Good Bender? - JeepForum.com
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 09-10-2003, 12:22 AM Thread Starter
rumblee
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Puyallup, Wa
Posts: 7
Good Bender?

Ive been looking into buying a tubing bender, and am not sure of what to get. I want a manual bender. I have heard of a model 3 or model 4 i cant remember the number. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks.

rumblee is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 09-10-2003, 08:10 PM
K9JEEP
Registered Abuser
 
K9JEEP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: WTF, VA
Posts: 1,614
Quote:
Originally Posted by rumblee
Ive been looking into buying a tubing bender, and am not sure of what to get. I want a manual bender. I have heard of a model 3 or model 4 i cant remember the number. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Thanks.
Yeap, as seen here...

http://www.jd2.com/

Runner up...
http://www.pro-tools.com/sitemap.htm
K9JEEP is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 09-10-2003, 10:46 PM
JIM79CJ7
Registered User
 
JIM79CJ7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 309
Quote:
Originally Posted by K9JEEP
Both of these are Excellent benders ~ !

originally posted by Mikeythefireman :
Mr. Bill, you're a Jacka$$! or should I say 'drack you're a Jacka$$ I was looking for a straight answer there.

Custom Stuff--- JC Fab & Design
ORANGE JEEP CLUB
MEMBER # 1

1979 CJ7 / 304 /T 150 /HUGGER ORANGE PAINT JOB/ Lots of cool stuff
2003 Inca Gold Rubicon , <------ Sissy jeep :)
JIM79CJ7 is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 09-11-2003, 07:08 AM
FunkSkunk
Sold my soul to JeepForum
 
FunkSkunk's Avatar
1992 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Marble, NC
Posts: 1,814
The JD is a better one for the price. The pro tools one is expensive and is colored. I've seen most 4x4 shops have the JD. with the JD all you would have to buy is the individual dies which run from $200-300bucks depending on size. Also the bender itself cost around 300 for a JD. So expect to spend 600bucks out right just to have the bender and one die.

I've been thinking about it long and hard if i should get one. I don't think it would benifit me right now, but eventually I will purchase a JD.

Good luck and keep us posted on what you get.
FunkSkunk is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 09-12-2003, 10:39 PM
tube yj
Web Wheeler
 
tube yj's Avatar
2006 LJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Round Rock, Texas
Posts: 1,957
Quote:
Originally Posted by FunkSkunk
The JD is a better one for the price. The pro tools one is expensive and is colored. I've seen most 4x4 shops have the JD. with the JD all you would have to buy is the individual dies which run from $200-300bucks depending on size. Also the bender itself cost around 300 for a JD. So expect to spend 600bucks out right just to have the bender and one die.

I've been thinking about it long and hard if i should get one. I don't think it would benifit me right now, but eventually I will purchase a JD.

Good luck and keep us posted on what you get.
A friend of mine and owner of 4wdfactory.com (a sponsor of this board), Had a JD and switched to a protools and now carry the protools with pretty decent prices. I have seen both benders and the protools is much beefier, every peice on the thing is alot thicker than on the JD. I don't knowif it would matter but it is something to think about.
tube yj is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 09-14-2003, 12:45 AM
eight
Registered User
 
eight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: College Station, TX
Posts: 354
I like the other two pro-tools benders because the follower slides along with the tube, no friction. So followers don't wear out and the tube deosn't get scratched. My favorite is this one from protools.
eight is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 09-16-2003, 07:43 AM
FunkSkunk
Sold my soul to JeepForum
 
FunkSkunk's Avatar
1992 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Marble, NC
Posts: 1,814
cool I didn't know that about the protools. Very nice design, But because of my budget I'll probably go with the JD. Yeah the ProTools would be nice, but this is for me in a garage, not a full time 4wd shop. THanks for the tips guys
FunkSkunk is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 09-16-2003, 01:38 PM
JIM79CJ7
Registered User
 
JIM79CJ7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 309
Quote:
Originally Posted by eight
I like the other two pro-tools benders because the follower slides along with the tube, no friction. So followers don't wear out and the tube deosn't get scratched. My favorite is this one from protools.
This is the one I will be purchasing for the shop !

originally posted by Mikeythefireman :
Mr. Bill, you're a Jacka$$! or should I say 'drack you're a Jacka$$ I was looking for a straight answer there.

Custom Stuff--- JC Fab & Design
ORANGE JEEP CLUB
MEMBER # 1

1979 CJ7 / 304 /T 150 /HUGGER ORANGE PAINT JOB/ Lots of cool stuff
2003 Inca Gold Rubicon , <------ Sissy jeep :)
JIM79CJ7 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
Is this tubing bender any good? coldyj Fabrication Shop 10 06-18-2009 10:04 PM
Good Cheap Tube Bender Brads_nky_yj Fabrication Shop 24 03-30-2009 07:22 PM
Bender good deal or not? (not harborfreight) Stan99 Fabrication Shop 15 09-04-2008 04:57 PM
Bender?????? Stan99 Fabrication Shop 39 03-03-2008 10:33 AM
Good price for a tube bender? arbby Fabrication Shop 4 08-11-2006 08:29 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome