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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-21-2006, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
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Tube Bender - any good ones for small fabing?

Hi fellow off-roaders. I'm looking for an affordable tube bender that I can use to build a roll cage, bumper, and light bar. Any ideas on a make/model? I have seen a few, but way out of my price range. I'm looking for something under $1000. It doesn't have to be industrial, it's just for my personal use in garage--weekend projects. Any help will be appreciated.

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Re: Tube Bender - any good ones for small fabing?

Go over to offroadfabnet.com One of the Mods over there, Kieth, sells protools benders, I love mine. He can have you in one with one die for around half your price. I have under 1000 in mine with 2 dies, and a notcher.
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Pro-Tools Model 105 Just purchased one for my garage $1,200 With 3 dies
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Re: Tube Bender - any good ones for small fabing?

I use a JD Squared bender and love it. You can get the bender and a couple different dies for less than $1000. You can also add a hydrolic pump to it later.
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Re: Tube Bender - any good ones for small fabing?

Hey KARTMAN,

Thanks for the input. I'm checking out the site you referenced. You still happy with yours?
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Re: Tube Bender - any good ones for small fabing?

i bought a small hydraulic tube bender at harbor freight, it came with like 8 dyes(i think)i'm planning on making a tubular frame for my baja beetle. haven't used it much but i'll let you know if it's any good after i build the frame.
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Re: Tube Bender - any good ones for small fabing?

http://www.rockbuggysupply.com/

this was the cheapest for me
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Re: Tube Bender - any good ones for small fabing?

We have used our Pro-Tools 105 for 6 yrs and put on average 1000 ft a month through it. It is a great unit, we just recently put the hydro kit on it, makes life a lot easier. Also I recomend Bend-tech Software not just because we are a dealer but because you will not waste tube. Give Keith @ extreme a call and he can set you up with everything you need including software in the package.
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Try affordablebender.com

I bought one of these benders for $299. That includes one die set. I can't complain. It's easy to use, doesn't have to be bolted to the floor and actually really compact. I found them on youtube. Search tubing bender and they are the 5th or 6th video. I built my tube chassis baja bug with it and it works like new still. Their website is T & J's Diesel Performance Home Page
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I do agree with you. Those are the most effective way
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