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Old 07-06-2019, 03:58 AM
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Default Cheap Little Homemade Bender

I don't know how to provide a direct link but, if you go to Goggle Books and look up Popular Mechanics, the October 1975 issue, there's a very simple bender.

It uses a hydraulic bottle jack and sits on the benchtop. At first glance, it looks kind of hairy. Going by the figures in Mc Master Carr, even the cheap, low strength rod should be able to withstand 9.8 tons. The one in the article uses a 3 ton jack.

One could way, overbuild this thing without much trouble or expense.


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Old 07-06-2019, 11:07 AM
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1975 = "stone age" ?

You incoherent post makes me believe your nothing but a spammer try to get "street cred" here.
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Old 12-05-2019, 11:06 AM
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LOL.
What we have lost, is books and magazines that had all that how to do it project information for home shops.
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That's awesome to see how far we've come from the stone age of 1975
Ya the stone age when everyone wanted to work for a living and not take any hand outs and the internet wasn't making everyone ignorant so they can't write, do math on paper or find there way across town.
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There are kits to add to your press for this. If you already have a press it just adds the hassle of an attachment instead of a entire piece of equipment. V block is not really cheap but I guess you could weld two pieces of angle iron together.
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I think I'm going back to the stone age. 1978 vs. about 2016 ...
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Wow, talk about a trip down Memory Lane...I think my Dad subscribed to that magazine at about that time!
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