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« on: November 10, 2008, 10:20:27 PM »

Any recommendations on a tubing bender that can do 1 5/8  or up to 1 3/4   DOM .134 ?
I would like one that can work for chassis tubing and roll cage bends without kinking.. something that is not to expensive but works.. maybe even air or hydraulic assist.

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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2008, 10:32:19 PM »

Cajun, search that topic, I believe it is in there...  shocked
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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2008, 11:37:03 PM »

Charles, check this out  http://www.jd2.com/ good price and good quality.
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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2008, 09:23:38 AM »

This is the hydraulic/pneumatic unit I use.  I have been very happy with it! So far it's done 4 cages for me -  and getting ready to do # 5.
http://www.toolsplus1.com/eztube.htm

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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2008, 09:52:00 AM »

I use a JD2 bender, can't fault it and great value too!  grin
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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2008, 10:50:13 AM »

You can build this one for less than half of what those cost.  http://www.gottrikes.com/AH_tubebender.htm
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« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2008, 11:44:19 AM »

i have been using a diacro for years and tried a JD2 the past few days on my latest bike build.... i gotta say i haven't pinched my fingers with it yet but the bends totally suck... verrrry verrrrry disappointed with the way the JD2 streaches and crushes the tube... the bends look like fricken muffler tubing... i attribute this to the die's... the ID is just a little to tight and the followers are 2 crappy alum blocks instead of a proper full follower.... gonna take the hydraulic ran off it and put it on the diacro for the next liner build...
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« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2008, 12:16:13 PM »

DIACRO................... got 2 of them ....they are the best...........................you can get them on E-Bay.......
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« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2008, 03:36:54 PM »

we have been using a trick tools bender on our new car we really like how it works.
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« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2008, 05:11:12 PM »

This is the hydraulic/pneumatic unit I use.  I have been very happy with it! So far it's done 4 cages for me -  and getting ready to do # 5.
http://www.toolsplus1.com/eztube.htm

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I second this one. I have one and it can't be beat for the number of dies it comes with, air over hydraulic and cost.
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« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2008, 10:20:38 PM »

thanks for all the info and the links.....

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« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2008, 04:36:24 AM »

Kent and others that use a Diacro bender: (1) what is the model number of your Diacro and (2) what is the largest tubing you bend?  Many thanx   smiley
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« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2008, 12:02:36 PM »

I have been toying with the idea of building my own bender using a gifted massive air assist hydro I have and dies from pro tools.

There are plans and recomended parts list around, I would have to mod the plans due to the cylinder size but should be sweet if I get it together.

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« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2008, 02:36:19 PM »

I have used a Diacro bender in the past on small tubing. Typically, less than 1" for both square and round tubing. The Diacro is a precision machined device and operates very smoothly. It was also manually operated with no hydraulic assist. However, I have never seen large tubing (1-3/4" or 2")  bent on a Diacro. I'm talking about the round unit that is mounted with a pedestal and has many holes in it for various dowel positions. What am I missing? What model number will bend larger tubing? Is there a hydraulic Diacro set-up? TIA  smiley
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« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2008, 08:02:22 PM »

I too am shopping for a bender for a future project. Some of the benders can only bend up to 90 degrees. Is that a problem? Have others who are building cages needed to bend over 90 degrees?

This one is hydraulic and does not take up much space:
http://www.pro-tools.com/200.htm

But only goes to 90 degrees

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