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Location: Atlanta, Ga. USA, Earth, Sol, etc.
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Re: roll cage tubing size?
1) 2" is more than sufficient for a cage.
2) Most custom cages are done with anywhere from 1.75" to 2" with .120 wall. The popular materials are HREW, DOM, and Chromoly (in that order based on expense).
3) The two competitive benders are JD-Squared (model 3) and the Pro-tools 105. You're just not going to find many that will touch them. If cost is your concern, go with the JD2. When I got mine, I did the bender, degree ring, and a set of 180* 1.75" 6.5 CLR dies to my door for $501. You'll have a hard time beating that.
You also need to budget some for a stand.