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  1. #1
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    Default 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!!!!:

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

    it makes me rethink all my bender thoughts

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    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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    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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    You could bend tubing on the trail!
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    Quote 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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    Great concept! I love seeing fresh solutions when people step back and eliminate all assumptions.
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    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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