Today I ran across an Harbor Freight Ad for a tubing roller for only $139. That got me wondering if I could use that for bending too. So, I went did some searches on the HF tubing roller and read some pretty postive reviews for it in a variety of forums. That said, the bending radius is too big for rollcage angles and corners in most cases.
So, I did some additional looking around at low priced benders and notchers. As I went, I recorded some sites that I felt others might be interested in looking at.
One of the more interesting tidbits I found was a Tubing Coping Calculator that creates a 2 dimensional cutout for tracing around a tubing (in place of a notcher).
Building your own — Free plans:
- Various Models from JDSquared
- JD2 Model 3 with home made stand and harbor freight hydraulic
- Pro Tools
- Trick tools
- Baileigh Industrial Video
- TJ Diesel Benders
- Go Fast Parts