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Old 10-03-2016, 05:13 PM
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Default $99 chinese bender

I wasn't sure where to put this so I'll put it here, since it has to do with both forming metal and fabricating metal, Cutter the choice is yours.

I was at my metal suppliers last week and saw this imported bender and for $99 it had to come home with me. I've never seen anything like it at HF or any of the other vendors of imported metal working tools.

It's pretty heavy duty and I could have used it a few month ago when I needed to bend 72 brackets out if 3/16"X1" flat bar at a 45* angle.

I made some brackets for a guy today out of 1/4"X2" SS flat bar and it was a piece of cake. I had to make the handle for it because it didn't come with one but other than that this is a nice little bender. It has an adjustable stop for repeat bends and the cam actuated clamp holds the stock quite well.

This afternoon I drilled and tapped holes in my big table so I could bolt it down. I took a piece of 1/2" round stock and bent a 90* in it with very little muscular input from me and I'm quite pleased with it. for $99, its a winner.
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Old 10-03-2016, 05:25 PM
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I just did a stainless project and had quite a few bends, I think 40 bends if I remember correctly. I took some time and built nyself a bender. Mine definitely wont bend 1/2" . $99 seems more than reasonable if it is as heavy duty as it looks.
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Old 10-03-2016, 10:58 PM
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Make and model number?
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Old 10-04-2016, 01:00 AM
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We've had one very similar to that for many years--you see lots of them up here in the Great White North. They work really good for a lot of different bending tasks--wouldn't be without ours.

We made a T-shaped bracket that bolts to the base; when we need to use it we just throw it in our big 8" vise...
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Old 10-04-2016, 05:54 AM
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No make or model.
It came in a plain box labeled "bender"

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Old 10-04-2016, 08:14 AM
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Thats pretty handy looking. I busted out a little google-fu and it appears that its a universal bender UB100. I have not found a $100 one yet, most appear to be around $175+. Grizzly also carries something similar.
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Old 10-04-2016, 08:30 AM
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It kind of looks to be somewhat copied from the Roper Whitney bender which they describe as an angle iron bender. https://www.zoro.com/roper-whitney-a...0A4A&gclsrc=ds I would pay $100.00 for one.
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Old 10-04-2016, 11:46 AM
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It looks easy to use and with repeatable results.

http://www.ttmc.cn/video/Universal_B...100A_vieo.html
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Old 10-04-2016, 12:48 PM
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So how many do they have left and will they ship them?
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Old 10-04-2016, 01:37 PM
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A little searching for the Universal Bender UB 70 returns quite a few results & apparently several maufacturers.
Here is one by Kaka Industries, $210 on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/Industrial-Ca.../dp/B015KHHGKE

Search around & you'll find tons of similar products and a huge variety of others. I didn't know there were so many available.
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