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Gottrikes Homemade Bender

Discussion in 'Tools and Garage' started by yostyexplorer94, November 27, 2017.

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      yostyexplorer94 1st Gen Mod Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      I drilled the holes out with a drill press and harbor freight step bits.

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      All the metal I had laying around otherwise I would have bought a bender instead of building one

      I bought the plans in 2011 and just now decided I needed to build it.

      My expenses
      • Pro tools 1.75° 6 clr die - $363.36 shipped
      • Hardened pins (x2) - 39.21 shipped
      • Harbor freight 8 ton long ram - $73
      Total cost for me - $475.57 + a ton of labor
       
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      Nice :thumbsup: How much savings vs. new?
       
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      a similar vertical bender would have been around $900+shipping + $73 hf long ram.

      a jd2 model 3 (horizontal bender) with similar die would have been $660 + shipping. It would be a manual operating unit until you get a swag kit $110 and $73 hf long ram. Also need a stand or post to mount it.

      It gets pricey! If I would have had to buy all the steel for mine I probably would have bought a jd2 or protools bender instead of building.
       
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