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Gottrikes Homemade Bender

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

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  1. yostyexplorer94

    yostyexplorer94 Yost Offroad 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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  3. yostyexplorer94

    yostyexplorer94 Yost Offroad Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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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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    toypaseo Flunked daycare Elite Explorer

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    Nice :thumbsup: How much savings vs. new?
     
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    yostyexplorer94 Yost Offroad Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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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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