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Old February 5th, 2011, 12:21 PM   #1
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Default Good deal on Tube Bender?

Just happend to find this bender and was wondering if any one has heard about or used it? It looks like a decent deal and from there ebay add they are located in SW Michigan.


http://www.careybender.com/main.html
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Old February 5th, 2011, 12:34 PM   #2
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I have one,...............
It does Okay bends, Its a little time consuming on setups for each bend as well. I go through a lot of hoop bolts.

I have an air/hydraulic cylinder attached to mine as well.
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Old February 5th, 2011, 02:12 PM   #3
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I you ever plan on bending a lot of tube those suck. They are slow. I had one and got rid of it. If I remember correctly it was only able to bend to 90 degrees so you have to 2 piece your shock hoops.
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I you ever plan on bending a lot of tube those suck. They are slow. I had one and got rid of it. If I remember correctly it was only able to bend to 90 degrees so you have to 2 piece your shock hoops.

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I have the one you got rid of
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I bought the Gottrikes plans and built my own. I think there is $225 in materials and $250 into a 180 deg 1.75 die set. Works awesome.
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You can buy an "Affordable Bender" cheaper off ebay and it's basically the same thing.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Affor...motiveQ5fTools

I was going to buy one but the big downside is that the bend is based on a 7" diameter which isn't very tight and you can't make it tighter with a different die either.

The Eastwood one is similar too and it about the same but comes with more dies.

http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Hydraulic-Me...item56426a5616
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