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#16 chris m OFFLINE  

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Posted February 15, 2012 - 03:16 AM

Cool ideas here. Think I would have used a bit sturdier handle in the video, Maybe a bit longer too, I don't have the ballast he is carrying around.:bigrofl:

Yea that was a funny video, But I give an "A" for effort!

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Posted February 15, 2012 - 09:39 AM

I didn't have time to try and make one found this one on E-bay so set away for it.When it came I had to make a saddle for it to sit in so that I could use it on my bender.Used it a few times and it works good. Does what I want it too.Larry


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Posted February 15, 2012 - 10:26 AM

I may have to make me one of those Larry! I like how you can take spacers out so it works on many sizes of tubing. Be sure to show us some pics of the job this one does. Hope it does great for you.

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Posted February 15, 2012 - 11:36 AM

Can you post more pictures I might be able to buil me one. Thanks

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Posted February 15, 2012 - 12:36 PM

Looks like a winner to me. I especially like being able to work with different size materials. Thanks for the lead.

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Posted February 15, 2012 - 06:29 PM

I used it to bend 1" sq tubing for a frame under the hood of my Ranger so that I could sort of put a mud flap/stopper under the hood to keep mud and snow from getting thrown up in behind the dash etc.I could only take a pic of the bends from underneath as I already have put it in place along with the mud/blocker.I took a pic of a bend that I did in a piece of steel to see what it could do and you can see I bent it more then 90 degree. Some pics of the saddle that I made for it to sit in and use on the pipe bender.Seems to me like it works good. You have to have to bolts loose then place the tubing into the jig,tighten the bolts stick it into the bender then bend to what angle to what.Once you remove it from the bender you have to loosen the bolts to take the tubing out.One thing good is that by tightening the bolts it sort of clamps the sides of the tubing which keeps them from spreading.I think it was well worth the $$$ spent..Larry

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Posted February 15, 2012 - 06:39 PM

I think it did a really nice job, especially considering what square tubing looks like trying to bend it without a jig like this! I got to where I quit trying to bend, so just notched the inside of the tubing, then drew it together & welded. This is a whole different ballgame with this attachment!

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 04:38 AM

:iagree: Looks like it is worth the cost. Thanks for letting us in on your find.

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Posted February 17, 2012 - 05:01 AM

That is great! now that I see the pics it looks easy to make, all spacers look to be 1/4" thick except there looks like two on either side of the center are 1/8" thick. so it's set up for 1" square in the photo. Thanks again for those pics!




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