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10-17-2013, 07:10 PM
who here has a bender and a 1" square die, and can do a hairpin bend?

I have an idea for a rack for my tundra, and need some tube bent in this config

/\ basically, 240+ degrees.

I know, I am needy.

10-17-2013, 08:05 PM
I've got a 1" for tube. Wasn't aware that a bender would do 240*. Mine will do about 118* before creasing occurs. Post a picture of what you're trying to accomplish...there's probably a way around it

10-17-2013, 08:20 PM
180 is generally the max on most. All my dies are 180's but I don't have a 1" square. Not like I'm close anyway:cheers:

10-17-2013, 10:30 PM
Yeah man, notch that thing and :weld:

Uncle Ben
10-17-2013, 11:07 PM
I have a 180* 1" square die. Not going to do beyond maybe 190* no mater how hard you try! I'll be back the last week of October.

10-18-2013, 07:45 AM
you can with a hydraulic feeder, didn't know if anyone had gotten that fancy in my absence here. I had built a roller/bender years ago, but that was sold in the great breakup

UB - it would be good to see you again. I'll let you know how I progress. I am working on a design that would be like the one in the link below, but with removable crossbars that would allow me to drop the topper and higher height items in the bed.