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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-06-2001, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Which tubing bender to buy?

I'm looking into buying a tubing bender this month (along with a welder, but I know which one of those I want) and I'm not sure which one to get. I dont really want to spend $1000 for a man-powered JD Squared bender with only a single die set....

I want to get 1", 1.5", and 2" die sets.
It has to be able to do 180* bends.
Doesn't need to be hydraulic, but the would be a nice feature!
Must be a tubing bender and not a pipe bender! I dont want crushed bends in my roll-cage, and I dont want to have to fill the pipe with sand every time I bend it....

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 07-07-2001, 11:44 AM
 
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Re: Which tubing bender to buy?

I think there is a few others out there slightly cheaper than the jd squared, but there is probably a reason most shops use the jb unit.

I think its one of those things, you gotta pay to play



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Re: Which tubing bender to buy?

Get the welder and then make your own tube bender with a hyd jack and some imagination!

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Re: Which tubing bender to buy?

How about a little more info on "JB SQUARED"? I did a search on the 'net, but NOTHING......

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Re: Which tubing bender to buy?

JD squared, oops

they have a site I havent looked in a while



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Re: Which tubing bender to buy?

http://www.jd2.com

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Re: Which tubing bender to buy?

Pro tools is a bit cheaper and uses the same dies as JD2.

Waiting for dies from JD2 will take 6 weeks or more.

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Re: Which tubing bender to buy?

I have heard good things about this one.

http://www.lowbucktools.com/hydbender.html

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Re: Which tubing bender to buy?

oops that one won't do 180's. Here is another form the same site.
http://www.lowbucktools.com/hossfeld.html

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Re: Which tubing bender to buy?

Wow- that Hossfield does some cool stuff, but for $850 without dies [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] I could spend the $400 I'd save on getting the JD Squared bender on 2 die sets, or an air compressor....

Maybe that JD Squared bender isn't such a bad deal after all. Maybe, also, I'll hold off on the bender and spend the $1000 on an air compressor, a metal-cutting bansaw, and a chop saw....
Other than some drills, a 4.5" angle grinder and my Dremel tool, I have no power (or any air) tools to speak of....

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