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Author Topic: Tube Bender  (Read 7387 times)

Tru_Fab_Built

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Re: Tube Bender
« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2015, 11:58:23 AM »


So I'm going to "necro" this thread from the dead to ask some follow-up questions. Tim and I are planning on going in on some fab tools. I'm going to get the bender, and he is going to get the notcher. He already has a welder. I figure we can use these tools to help build tire carriers, tube fenders, and possibly a cage for Tim.

From those saying to go with the JD2 bender: The 3 or the 32? They accept different dies. The 32 seems to be more robust and have anti-springback function. It's $100 more. I have a large patio in the back where I plan to have a mount for the bender, so the horizontal bending isn't an issue.

What bender does everyone have? Is anyone willing to share dies as a group? I figure they're used so infrequently, that it doesn't make sense to double-up on dies if they are interchangeable.

Pat. I'd be willing to let you use my bender and software to build your stuff.  I was also thinking of selling my bender JD2 with air over hydraulic.
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Re: Tube Bender
« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2015, 12:09:50 PM »


So I'm going to "necro" this thread from the dead to ask some follow-up questions. Tim and I are planning on going in on some fab tools. I'm going to get the bender, and he is going to get the notcher. He already has a welder. I figure we can use these tools to help build tire carriers, tube fenders, and possibly a cage for Tim.

From those saying to go with the JD2 bender: The 3 or the 32? They accept different dies. The 32 seems to be more robust and have anti-springback function. It's $100 more. I have a large patio in the back where I plan to have a mount for the bender, so the horizontal bending isn't an issue.

What bender does everyone have? Is anyone willing to share dies as a group? I figure they're used so infrequently, that it doesn't make sense to double-up on dies if they are interchangeable.

Pat. I'd be willing to let you use my bender and software to build your stuff.  I was also thinking of selling my bender JD2 with air over hydraulic.
PM a price and included equipment? Is it the model 3 or the model 32?
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connor0770

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Re: Tube Bender
« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2015, 04:30:58 PM »

What Dye? Im interested!
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Re: Tube Bender
« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2015, 05:02:22 PM »

What Dye? Im interested!

You will wait your turn Sir!   :flipoff:
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Re: Tube Bender
« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2015, 05:06:04 PM »

PM Received. Let's just borrow it for now and make and take some time to think about purchase prices. Is it on a cart? I assume so because the air/hydros don't need to be bolted down.
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Re: Tube Bender
« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2015, 05:19:07 PM »

Do you have a compressor Patrick?  We'll need supply air for the hydro obviously, but I can't bring my 80 gallon tank anywhere since I built the closet / quite space around it.
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Re: Tube Bender
« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2015, 05:28:10 PM »

I don't have a compressor. We may need to do this fab work at your house. I don't have a welder either.
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connor0770

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Re: Tube Bender
« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2015, 05:31:27 PM »


What Dye? Im interested!

You will wait your turn Sir!   :flipoff:

I need front tube fenders to fit the 4Ds.  Plus a cage
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Re: Tube Bender
« Reply #28 on: May 16, 2015, 06:22:19 PM »

In like 2 years when you finish the swap.
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norcal_chris

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Re: Tube Bender
« Reply #29 on: May 16, 2015, 07:26:43 PM »

I have everything mentioned minus a garage   :shaking: :rofl:
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timatoe

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Re: Tube Bender
« Reply #30 on: May 16, 2015, 09:51:50 PM »

I don't have a compressor. We may need to do this fab work at your house. I don't have a welder either.

ok
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Tru_Fab_Built

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Re: Tube Bender
« Reply #31 on: May 17, 2015, 12:15:08 AM »

I think it's time for us to go in on a shop!!

The bender needs a new stand.  But yes you don't need to bolt it down.

Connor. Text me about dies.  I thought we talked about this already
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Re: Tube Bender
« Reply #32 on: May 17, 2015, 07:43:18 AM »

We can put the shop at my place.
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connor0770

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Re: Tube Bender
« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2015, 12:48:39 PM »


I think it's time for us to go in on a shop!!

The bender needs a new stand.  But yes you don't need to bolt it down.

Connor. Text me about dies.  I thought we talked about this already

I'll talk to you on the con!
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Re: Tube Bender
« Reply #34 on: May 19, 2015, 01:05:32 PM »

It's probably not enough supply depending how much constant PSI you need, but I have a portable Dewalt air compressor you're welcome to borrow for your project.
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timatoe

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Re: Tube Bender
« Reply #35 on: May 19, 2015, 07:12:53 PM »

I have a small twin tube one, but I don't think it could keep up.
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Re: Tube Bender
« Reply #36 on: May 20, 2015, 04:42:55 PM »

Tim, I could buy the compressor and borrow the bender to match your welder and notcher.
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Re: Tube Bender
« Reply #37 on: May 20, 2015, 05:09:04 PM »

OK, whatever you wanna do.  I've got an older version similar to this.... http://www.sears.com/craftsman-professional-60-gallon-air-compressor-3.1-rhp/p-00916476000P?prdNo=3&blockNo=3&blockType=G3

But, I'd imagine even a 25 gallon roller type would be plenty.  I only bought the big one because it was on sale when I went to get roller kind for like $75 more.  That was like 16 years ago.
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Re: Tube Bender
« Reply #38 on: May 21, 2015, 05:33:59 PM »

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timatoe

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Re: Tube Bender
« Reply #39 on: May 21, 2015, 09:23:21 PM »

That's a nice little compressor.  Don't know what ram Matt's bender has or it's consumption rate etc.
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