Join Date: Oct 2015
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Re: Tubing bender
My first bender was a manual Pro-Tools 105 I think. I figured I was young, not in a hurry, and not making many cages so manual would be fine. Later I bought a hydraulic JD2 and realized the difference. It isnt just about the work of bending....which is a lot of work. It is the versatility and setup differences. A hydraulic bender can be mounted on wheels, rotated to fit long or odd shapes in your shop, rolled outside the shop on nice days, and even attached to a tube that is on the vehicle (I did this once and it wasnt easy, but wouldnt be possible with a manual bender).
I now have a Pro-Tools 302. I like it, but think I would actually prefer a hydraulic 105.
I have owned 2 pro-tools and one JD2. IMHO, the pro-tools is a better product. I also have several different SWAG tools and they all work perfectly. SWAG is probably my favorite fabrication tool company to buy from because they are real.
1.75"x.095 You will get more use out of 1.75 dies, and more interest when you sell it to buy a hydraulic bender.
Last edited by speediburns; March 21st, 2018 at 11:36 PM.