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
1990 YJ = The Toy/ My Daily Driver
1996 XJ= Wifes Daily Driver
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....
1.25- 4.250" 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
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.