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Old 04-09-2007, 11:35 PM
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Originally Posted by powerrodsmike
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.

Later, mikey
my plan ws to use something like this:

with the jd2 bender. wht do u think? where can i find this insert?

how bad of a kink does the jd2 bender leave?
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