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Old 09-10-2018, 09:20 AM
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I think I went to the hossfeld site and downloaded the catalog for the bender I had at work. It shows how to put the dies in to do various bends. Is yours the #2 model? And yes, you can bend flat stock the hard way with the angle dies. If you can’t find the manual, let me know. I think I still have the files on one of my computers.


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I recently purchased a used Hossfeld Bender #2, and was wondering if you have a digital copy of the Instruction Manual for this bender.

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I recently purchased a used Hossfeld Bender #2, and was wondering if you have a digital copy of the Instruction Manual for this bender.

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I recently purchased a used Hossfeld Bender #2, and was wondering if you have a digital copy of the Instruction Manual for this bender.



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I will have to look. I believe I found them on the hossfeld site, although not sure if it is still up. I will look when I get a chance in a couple days.


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I recently purchased a used Hossfeld Bender #2, and was wondering if you have a digital copy of the Instruction Manual for this bender.



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Have you tried this site?

https://www.hossfeldbender.com/uploa...log_2018lr.pdf



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Use your imagination and you can bend all kinds of things on your bender.
I made longer pins so i could bend stuff on top of the arms,larger round hoops and i made a product for years that required bending 3/4 square tub,i made 4 90 degree bends in a 14 foot tube,one bend was backwards from the others.
Bending on top allowed me to make those bends faster and the reverse bend was easier too.
did you get many dies with the bender?
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Old 01-26-2021, 10:03 AM
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The PDF Catalog shows you some of the setups. But there is another manual that I believe is only available in print from Hossfeld that is about $30 that shows setups, what pin goes where, etc and is very valuable in learning. If you bought a used bender and several buckets full of puzzle pieces the usage manual is well worth it. I've not seen a digital copy.

I've got 2 of the #2 Benders now and duplicates for most of the angle dies and a few others. So if anyone is near MidMo and in the market let me know.
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So what are the must have dies for this? I'm flush with about 40 angle iron dies. What else can I bend with those? Can I also bend flat strap the hard way using the angle iron dies? Seems like it would work.

Is there a basic setup for bar/flat that I should have? I bend ALOT of 1in pipe, or 1-5/16 OD and 1/2in square solid bar.
It really depends on what you do in your shop. If I were fortunate enough to have a true hossfeld in my shop I would definitely have the pins and accessories to bend wire on the top of the bender and the bulldozer die for making sharp bends in flat stock.
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Old 01-26-2021, 12:35 PM
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Flat stock the hard way is doable with the
51B2 Edge Bend Die uses pins and shims to fit inside the 50B Outbend Master Die for doing angle iron leg out. I recently bought the 51B2 and with shims its was about $250 if I remember? Hossfeld Dies last forever, so buying used is the affordable way. New is good for filling in holes in the collection when you have a paying job because it will save time, but really used is the way to affordably buy.

16B Eye Bolt Bending Dog gets used ALOT bending hooks and such on top.

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Pins, longer pins for tope bending, blocks, etc

Need a good collection of radius block.

I don't have the bulldozer die but will likely get one sometime.

I'd just find some 1/2in rebar and start making fire pokers, dinner triangles, some plant stands, etc for your wife and neighbors. That will let you "learn" on the cheap.

Leg in Angle Iron is hard to do manually. Also don't get discouraged on the 1st trip through. There is a lot of distortion and stress to deal with. After about 3 trips through things start to smooth out. Just about the time your arm gives out :-)
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Mine came mounted on an 8"pipe base. I added the pegs to hang dies on. I have ordered dies as I need them. The square knot is made on the Hossfeld.

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