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  • #16
    Originally posted by 1428turbo View Post
    jd2 is a awesome bender!hard to beat em for the money. ive made a couple of copies of it.All parts are laser cut and exact looking to sell them.

    I am assume you mean the ones you have taken the time to whip out and not that you are going into the bender biz.
    I believe copying is a form of flattery until you profit from it. That is one of the problems we have with China today. When I bought my JD2 I actually bought from the company owner...he spent a good hour with me and made a special die as well. Super nice guy. He told me how he was building a roll cage years ago using a Hossfeld and could not believe how slow it was. He then came up with the ratchet design and sold the heck out of them.
    If I was gonna screw over a company by being too lazy to design my own bender, I would pick some fat cat CEO type not a regular guy that has to come to work everyday and and labor, just like you and me, like Pro-Tools and others have done.
    I doubt that is what you plan to do tho.
    Miller Dynasty 700...OH YEA BABY!!
    Miller Dynasty 280 with AC independent expansion card
    Miller Dynasty 200 DX "Blue Lightning"

    Miller Bobcat 225 NT (what I began my present Biz with!)
    Miller 30-A Spoolgun
    Miller WC-115-A
    Miller Spectrum 300
    Miller 225 Thunderbolt (my first machine bought new 1980)
    Miller Digital Elite Titanium 9400


    • #17
      fusionking you assume wrong,im going to take the HUGE profit from the first 2 i sell,play KENO with the profits and win big!,take that money and build 10,000 units! I will then take over the world!!!!! one bender copy at a time!The world will be my oyster! Seriously,dude,lighten up!
      Miller Pipepro 304
      Miller Bluestar 2E
      Miller Syncrowave 250
      Lincoln HD 175
      Victor Jr. torch
      Purox angle head torch
      Smith torch
      Atlas Lathe
      Bridgeport mill


      • #18
        Why isn't the diacro design copied more often?
        Syncrowave 250DX
        Invison 354MP
        XR Control and 30A

        Airco MED20 feeder
        Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 81
        Smith O/A rig
        And more machinery than you can shake a 7018 rod at


        • #19
          Originally posted by Fishy Jim View Post
          Why isn't the diacro design copied more often?
          Has its patent gone to public domain?
          Miller 251...sold the spoolgun to DiverBill.
          Miller DialArc 250
          Lincoln PrecisionTig 275
          Hypertherm 900 plasma cutter
          Bridgeport "J" head mill...tooled up
          Jet 14 X 40 lathe...ditto
          South Bend 9" lathe...yeah, got the change gears too
          Logan 7" shaper
          Ellis 3000 band saw
          Hossfeld bender w/shopbuilt hyd.
          Victor Journeyman torch and gauges
          3 Gerstner boxes of mostly Starrett tools
          Lots of dust bunnies
          Too small of a shop at 40 X 59.


          • #20
            Originally posted by Fishy Jim View Post
            Why isn't the diacro design copied more often?
            Prolly 'cause it only bends up to 1" tube.