Cheap pipe bender

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£48....bargain. At least £71 even on ebay and well over £100 in many places. Ideal for knocking out those mesh seat frames.
 
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The one in that Ad' is the very one that my Hydraulic bender was made from by John.
It is fairly unusable as a manual bender unless you have a properly anchored post to mount it on and arms like a gorilla. :(
The formers and followers are quite good and in a decent range of sizes. Converting it to hydraulic was the answer, but it still takes up a lot of room.
 
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Isn't the problem that pipe and tube are not the same ?
So the dies fit pipe sizes and not tube sizes ?
 
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IIRC pipe is measured internally and tube externally. Just because there is a difference doesn't mean that the makers of any tube or pipe bender know or even care about that though. What they label as a pipe bender could be a tube bender or vise-versa. I suppose the only ones you could reasonably rely on to fit what they say would be a plumbers copper pipe bender made for a very specific pipe standard.
 
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Pipe is not and will never be tubing, pipe is id, tube od, without supporting the walls..you know the rest.
Dave gingery sold a diy tubing bender book. Built mine with hard maple . Because w still equals f x d. If you want less effort, increase the d by making the handle longer

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