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what do you guys use to bend square tubing? will and old pipe bender work?
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Bench vise and gas torch, not too much heat or you might get a kink.
Or you could do this.....

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thanks! i dont have the same tool that guy had so i guess i'll try a vice
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what do you guys use to bend square tubing? will and old pipe bender work?
i can't find the link so i will try to tell you about a bender i saw for tube

he took a piece of plate steel about 9x9 and drilled and tapped a hole in the center and then drilled and tapped two holes ,one on each side of center hole about 1 inch ,1 1/2 from it then in the center hole put a large flat washer a bushing the size of the bend he wanted and then another washer and a nut
put a bolt in one of the other holes to the left of center

put tube in between the washers and tighten the nut and as you push the tube around the center hole the washer stop tube from kinking and the tube bends around the bushing make different size bushing for different size bends
i will keep looking for the link but if you stop and think about this and draw what i just said you will see it and say wow why didn't i think of that lol
or you can fill tube with water and freeze and then bend it with no kinks
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i can't find the link so i will try to tell you about a bender i saw for tube

he took a piece of plate steel about 9x9 and drilled and tapped a hole in the center and then drilled and tapped two holes ,one on each side of center hole about 1 inch ,1 1/2 from it then in the center hole put a large flat washer a bushing the size of the bend he wanted and then another washer and a nut
put a bolt in one of the other holes to the left of center

put tube in between the washers and tighten the nut and as you push the tube around the center hole the washer stop tube from kinking and the tube bends around the bushing make different size bushing for different size bends
i will keep looking for the link but if you stop and think about this and draw what i just said you will see it and say wow why didn't i think of that lol
or you can fill tube with water and freeze and then bend it with no kinks
Thanks! lol i'll keep running that through my mind i think i understand it but i'll see what i can do
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