Tube Bending Cost

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by HawkDriver, Aug 3, 2005.

  1. HawkDriver

    HawkDriver

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    I'd really like to get a bender one of these days but until then I was wondering if you guys have gotten any work done recently. About how much do they charge per bend, it probably depends on material and everything but can you give me an idea. I have about 6 90* bends I need done. Whatcha think? I was thinking that any fab shop ought to be able to do it. No hardcore shops round here. That and maybe the welding supply store. Where else?

    Ya I'll just call and see but they are closed right now.
     
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    In Australia they sell cheapo ones for $175AUS 16T which will bend up to 3" tube.
     
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    You got a link to that bender? :D
     
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    Try www.harborfreight.com . Check out the hydraulic tubing bender. If you plan on bending thin-walled tubing, fill it up with sand, weld a plates on the ends and bend the tube. Works great!
     
  6. HawkDriver

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    Bwahahaha

    Ya I saw those in home depot the other day. Real cute :flipoff2: .

    I checked the ones at harbor freight as well but if I'm gonna buy one I'll at least buy a real one. Like this...

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    Interesting sand method though Doug, you use that much?
    No this is really what I have in mind.
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  7. HawkDriver

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    But still, how much is usually charged for a bend?
     
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    a shop down here will do it for 10 bucks a bend, i know a guy who has one of those you want he'd do it for some beers. get your a$$ back to ut man...
     
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