New to the site, looking for a tubing notcher building new car chassis.
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09-23-2009, 12:42 AM #1
Looking for advice on a tubing notcher
09-23-2009, 06:06 PM #2
Welcome to the forum.
As far as notchers go, like anything else, you get what you pay for. That can be pretty cheap to really expensive. How much do you want to spend? Do you have bending software? The Bend Tech Pro bending software has a neat notching program built in. It will print a line on a sheet of paper, cut along the line and use it as a template on your tubing. Then you can shape it with your grinder, torch, plasma cutter, etc..... Harbor Freight has cheap notchers, and they arre reasonable for most uses.Miller Syncrowave 200
Homemade Water Cooler
60 year old Logan Lathe
Select Machine and Tool Mill
More stuff than I can keep track of..
09-23-2009, 10:48 PM #3
Thanks Nocheepgas understand you get what you pay for. I have been doing some research today, I found some information on a JD2 Notchmaster they also have some bend software that is free. I downloaded the software and have played around with it this evening. The notcher looks to be made out of heavier material than others I've seen.
09-23-2009, 11:30 PM #4Senior Member
- Join Date
- Mar 2009
- Corona, CA
I've never gone wrong with JD2 stuff. Those notchers work really well.
Their tubing benders work really well for cages too. Im going to be investing in a Model 4 sometime in the semi near future.
As a random note on marking the tubing and using a grinder...I hate that method. Ive done far too many bars like that.Precision is only as important as the project...if you're building a rocket ship...1/64" would matter. If you're building a sledgehammer...an 1/8" probably wont.
09-24-2009, 08:14 AM #5
Bracket Racer, I'm too about to pull the trigger on a notcher. I'm in the process of building my own tubing bender and seriously thought about building a notcher but the JD2 Notch Master is so cheap it's not feasible for me to build one.
I believe the Notch Master is the perfect choice for me between price and durability. Good Luck
09-24-2009, 07:31 PM #6Senior Member
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- Feb 2007
- West Farmington, OH
Those are some pretty nice notchers. I like the Beast but think I could get by with the Notch Master. The benders are affordable too.