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    I have a bending tool in the Idea Gallery in the Around the Shop section. I have had several requests for plans which I don't have. I made this after looking at a friend's Hossfield (sp?) Basically, my plans are in my head and the parts are made with whatever I had lying around. The colored dies (red and blue) are 6 in diameter by about 1 inch thick which I cut on my 7x12 Jet Bandsaw. The radius of the cut will be determined by what you want. I have just two dies, as you can see. All pins are 5/8 cold rolled steel. The main structure is 2.25 x .500 steel. When you lay out your holes to drill, drill top and bottom pieces together before welding (for correct alignment). Same with the handle. As you can see in the pictures, I bend some parts above the structure if they are not too stout. Very heavy bending will have to be done below. When you are bending on top you have the option to have your 5/8 pin diameter reduced on top for a tighter radius.
    Obviously this bender can be built to any scale.
    I hope these pictures help.
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    Last edited by monte55; 10-20-2007, 09:39 AM.
    Nick
    Miller 252 Mig
    Miller Cricket XL
    Millermatic 150 Mig
    Miller Syncrowave 200 Tig
    2-O/A outfits
    Jet Lathe and Mill
    Jet 7x12 horz/vert band saw
    DeWalt Multi Cutter metal saw
    Century 50 Amp Plasma Cutter
    20 ton electric/hydraulic vertical press
    Propane Forge
    60" X 60" router/plasma table

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTu7wicVCmQ
    Vist my site: www.nixstuff.com
    and check out some of my ironwork and other stuff

  • #2
    how big of a tube can you bend with this machine Monte?
    Will it weld? I loooove electricity!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by SignWave View Post
      how big of a tube can you bend with this machine Monte?
      I have only bent 3/4 sq tube in the die so far. The die is only about 1 inch thick.
      Nick
      Miller 252 Mig
      Miller Cricket XL
      Millermatic 150 Mig
      Miller Syncrowave 200 Tig
      2-O/A outfits
      Jet Lathe and Mill
      Jet 7x12 horz/vert band saw
      DeWalt Multi Cutter metal saw
      Century 50 Amp Plasma Cutter
      20 ton electric/hydraulic vertical press
      Propane Forge
      60" X 60" router/plasma table

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTu7wicVCmQ
      Vist my site: www.nixstuff.com
      and check out some of my ironwork and other stuff

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      • #4
        Did the ones requesting info on the bender tool get the info they wanted????
        There are 3 posts with pics...........
        Last edited by monte55; 10-25-2007, 05:36 PM.
        Nick
        Miller 252 Mig
        Miller Cricket XL
        Millermatic 150 Mig
        Miller Syncrowave 200 Tig
        2-O/A outfits
        Jet Lathe and Mill
        Jet 7x12 horz/vert band saw
        DeWalt Multi Cutter metal saw
        Century 50 Amp Plasma Cutter
        20 ton electric/hydraulic vertical press
        Propane Forge
        60" X 60" router/plasma table

        www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTu7wicVCmQ
        Vist my site: www.nixstuff.com
        and check out some of my ironwork and other stuff

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        • #5
          I built 3 such benders 8 years ago. Gave 1 to my buddy and kept the other 2. 1 of them is somewhat stock and the other one has a longer frame and the handle is 4' + long so i can bend 8' circles. I have made some dies to bend 78" dia sq tube...Bob
          Here are some plans http://www.kinzers.com/don/MachineTools/bender/
          Bob Wright

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          • #6
            Nice bender.....

            Nice bender, Nick. All it is lacking is an attachment point for a dead chicken!

            ROFLMAO!!!!!
            Triggerman

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            • #7
              Originally posted by triggerman View Post
              Nice bender, Nick. All it is lacking is an attachment point for a dead chicken!

              ROFLMAO!!!!!
              I don't get the dead chicken part?????????????
              Nick
              Miller 252 Mig
              Miller Cricket XL
              Millermatic 150 Mig
              Miller Syncrowave 200 Tig
              2-O/A outfits
              Jet Lathe and Mill
              Jet 7x12 horz/vert band saw
              DeWalt Multi Cutter metal saw
              Century 50 Amp Plasma Cutter
              20 ton electric/hydraulic vertical press
              Propane Forge
              60" X 60" router/plasma table

              www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTu7wicVCmQ
              Vist my site: www.nixstuff.com
              and check out some of my ironwork and other stuff

              Comment

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