That second bender is the JD 2 bender that I put a link to over a year ago in this thread. it is a very good bender, worth every penny . That chinese bender at the top can't even compare to the JD2.
If you don't want to spend any money,
Why don't you just pack sand inside of the tube and weld the ends up. You can get tighter bends in thinwall that way.
Homebuilt mandrel benders don't work well. You can't get the balls out after you bend the tube.. I have tried it. .
A true mandrel bender pulls the tube over the mandrel.
my signature lines...not really directed at anyone in particular..
BE different....ACT normal.
No one is completely useless..They can always be used as a bad example
Last edited by powerrodsmike; 04-09-2007 at 08:39 PM.