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Old 07-03-2013, 10:50 AM   #26
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Thems purdy. I use a harbor freight kinker for all of my pipe kinking needs. You need to sleeve the rollers to not cause dimples, but other than that it works great. The dies are for HREW(poop pipe if you will). Up side is that 1.25 sch40 is the same as 1.625 DOM on the od so you are golden there. For $79.99 you cant beat it....or in my case a 30 pack of Bud on trade.

I'd like to have a good bender and if I ever get serious and do an entire chassis I will get one. But for small stuff here and there the harbor frieght job works. Between my brother and I we have probably done 50-60 bends and no dead nuns yet.
HREW is not poop pipe, and is measured in the same manner as DOM, a true OD and accurate wall thickness.
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^^^ A small group of TRC guys would strongly disagree with you. Lol
Dustin got verbally beat up like a little girl for tryin to sell my chassis knowing it was HREW. It was said that all the welds would crack, that it can't handle a roll over, that HREW is like building a chassis with cookie dough. It was called poop pipe and diarrhea transport system. Lol funny
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Bought the pro105 HD. I like the degree wheel a whole lot better then Rastus tube bender.
I think he has the model 32. about the 32 and it may just me..or not properly set up. If you bump the degree wheel your fawked. on the Pro105 The degree wheel can never moved as its bolts down between the stand and the bender.

My vote is the 105.
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Guess its not the jd2 I have used lol, shows what I know. It's actually the one 72brokeback linked as that's where Bigweasal got it!
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I've also mounted mine on the old engine stand. I can now use it horizontal, and rotate to vertical very easily......
I have an older JD2 in my shop I am thinking about sticking on an old engine stand I have lying around. Got any pics of how you did it?

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Dustin got verbally beat up like a little girl for tryin to sell my chassis knowing it was HREW. It was said that all the welds would crack, that it can't handle a roll over, that HREW is like building a chassis with cookie dough. It was called poop pipe and diarrhea transport system. Lol funny
I love it when people who have zero real world experience with something are suddenly experts when they get behind a keyboard. Link to the thread? I love trolling

I've also used a hydraulic JD2 to backhalf my last TJ, no plans, software or any real skill or knowledge as to what we were doing. Came out pretty good in my book and did waste a single piece. Suppose we were a bit lucky.

I would suggest an air/hydraulic kit or something similar on a rolling stand so you aren't forced to mount it stationary somewhere.
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I was thinking about a hydro kit for it but honestly after watching some video on them I don't think I'll get it. I'll probably just bolt it in the middle of the driveway when needed which probably won't be that often. I just feel like I depend on others too much for fab work when a lot of this little stuff I could and should do myself at home.
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I was thinking about a hydro kit for it but honestly after watching some video on them I don't think I'll get it. I'll probably just bolt it in the middle of the driveway when needed which probably won't be that often. I just feel like I depend on others too much for fab work when a lot of this little stuff I could and should do myself at home.
Fair enough, I'm just lazy.
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IMO, hydro isn't needed. I used some red heads and mounted mine on the side walk just outside my garage and store it in the corner when not in use. Although, after I build a shop I plan to mount it permanently.

With your back, you might think about hydro though.
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Old 07-03-2013, 06:20 PM   #34
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IMO, hydro isn't needed. I used some red heads and mounted mine on the side walk just outside my garage and store it in the corner when not in use. Although, after I build a shop I plan to mount it permanently.

With your back, you might think about hydro though.
I agree, not needed, I just want to be able to mount mine on a rolling stand and be able to use it wherever. Also a lot easier to bend vertically like that. You can buy the HF ram and Swag bracket for around $140 total and never have to pull on a bar again.

Again, just how I am going to do it. Not everyone's preference.

I have also seen someone build a bracket to fit it in their trucks receiver hitch. Seems like a cool, easy way to do it.
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I have a JD2 Model 3 and am very happy with it, no complaints. I highly recommend adding a HF ram. I used a Rocktactics.com adapter. Not sure if theyre on the website yet. I dont break a sweat bending and its easier to be precise and repeat bends. I have bent 1.75 x .120 wall dom and hrew. Our first cage was dom on the outside and main bent bars and hrew on the straight inside supports. I also got a Baileigh notcher $195. I got a tubemaster tool that makes complicated notching easy. I used the free JD2 bending software. It works good once you get used to it. Save work often because it crashes.
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HREW is not poop pipe, and is measured in the same manner as DOM, a true OD and accurate wall thickness.
HREW is Hot Rolled Electric Welded and is a manufacturing process used for both structural pipe and tubing in some instances. Material varies between the two, but wall thickness is only normalized in the DOM process. HREW Structural pipe and HREW tubing are manufactured using the same process to different specifications. In the end structural pipe is stronger than tubing in some cases and bends identically with proper dies. In the end you have to check the specs of either material to determine the integrity of the material.

Just sayin' since it came up.
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Old 07-05-2013, 09:09 AM   #37
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I've got a JD2 Model 3 with a HF ram and Swag kit. Wouldn't have it any other way. Fawk doing it manually.

It's bent every type of pipe I've put in it. Hell it's even bent PVC.
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Not a terrible difficult thing to build.



Sure is fun to use now. Still would like to find a better way to keep multiple bends on plane.

I agree with what you guys are saying on the looseness.
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Old 12-09-2014, 04:27 PM   #39
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I bought the Bend Tech Pro software the other day. Waiting on it to arrive. Looking forward to drawing some **** up. Been working a little more on my brothers CJ7 cage, I'll try to update my post. This fab section has been quiet. Hope to see more pics.
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I bought the Bend Tech Pro software the other day. Waiting on it to arrive. Looking forward to drawing some **** up. Been working a little more on my brothers CJ7 cage, I'll try to update my post. This fab section has been quiet. Hope to see more pics.
Been able to mess with it any?
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Old 01-30-2015, 06:25 AM   #41
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I finally broke down and bought a jd 32. Need to order the hydro kit from swag, and then I can build a stand for it.
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Finally got mine up and going. Also bought the bend tech software, it's pretty sweet.









SWAG and Bend-tech were both awesome to work with BTW.
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