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Old 03-21-2006, 06:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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is this a good bender for a normal non to semi pro use?

is it good? it sure is cheap?


http://cgi.ebay.com/16-TON-HYDRAULIC...QQcmdZViewItem


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both look to be the same only diference will be one doesnt ship to PR
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They are good if you are bending poop pipe, but for dom, or hrew they will kink and flatten out at the bend. I had one for about a month then sold it. Now I have a pro-tools. Well worth saving the money and getting a good bender, then dealing with the agrivation of some half assed bender.
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is it good? it sure is cheap?


http://cgi.ebay.com/16-TON-HYDRAULIC...QQcmdZViewItem


http://cgi.ebay.com/16-TON-HYDRAULIC...QQcmdZViewItem


both look to be the same only diference will be one doesnt ship to PR
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Old 03-21-2006, 07:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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IMO, no
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yes that bender sucks for bending tube...unless you modify it some.

if you machine the dies to fit the tube it can make some decent bends. this is 1.5" tube being bent w/ a 1" pipe die.

this works great for thicker tube, still kindof shitty for thinner wall.

this is .25 tube.





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Old 03-23-2006, 09:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
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They're making their $ in shipping, don't be fooled by the low prices. The first auction you link to wants $99 shipping and the second $85 shipping. In the end it winds up being the same price as HF. HF provides $9.99 shipping in the states, but I don't know about PR

three similar models:
for $180:
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=35336

For $75:
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=32888

for $125:
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=38024

but yeah, not good for tube
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