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My bender

Post by pertneer » Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:37 pm

I use a JD2 model 3 bender with the ratchet (have not done a hydraulic upgrade yet).

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I will post picture of my actual bender in a couple of days when I get the garage picked up a bit, so you can see my mount that I built for holding it steady.

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Post by pertneer » Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:03 pm

Well here is the picture of the pedestal that I built. I used to have a much smaller foot print, but it kept moving and pulling the anchors out of the floor.

P.S. I tend to over build everything.
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Re: My bender

Post by jp_crazy » Sun Apr 19, 2009 12:10 pm

:shock: Overbuild that is no joke.

What is the purpose of the tube on the bottom?

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Post by FrogDog » Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:25 pm

As you Tim had a pedestal floor mount for my bender.. Not as fancy mind you just a 6” sch 40 pipe, base plate and channel top for bolt on bender… (same bender as you have).
I now use it for hanging some of my dies….

Little story; my first real job by hand bending was pieces for a roll cage in a ambulance for the movies that was being rolled.. It was specified for .120 x 2” ERW… with some multiple bends.. well holy sh*t batman.. It almost killed me.. bending my handle having to reinforce it.. I tell you I don’t think I worked so hard in my life.. hehe.. especially the customer being right there and trying to make it look EZ….

Needless to say right after that job I was on the phone ordering the air / hydraulic package and didn’t care the cost.. LOL … Now I have it just mounted to my 4 x 4 rolling jig table.. The biggest bonus of that also was I could move it anywhere or out of the way when needing the space..
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Re: My bender

Post by pertneer » Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:05 am

I don't do anything that big yet (2") I only have one die that I bought to do my fenders with (1.25"). I do have a smaller one coming so I can make some handle bars for a vintage motorcycle. Seems no one make an accurate reproduction. I am going to give it a try for a friend. And heck he is buying the die for me to use and keep since I have no need for a 7/8 die.
jp_crazy wrote::shock: Overbuild that is no joke.

What is the purpose of the tube on the bottom?
The tube was an attempt to keep it from moving on me before I added the bigger bottom plate. Just have been lazy and not cut it off.
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