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nailngoracing
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 170
posted January 27, 2005 08:00 PM  
what is the best tubing bender on the market today with the best price.(not manual!)

(for race car cages of course)

redneck racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 860
posted January 27, 2005 08:53 PM  
I had one from Pro Tools in Florida there add used to be or might still be in SCR magazine. Eddie

Champ2x36
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 29
posted January 28, 2005 03:26 AM  
quote:
Originally posted by nailngoracing:
what is the best tubing bender on the market today with the best price.(not manual!)

(for race car cages of course)


What do you consider "not manual"?

There are benders that use hydraulic jacks to make the bends, and there are also benders that have hydraulic cylinders that you have to have an external hydraulic power source for. The benders like the Alstar Bender using a hydraulic jack are much cheaper than the type where you need an external hydraulic source.

This bender is $429.99 from www.allstarperformance.com with dies for one size tubing. Additional dies are about $235 for other sizes. I just bought mine recently, haven't even gotten to use it yet. I bought mine 'cause I know a couple guys that have 'em, and they've built some pretty nice cages with 'em.

Links for sites with tubing benders:
http://www.irvansmith.com/
http://www.jd2.com/
http://www.landtman.com/index.html
http://www.midamericanonline.com/company_profile.html
http://www.mittlerbros.com/
http://www.pro-tools.com/105.htm
http://www.lowbucktools.com/
http://www.toolsplus1.com/
http://www.ustoolanddie.com/
http://www.vansantent.com/

Ed


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racin78p
Dirt Freak

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posted January 28, 2005 04:03 AM  
Champ2X36:

Partner, you have too much time on your hands!!!

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Champ2x36
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 29
posted January 28, 2005 11:45 AM  
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Originally posted by racin78p:
Champ2X36:

Partner, you have too much time on your hands!!!


What???!!!! Not really, it's just that I recently bought a bender, and I had done a bunch of research, and had all the links in a folder in my "favorites".

Ed

When the drops the bullsh** stops!!

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redneck racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 860
posted January 28, 2005 08:32 PM  
Champ who did you buy your bender from? Eddie

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted January 28, 2005 08:58 PM  
thats why champ hasnt got to use his new bender yet---he spent the last 6 months researching them by the time he figures out how to use the daym thing he will have forgot where he put it---LOL

Champ2x36
Dirt Full Roller

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posted January 28, 2005 11:25 PM  
quote:
Originally posted by redneck racing:
Champ who did you buy your bender from? Eddie

I got my bender from Allstar Performance. It's the one in the picture in my original post. The website is www.allstarperformance.com. Here's the link in their online catalog to the bender: http://www.allstarperformance.com/product.htm?prod=58

It's $429.99 with a set of dies for 1 size. You can buy extra dies for $235 (if I remember correctly).

BCracing, trust me, I know where I put it!! I might have forgotten my anniversary one year (won't do that again!!), but I ain't forgettin' where my new bender is!!

Ed

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redneck racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 860
posted January 29, 2005 10:41 AM  
The bender I had was from Pro Tools, also if you have a Harbor Freight around they sell them to, ive had good luck with the Harbor Freight stuff so far. Eddie

LITTLEMAN
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 177
posted January 30, 2005 03:52 PM  
MITLER Brothers is the best bender bar none easiest to use easist to setup,if your lookin to get buy on a cheap bender go for the other brands.

Istock66
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posted January 30, 2005 04:37 PM           send a private message to LITTLEMAN   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
429 with one die is a complete rip off and you still have to manually jack it...no way!!!

I paid 850 total for a air hyd foot operated with 4 dies.

its 695 and 150 for the foot pedal which you can get elsewhere for 100. It will also work on your porta powers.

its the pro tools or easy bend in the back of most magazines.

nailngoracing
Dirt Maniac

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posted January 30, 2005 07:04 PM  
is the bender from pro tools like the model 3 from van sant? I also found one in the back of circle track...u.s. tool & die for less money but no web site.

Champ2x36
Dirt Full Roller

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posted January 30, 2005 08:22 PM  
Nailngoracing,

The website for U.S. Tool & Die is http://www.ustoolanddie.com.

Ed

When the drops the bullsh** stops!!

sideways
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 715
posted January 31, 2005 05:45 AM  
I tell ya send a pm to ford5.He will tellya the ez bend is the way to go.I like it.

nailngoracing
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 170
posted January 31, 2005 04:14 PM  
thanks...i noticed you posted already and i checked it out but their site stinks compared to the others.

    

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