WTB pipe/tube Bender!

smokindawg

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I'm getting ready to start on my first bike and want to build most of the frame from scratch...... I'm looking for a reasonably priced pipe/tubing bender with dies for at least 1/2" and 3/4" pipe.

Thought that I'd post here and see if anyone had one they wanted to sell before shelling out the cash to Harbor Freight or Ebay!
 

wezwheels

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try harbor freight tools. they have one on sale for the holidays. with three different size rollers.
 

Easy Rider

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Personally, I would just take your stock to a professional bender and have them do all the bending. It will be cheaper than buying a quality bender with the dies. Watching (Dean) Pipelyne do it for years, I found out with a professional bender you won't get the crinkles in the bends.
Good luck building your frame.
 

AlphaLlama

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I would be wary of the harbor freight tubing bender. I bought one there and I was only
trying to bend some handle bars and and I only succeeded in bending the bender. It was
make of chinese anti metal. You are better off spending the money for a Rigid if your going to bend heavy guage pipe.
 

xPosTech

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I would be wary of the harbor freight tubing bender. I bought one there and I was only
trying to bend some handle bars and and I only succeeded in bending the bender. It was
make of chinese anti metal. You are better off spending the money for a Rigid if your going to bend heavy guage pipe.
You tried bending heavy pipe with a conduit bender?

Ted
 

jasonh

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