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Old January 8th, 2008, 02:01 PM   #1
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i was looking for a new rotory table the other day and came across this bender in the enco catalog, what do you guys think?

http://www.use-enco.com/CGI/INPDFF?P...MITEM=890-0434

its actually on sale for 1600.
i dont know if i would actually get this one, or build my own very similar. it would be really easy to build one like it, using the cheap hydraulic bottle jack style as a base component, since it looks like its basically the same thing, just sideways with a ram instead of a jack. also, what is the difference in dies from the cheap hydraulic style to the more expensive ones? i know the cheap ones are cast, and the others may be machined, but what effect does it have on actual use?

should i just get a pro-tools type bender?
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Old January 8th, 2008, 02:03 PM   #2
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f-in junk. just like a pipe bender. it is a pipe bender.
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Old January 8th, 2008, 02:53 PM   #3
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It would go buy a harbor freight one for 80 bucks and call it a day.
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Old January 8th, 2008, 03:00 PM   #4
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It would go buy a harbor freight one for 80 bucks and call it a day.
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f-in junk. just like a pipe bender. it is a pipe bender.
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Old January 8th, 2008, 03:14 PM   #5
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thats what i thought. just thought i would ask.
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Old January 8th, 2008, 04:11 PM   #6
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For that price Buy a JD Square with the hydraulic attachment. Nothing beats a JD for the price. There is a difference between Pipe and tubing. good luck.

http://www.jd2.com/
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Old January 8th, 2008, 04:25 PM   #7
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that bender is junk.

the bender is cheap, the dies are expensive.
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Old January 8th, 2008, 04:40 PM   #8
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what is so cheap about the jd bender? I have had mine for 5 years and I have never had an issue with it. What do you suggest is a superior bender under 1800 dollars for a project hobbiest?
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Old January 8th, 2008, 05:36 PM   #9
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what is so cheap about the jd bender? I have had mine for 5 years and I have never had an issue with it. What do you suggest is a superior bender under 1800 dollars for a project hobbiest?
Ummm I think he was responding to the original post...

As for the JD bender I can't comment. I know there is cheaper.
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Ummm I think he was responding to the original post...

As for the JD bender I can't comment. I know there is cheaper.
yes, I was referring to the original post.

nothing wrong with a jd squared.

I own a protools 105hd with a home brewed hydro setup. the next step from there is an ercolina for about $5k
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i know there is a difference between pipe and tubing. i also figured that bender style was lame, but it looked easy to build cheap, so i thought i would ask. im sick of borrowing benders, and hadnt seen that one before. maybe ill just copy a 105 and build it myself.
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Old January 8th, 2008, 07:21 PM   #12
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i know there is a difference between pipe and tubing. i also figured that bender style was lame, but it looked easy to build cheap, so i thought i would ask. im sick of borrowing benders, and hadnt seen that one before. maybe ill just copy a 105 and build it myself.
here's the cheap alternative http://www.midamericanonline.com/tubing_benders.html


You want a bender that is pulling the tube over the die not just mashing it in there.
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Old January 8th, 2008, 07:57 PM   #13
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If you have access to CAD and the type of tools to make the parts, here is a link to a free CAD drawing of a manual tubing bender.

http://www.trailslesstraveled.com/re...tubing-bender/
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Old January 8th, 2008, 11:45 PM   #14
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i know there is a difference between pipe and tubing. i also figured that bender style was lame, but it looked easy to build cheap, so i thought i would ask. im sick of borrowing benders, and hadnt seen that one before. maybe ill just copy a 105 and build it myself.
This is the one I'm looking at:
http://www.mtechsupply.com/view_page...ers&prodid=184
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Old January 8th, 2008, 11:49 PM   #15
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thanks!
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what is the difference between the model 3, and the pro 105?
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I think the 105 is just a better quality model...........
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You guys seen the "got trikes" benders on pirate? Air over hydro for an awesome price, you buy the plans and build it yourself. Pretty sure this is the way I will go.
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You guys seen the "got trikes" benders on pirate? Air over hydro for an awesome price, you buy the plans and build it yourself. Pretty sure this is the way I will go.
have a link to the page?
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I built my own based off of a Pro Tools die. Used 1" for the arms and a HF air over ram for hydro.


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