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Unread 11-30-2009, 12:55 PM   #1
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cheapo tubing bender for tube fenders

I was looking at this on ebay, but does it only bend pipe or tubing also as it leaves you to believe?

New 12 Ton Hydraulic Pipe Tube Tubing Bender Roll Cage - eBay (item 160378065615 end time Dec-13-09 16:31:39 PST)

I wanted to bend my own tube for a set of tube fenders because the price of the complete sets are outrageous!

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Unread 11-30-2009, 05:36 PM   #2
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its a pipe bender, itll do tube but itll kink it.
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Unread 11-30-2009, 05:41 PM   #3
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its the same as a harbor freight bender. It can work but it takes a lot of trial and error. I used one before and we packed the tube with wet sand and capped the ends and it turned out great. but its a lot of work
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Unread 11-30-2009, 05:45 PM   #4
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It'll work fine if you make your "tube" fenders out of sch40 pipe.
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Unread 11-30-2009, 05:46 PM   #5
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ive used that a few times and i hate them..you got to learn its ways as it teaches you..it dosent never do what ya think it will do..i wont ever get another one imho
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Unread 11-30-2009, 05:48 PM   #6
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It'll work fine if you make your "tube" fenders out of sch40 pipe.
nothing wrong with schedule 40 tube fenders!!!!

to the OP, it wont work well with tube.
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Unread 11-30-2009, 05:53 PM   #7
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You will not be happy with it. A friend had one and it was a nightmare trying to match another bend.
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Unread 11-30-2009, 06:08 PM   #8
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if you want to make pipe fenders that bender will work. it ain't gonna work for tube tho.

i'd like to see somebody make fenders out of 1" conduit
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Unread 11-30-2009, 09:43 PM   #9
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nothing wrong with schedule 40 tube fenders!!!!
to the OP, it wont work well with tube.
I didn't say there was. I made the brush bar on my front bumper out of it:



With a Harbor Freight Pipe Bender no less.
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Unread 12-01-2009, 08:40 AM   #10
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to cut down on your trial and error...use a thing called bend it calculator....do a google search and you can download it...then in that program you'll have to enter the radius of the die you are using...i couldnt figure out the radius so i called harbor freight and they read them to me in their set of instructions (why they dont put that in the user manual i have no clue) but here they are....


die/radius

1/2"-2" rad

3/4"-2.2650" rad

1"-4.8750" rad

1.25- 4.250" rad

1.50"-5.250" rad

2.00"-6.00" rad


input all that info into bend it calculator and your life will be a whole lot easier...and also, use good sched 40 pipe..not the **** from lowes. fill the pipe with sand TIGHT!!! and then cut some pipe about 3 inches long...then cut that down the middle and use that to go between the rollers and the pipe you are bending....ive said it before and ill say it again...i can bend stingers to 140 with no kinks or dents

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Unread 12-01-2009, 08:44 AM   #11
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if you want to make pipe fenders that bender will work. it ain't gonna work for tube tho.

i'd like to see somebody make fenders out of 1" conduit

i think a guy on JU did that....and using the methods i talked about above you can bend DOM tube in a pipe bender...i have bent 1 5/8 dom in the 1 1/4 pipe die (because it fits tight) the other ones you may have to grind out to make your tube fit, but honestly, the dies are about 3 bucks a piece at HF warehouse (they ship them to you) so it doesnt hurt to have all the dies for pipe and then order 2 more and grind them to fit tube.
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Unread 12-01-2009, 08:50 AM   #12
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check out www.jeeptubes.com . You can get pre-bent tube for the fenders for $80 plus shipping then just weld them up yourself.
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