What's your budget? Are you wanting manual or hydraulic? Horizontal or vertical?I was thinking about picking up a Tube Bender soon. Any recommendations on which one to get? How bout places to purchase?
I am not sure of the budget. I definately don't want to spend $1000 for one.What's your budget? Are you wanting manual or hydraulic? Horizontal or vertical?
Join pirate and check their vendors section in the tools & supplies sub-forum. Tricktools.com and a few other vendors have decent sales and usually offer discounts to pirate members.
Another route is to build your own bender. gottrikes.com sells plans for I think $20-$25 and people who have built ones from his plans seem very satisfied. With his plans you can utilze either protools or jd2 dies. Linky
Only issues you will have are with thin wall tubing; the die chart will tell you what thickness each die radius can cleanly bend. I have done some very thin wall material with no problems on the bigger radius dies.ive been looking at the jd squared model 3. does anyone ever have any problems with kinks. or any other problems with manual benders