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Old 12-28-2009, 04:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Arrow Tube Bandit DIGITAL READOUT for benders!

Introducing the Tube Bandit Digital Readout

Shown on Pro Tools model 105 - tube bender not included.

Tube Bandit is a patent pending system providing accurate real-time digital display of bend angle on popular tube benders. This system offers the accuracy and convenience of a digital display at a fraction of the cost you would pay for an NC or CNC bender.Click to learn more

Features
  • Unmatched 1/10 Degree Resolution
  • Large Easy-to-Read LED Display
  • Completely Portable (Runs on 4AA)
  • Easy Offset For Springback Angle
  • Simple Installation
  • Works With Standard Dies
  • Great For Manual or Hydraulic Driven Benders
  • CNC Machined & Heat Treated Components
  • Made In the USA
  • Click to learn more

YouTube - Tube Bandit Installation Guide


YouTube - Tube Bandit Interview With Koop Fabrication

Introductory Price: $329.99
Flat rate shipping to the USA: about $15
Most orders ship the same or next day.
Click to learn more or order

Tube Bandit is currently available for the JD Squared Model 3 and Pro Tools 105 & 105HD mechanical tube benders. It may also fit similar benders from JMR, Pro Bender, Got Trikes, and other. Feel free to ask about your specific application. More applications are coming soon.
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Do you guys make any other DRO's? I need one for my mill. Thanks.
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Do you guys make any other DRO's? I need one for my mill. Thanks.
Sorry, not at this time.
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Old 12-28-2009, 05:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Cool.

How is it looking for the JD model 32 readout.
If you have one in the works, I'm in.

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We do have a unit for the 32 in the works. I will post up when it's available.
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sweet on the 32 bandit definatly a future buy
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Looks like all the DRO research from your tube bender project is paying off

I don't own a tube bender, but I think it's a cool product. Congrats on the business venture, I hope you do well.
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Thanks guidolyons! I appreciate the well wishes. If you ever pick up a bender for yourself or if you know anybody with one, keep me in mind. Right now our biggest challenge is just getting the word out.
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Wow, this looks like a fantastic product, i really wish i could grab one of these up, but i just cant swing that much.

great looking product! maybee sometime ill beable to grab one!


*edit* I was just looking on your site, and i noticed there is a sign for "Save 70$" would that be 70$ off of the 329? , because if so, i can swing that right now and will take one.... but im assuming that the save 70 is allready reflected in the 329$ price.

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Will this work on the JMR 1000 series electric over hydrualic benders? Will it read up to 180 deg.? Thanks
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Wow, this looks like a fantastic product, i really wish i could grab one of these up, but i just cant swing that much.
Thank you Taylor! We worked very hard to get it to where it is. I know it wont be in everyone's budget, especially with the economy where it is. But please keep us in mind in the future.

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I was just looking on your site, and i noticed there is a sign for "Save 70$" would that be 70$ off of the 329?
The $70 is included in the price of $329.99. This is discounted from $399.99. If you are going to King of the Hammers we will be offering an additional discount to those paying with cash, plus you will save shipping. We will release that pricing soon.

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Will this work on the JMR 1000 series electric over hydrualic benders? Will it read up to 180 deg.? Thanks
We have not tested Tube Bandit with the JMR 1000 in house, but it should fit and function identically to how it does on a Pro Tools 105. I have spoken with Jim at JMR and he felt the dimensions were compatible. Tube Bandit reads from -99.9 to 260.0 degrees, so yes it will read 180+ degrees. It is not affected by repinning the die. If you purchase a Tube Bandit for your JMR and you are not completely satisfied, simply return it and I will pay the shipping costs and refund you for your purchase. All I ask is that you report back with any fitment issues.
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I have a got trikes bender. Will this work with that setup? Thanks
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How about on a JD2 model 4 with air over hydraulic ram? If it will work at least I know where part of my next check is going.
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I have a got trikes bender. Will this work with that setup? Thanks
It should work with the standard Got Trikes design, but you will need to make a tab for attaching the sensor and modify or make a custom bracket for mounting the display. Take a look at the installation video and you'll see how things are mounted.

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How about on a JD2 model 4 with air over hydraulic ram? If it will work at least I know where part of my next check is going.
The Model 4 is on our list for future development. Unfortunately the current version of Tube Bandit will not work with it.
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Thanks, how long before the JD2 model 4 is available?
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Probably a few months out right now, but if there is more interest, priority could change. So far we've had more requests for the Model 32.
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maybe I missed it but will it work with tube shark air/hydro?
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It might work for the Tube Shark if the saw-tooth drive arms are 1/2" or 5/8" thick and the center pin diameter is 1". If so, you may have to come up with a method to attach the display and extend the sensor cable.
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The toothed wheels are only 3/16 I think, but the center pin might be 1". Thats a shame to its an awesome bender with a shitty way of measuring. If you came out with an application for the tube shark Id buy one. Any plans? You can borrow mine if I get a discount.
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Awesome In the future I will be buying one.
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Psychofab - I don't currently have plans to develop a Tube Bandit specifically for the Tube Shark, but I don't think adapting it is out of the question. I haven't seen a Tube Shark bender up close and personal, but I'm guessing the sensor could be attached to the saw tooth arms somewhere along the flat section. I see your location is Lucerne Valley.. are you going to be at KOH in a couple of weeks? Perhaps you can stop by our booth and we can talk about how to adapt it to your bender.
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you guys could adapt this to tube notchers too like the jd2 notchmaster for accurate notches

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Thanks to everybody who stopped by our booth at KOH! We had an awesome show and got to meet a few of you guys in person. I spotted a few Tube Bandit shirts in the crowd too - thanks for the support!
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