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Old 07-05-2017, 10:59 AM
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hello chaps from across the pond

A wise man once told me that in the shop short cuts are usually the long way round.
I wish so many times that I heeded that advice instead of just "making it fit"

Now I have my son working with me on the shop floor, it is time to start doing things by the book again... Well that's the intention anyway. I will get him looking through some of your tutorials.

Over here in the UK we in our very small way are bending tube andfabbing - 99% of our tooling comes from the US, seems you guys are much more on the ball than us here in Blighty, so we have joined up to pick your brains and learn from the experts.

We are using bend tech pro - and very pleased with it we are!

tube tooling wise we have two jmr benders, one hydraulic heavily modified to do 115 degree bends in one hit without mucking about with pins and dies, and a hulk bender - still manual at the mo... We are looking to power that at some point so may ask you guys about that.

Thank you in advance for what I am sure will be a warm welcome, I promise not to tease you about murdering the english language as long as you dont tease us about tea drinking, bad teeth, and the state of the Pound.
Oh, and it is traditional nowadays for all Brits to apologise for inflicting that bloody awful Piers Morgan on you. Sorry about that.
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Old 07-05-2017, 10:35 PM
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it is traditional nowadays for all Brits to apologise for inflicting that bloody awful Piers Morgan on you. Sorry about that.
Considering John Cleese... I'll let the other sheithead slip.

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Old 07-05-2017, 10:42 PM
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Old 07-06-2017, 01:28 PM
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thanks for the welcome chaps, and thank you for forgiving us That Piers Morgan fellow.
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Old 07-06-2017, 04:11 PM
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Old 07-07-2017, 06:56 PM
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Welcome!
Care to post up pics of the modified bender?
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Old 07-08-2017, 04:42 AM
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Welcome!
Care to post up pics of the modified bender?

this is the modified bender, it uses a telescopic ram to push to 110 degrees in one hit (it will go further but not safely!)
As with all our tools it is portable, the long leg can be picked up and the thing wheeled about, very useful as some of our sandrail bends are on 23ft long steels. It used to be 12volt, as in these pics, but we now have it 240v on the shop floor, and the 12v for site visits. If you look closely you can see it is mocked up for fun to look a bit like a machine gun ;-)
Ther plastic tub on the top is actually bolted on, it makes a good place to keep stuff, angle guages etc. Having it bend to 110 degrees without having to muck about with pins etc is a real time saver. We use our bender 7 days a week for several hours a day, so it has been well worth the effort in time saved. The ram is out of a tipper truck. It has worked four years like that without problems so I reckon it's a safe enough mod.


DSC_0199 by mark punksteel, on Flickr

DSC_0198 by mark punksteel, on Flickr

DSC_0200 by mark punksteel, on Flickr
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Old 07-08-2017, 11:28 PM
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Thanks man... always interested in how other folks modify their tools.
The extending ram is pretty cool
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Old 07-09-2017, 05:06 PM
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Welcome, the tube bender looks ace with the telescopic ram!
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Old 07-12-2017, 04:57 AM
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thanks, only problem with it is the ram leaks a bit, mostly in the winter, hence the funnel to return the fluid to the resevoir !
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