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Old May 4th, 2008, 06:53 PM   #1
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My tubing bender build

I am in the prcess of building a hydraulic tubing bender.


Build is based off of a buildup I found on the internet.

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Old May 4th, 2008, 07:22 PM   #2
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Thats funny, I'm fixing to get started converting my Pro tools 105 too. I just got the 12v hydro pump and some steel for the base. Looking good. Is that a tsc ram? how much?
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Old May 4th, 2008, 08:24 PM   #3
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Why did you get a 12v pump?

I have both and have not decided which one to use yet.

Obviously the 12v will work with a car battery or a transformer, but any other reasons?

I bought a Lion 2500 $114 http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...-_-1206-_-CONF


If you have any questions feel free to ask. I am still figuring it out but have it mostly done.

Just need to grab 2 1" bolts and finish welding it up then get the hydralic hoses figured out.

FYI I spent about $170 in steel for the stand alone. I think I might return a piece of angle that I might not need. So about $140 then, man steel is getting expensive.

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Old May 4th, 2008, 08:36 PM   #4
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that stand looks nice jay.
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Old May 4th, 2008, 08:53 PM   #5
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that stand looks nice jay.
Thanks, it cost a lot more than I thought but it will last forever. It is heavy as F&*%! I need to put some wheels on it next.

Is it like the other two you have seen/used?
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Old May 4th, 2008, 09:05 PM   #6
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Thanks, it cost a lot more than I thought but it will last forever. It is heavy as F&*%! I need to put some wheels on it next.

Is it like the other two you have seen/used?
I posted some pics of Mike's bender I thought, it looks like the design/idea is similar, I will have to look at the bender that is in my brother's garage and take a peak.

I am by no means a bender, but I can grind :tonka:
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Old May 4th, 2008, 09:07 PM   #7
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I just got some I beam for the main top piece. I have scrap for everything else. I got a 12v because I thought it would be easier to find since they are used for plows, tommy lifts, pumps ect on trucks and stuff. I sorta like the idea of having a battery or battery charger built into the stand and being able to use it out in the driveway or something. I dont know maybe I just talked myself into it because thats what I've been searching for for two years off and on. What is your pump? Did you get it new or used?
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Old May 4th, 2008, 09:10 PM   #8
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where did you find your build at?
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Old May 4th, 2008, 09:20 PM   #9
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I just got some I beam for the main top piece. I have scrap for everything else. I got a 12v because I thought it would be easier to find since they are used for plows, tommy lifts, pumps ect on trucks and stuff. I sorta like the idea of having a battery or battery charger built into the stand and being able to use it out in the driveway or something. I dont know maybe I just talked myself into it because thats what I've been searching for for two years off and on. What is your pump? Did you get it new or used?
I bought a new 12v off Ebay, and a used 120v from ebay as well.

I liked the idea of no wires also, but the used 120v pump was $100 shipped.
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Old May 4th, 2008, 09:23 PM   #10
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where did you find your build at?
Here are two that are similar. The second one is a little more detailed. http://www.mindspring.com/~jayk5/bender/
http://reference.toolandfab.com/writ...bpage/body.htm
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Old May 4th, 2008, 09:28 PM   #11
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I posted some pics of Mike's bender I thought, it looks like the design/idea is similar, I will have to look at the bender that is in my brother's garage and take a peak.

I am by no means a bender, but I can grind :tonka:

Just went and looked at those pics again and I could have saved a ton of $$$ if I would have used an old engine stand and did it like Mikes.


But mine should have more travel, if that matters. I need to learn how to use it.
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Old May 5th, 2008, 06:50 AM   #12
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where are you buying your metal sounds pricey
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Old May 5th, 2008, 11:53 AM   #13
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Metal Mart. But I will be calling around this week for the tubing.
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Old July 21st, 2008, 07:29 PM   #14
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Update on the bender




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Old July 25th, 2008, 02:02 PM   #15
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Now I need to know what this thing on the top of the pump is.

Could it be for an electronic controller for the hydraulic fluid instead of a three way valve?





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Old July 31st, 2008, 11:17 AM   #16
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Here it is completed.





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Old July 31st, 2008, 11:18 AM   #17
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Now to build a cage, tube doors and maybe bumpers for this.


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Old July 31st, 2008, 12:28 PM   #18
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nice buildup..that should come in handy..
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Old July 31st, 2008, 01:39 PM   #19
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Building one of those old Jeeps?
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Old August 1st, 2008, 09:30 AM   #20
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Looks real nice- why did you go with the electric hydro pump rather than air/hydro like Harbor Freight sell? Speed? The one we set up isn't the quickest but all told cost about 100 bucks to convert. We did use a lot of scrap steel though...
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