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Old 11-12-2009, 12:21 PM   #1
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Anyone have any expirience with inexpensive (about $300) piping benders? I would really like to have one of these for various projects, like lemons cars and sandrails. I have seen a few but any have direct expirience with them?

BTW I know Harbor Freight sells them, but those are pipe benders and molest tubes.
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We have a Model 3 bender from JD2 at work. Fully capable of bending every tube in a full cage but without the hydraulic assist you better have a large space for a long bar on it. It also HAS to be bolted down solid to the floor.

This is the one I'm talking about: JD Squared, Inc.
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I also have the Model 3 and love it!

Also when I worked at Griggs racing thats what we used to make all the cages with even when people where spending $200k
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Same one I was looking at. I have heard nothing but good things and doesn't seem to get much cheaper.
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JD wins, helped make a cage in a relatively local 240 with one, rather then floor mounting we attached it to a F-350 with a hitch and a 5ft piece of .120 DOM and 2 guys bent up a whole cage.
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hustler bends pipe all day long
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So when u gonna get one you going to make some cheap weld-able roll bar/cage kits?
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So when u gonna get one you going to make some cheap weld-able roll bar/cage kits?
I am going to be making cages for lemons cars in the area for cheap and may make some for the miata in bulk for internet sales. I just am hesitant to make something like a roll cage and not have the actual car here to test fit and make changes since it is a weld in.
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