBART CHAMP
    1, HF-251 BOX
    1, S-74d
    1, S-75DXA
    2, 12-RC SUITCASES
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    ****.....that's a nice writeup! I am only intrested in the manual ratchet style, which would be much cheaper!

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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.

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    Cool

    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.
    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

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    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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    Quote 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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    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
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    Miller Syncrowave 250
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    Victor Jr. torch
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    Atlas Lathe
    Bridgeport mill

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    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
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    Miller Spoolmate 100
    Miller Elite Helmet
    Ingersol Rand, Makita and Milwaukee Grinders
    Tennsmith Brake

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    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 at 05:18 PM. Reason: Accidental double post
    Gary
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    Miller Passport Plus
    Miller Spoolmate 100
    Miller Elite Helmet
    Ingersol Rand, Makita and Milwaukee Grinders
    Tennsmith Brake

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