bkpickell: +Embarr Barry Have you priced Tube benders that will bend 1 1/2 - 2" Tube?
It's not economical enough for the average person to use in a home garage.
This on the other hand is economical and appears to do the job without
compromising the integrity of the tube.
Paul Crissman: An auto parts guy told me to pack the pipe with sand and hit the pipe with
a propane torch on the outside and you get good bends. I haven't tried it
yet, but I'm going to try some conduit for exhaust pipe. I have the same
pipe bender that you have.
jack karolak: Great way of making things work ...pretty coool stuff...
Travis Werthmann: You can Ben out. Couple UK's out ta flat stock and wrap them around the
rollers to hold your sliders in place. They are only held in with pins so
they can be pulled relatively easy
Jesse W: wanted to actualy see it work and end result :/
kamilpolniak: or instead of making all this crap... pack the pipe really really tight
with fine sand
Juggalo1765: great ideas! thanks for the vid.
synocate: zip ties dude
staticpage: I tried this setup with 2" pipe and it starts to kink the crap out of it at
even the smallest bend. I would like to know what the wall thickness of the
pipe you where using.
arnard2: To hold the shims in place why don't you weld a couple nuts onto the
centerline of each shim far enough that the roller can fit in between. Then
use zipties to hold them to the roller.
Max Martinez: Hey man how did you make those fenders please get back to me
Steve Allen: great mod have you given any thought to using a radiator hose clamp on the
small rollers to help hold your protectors in place?
254tom: Can't build this stuff stateside due to high labor costs and high
government intervention. Intervention are things like unemployment tax,
corporate tax, worker's comp, EPA regulations... The list goes on and on.
Try to think of some part of your life or the economy the government is not
regulating. Enough said?
7impala1: Looks Good, Good Idea !!
Embarr Barry: Pipe benders are for bending pipe. A tube roller or tube bender is for
Tube. Lesson# 1 is use the right tool for the job.
buzzbbird: You don't need to clamp on the half tube pieces, you can use 1/2 wide
strips from a bicycle tube to hold them onto the tube you are bending. This
will hold anything tightly and if they get ruined, big stinkin' deal! they
are great rubber bands. you don't need to pay a lot , and you can buy tubes
for CHEAP! different diameter tubes give different rubber bands diameters
AdirondackNY: between the use of the engine stand and the adapters your just full of
ideas. I would like to see more videos of stuff you made & improved on.
vochitoken: come on shows how it works!
reap62: trust me, if you use the dye thats a size too small it will not kink, ive
made full exhaust systems for cars using this tool, i know youre absolutely
right its not a professional tool but for a guy in his garage its plenty
charlieboyd65: I absolutely agree. Your pipe/tube needs to be a snug fit to the die you
are using. Most tube will not work with the HF bender. However, you can buy
1 5/8" OD DOM and use it with the HF bender. The 1 1/4" pipe die is for
1.66" OD, and 1 5/8 tube is 1.625". It's close enough that it works well.
Jack Connors: Very Nice!!!!!!!,,just goes to show, You dont Need a 2500 dollar
charlieboyd65: Sorry, haven't checked this in a long time. I've never tried square tube,
and doubt it would work with a round die. Also, I wouldn't just use the
next smaller size die... It WILL kink. Needs to fit snug in the die. Last,
you can buy pipe in structural grade. Pipe/tube is just a reference to how
it's measured. Pipe will never be used for a NASCAR build, but I think it's
fine for the everyman use so long as it's not Home Depot poop pipe! :-)
chris d: instead of the sheet metal cut a pipe in the middle make cuts every 1cm
leaving about 3cm in the middle you will hame something like a centipede
the cuts will absorb the stress and you will have a smooth and kink free
bend! keep up the good work!
Michael Liston: What a letdown, I wanted to see a bend not a tool talking about not wasting
a pipe. Why make the video?
charlieboyd65: Only problem is that the rollers and protectors are oriented on opposing
axial planes. I actually plan to use some small ubolts to go around the
rollers with some tack welds to the protectors.
thegenrl: I have the same problem. only luck i've had is .120 wall and up. At 2"
it'll probably need to be .250 even.
Machweldfit: And you said that before on several other sites, so freak you again.
charlieboyd65: I really appreciated this feedback. I did in fact change the support design
and limited the stress on the radiator. Thanks!
Premier Tech, L.L.C.: great invention. props cuz !!
Bradley Rasmussen: tubing is measured I.D where pipe is measured O.D. I had to learn the hard
way as well.
Mooseboy240: yup you don't need that collar either just stick flat heads or chisels in
on the sides of the dye and move the rollers out to the far settings and it
won't kink the pipe his way is a little more legit but doing that will
yield the same results for way less money and time
JAYCFX: Sorry in advance but what the fudge is the difference between pipe and tube?
charlieboyd65: I showed the bends that it produced. Structural pipe and tube is not cheap,
and I don't want to bend a three foot piece that costs $20 just to throw it
in the scrap pile. This video showed what you need to do to achieve good
bends. If you do the mods correctly, then bending tube comes down to
pumping a jack handle. Sorry if I disappointed.
rfruits09: Maybe it needs some fine tuning. 1.33" wall is fairly solid 1 5/8 tube
Michael Cloutier-Simons: 6:46 what the heck was that?!
mic09dcsm09: I just thought it would be helpful if I you stated in your description this
works because you're using DOM 1 5/8". I have done both these modifications
and am not achieving these good of bends, I am using 1 1/2" tubing with a
1/8" thick wall and am getting kinks since the pipe does not fit into any
of the provided dies properly. It seems the DOM fits perfectly.
7impala1: Come on...
nicholas williams: Those are some clean bends for such cheap equitment good job workin with
what ya got man. im def going to mount my bender on my motor stand good
Trevor Stockdale: fill the tube with wet sand and it will help keep the tube from kinking
Jod Bronson: Creative, great idea ;) Thank you!
1pondhopper: I liked the video and today I built the same set up and with 1 5/8" with a
1.33 wall it does not work. It kinked at 40 degrees.
Jim Devlin, Jr.: As soon as I get my 350 off my motor stand I'm putting my HF pipe folder on
it. That's a great idea man.
vochitoken: what, no demonstration?
jacktheripped: I have one of these, too. it's now useful :)
BrandonHog: Thank you taking the time for posting this; well-done and very informative!
I bought one of these benders only to learn the hard way that they do
indeed kink DOM tubing: you're awesome man. I'm on my way out to my shop to
make some mods. Thank you!
reap62: just use the dye thats a size too small for your intended tubing, i promise
it will work modification free
deadslickcam: nice jeep :)
RanarScreenPrinting: nice trik
OrdTalk: I bend a lot of aluminum tubing both heavy and light walled stuff and I end
up having to pack it full of sand (blocking off both ends) to keep it from
splitting open, much less kinking. Works with steel too. On smaller
diameter tubing (1" to 1 1/2") I tape up one end and freeze the pipe. Works
great in the winter but pretty much limits your pipe length to the size of
your freezer in the summer! Sand or ice fill also keeps the tube round and
doesn't allow it to flatten out.
valveman12: Nice idea! How thick of a wall are you bending? have you thought of
spraying WD40 on the pipe to allow the pipe to slide on the end guides?
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