Pipe Benders

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Switchblade315, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. Desert Skies

    Desert Skies One brick shy...

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    I bought the HF bender, it doesn't have a stand but I bolt it and all the other benders I have to the corner of my welding table. Works good and easily removed when not needed.
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  2. USAIR

    USAIR picking and riding

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    Thank You Sir

    Another Edit-------interesting video HF Compact Bender

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    Fred
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  3. yokesman

    yokesman Been here awhile

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    that hf is for rod and strap.
    look at the experimental aircraft sites for bending info,I think some have filled the tube with sand and had good results.
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  4. USAIR

    USAIR picking and riding

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  5. sailah

    sailah Lampin' it

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    Those roll large radius bends. I have one it's a deal for what you get. Swag off road builds hop up kits for rolling heavy tubing.

    They wouldn't be helpful for racks though
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  6. rustycager

    rustycager Been here awhile

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  7. USAIR

    USAIR picking and riding

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  8. rustycager

    rustycager Been here awhile

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    The bar thing seems like a non issue but the kinks and not being able to get a full 180 would be if you want to copy wolfman. If you wanted to do to make it more square then it might work.
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  9. Laconic

    Laconic Anodyne

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  10. jar944

    jar944 Been here awhile

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    JD2 or pro tools 105

    either will run $700+ new

    and those are the cheap tubing benders
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  11. sailah

    sailah Lampin' it

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    A JD2 model 3 was $300 and the small dies are about $150. You can flip it after you are done and have perfect bends without spending a lot of cash.
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  12. TimThePilot

    TimThePilot n00b

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    It is that exact one. I bolted it to a piece of plywood, because I am working in my carport and need to be able to move it to my small shed for storage. Works really well. I'll post some pics when I get the racks completed. Good luck on your build!
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  13. Hastelloy-X

    Hastelloy-X Been here awhile

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    Why not buy already bent tubing?

    Burns Stainless sells what ever bends you would need.

    There are others out there too.

    They are mandrel bent without any flat spots or imperfections.
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  14. flumpmaster

    flumpmaster Adventurer

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    KLR owner here....

    A conduit bender will give you a 10" OD 180 degree bend with 1/2" conduit. $1.60 for a 10' stick of conduit. The bender is just over $30. I made my back rack with this and several bicycle stands.

    Beware of expensive imitations...

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    As others have said, you can buy ready bent bends from others. I did this when building an exhaust.
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  15. p0diabl0

    p0diabl0 Been here awhile

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    Former KLR owner here... it was a learning experience.

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  16. Desert Skies

    Desert Skies One brick shy...

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    I used this 1/2 tubing bender on 1/2 chromoly. Worked fine.

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  17. crackhead

    crackhead Long timer

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    You could use 1/2 in square. That's what I used on my GS and it has held up to numerous dumps and overloaded trips.
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  18. trailer Rails

    trailer Rails Long timer

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    Do you know the brand or where you got that from?
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  19. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    The benders are Imperial Eastman.
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