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Old 01-24-2017, 01:00 AM
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How do you keep the pipe you are straightening from hitting the truck?
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I have needed to straighten long sections of 1" pipe and such and a vise on a heavy base still is not enough leverage sometimes.
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Old 01-24-2017, 09:49 AM
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How do you keep the pipe you are straightening from hitting the truck?
When you put the pipe in between the studs, keep the bend in the pipe towards the truck and pull the pipe away from the truck, slide the pipe along an inch or two at a time as it straightens and repeat as necessary. For like 1/2" pipe or flat bar, that is why I am making some 1 1/2" diameter bushings so the pipe fits tighter between the studs.

I have also thought of adding a 6" long tee with a stud instead of making bushings. Either would work, but the tee would be more versatile I think.
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Old 01-31-2017, 05:43 PM
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How do you keep the pipe you are straightening from hitting the truck?
Gave that some more thought and decided you had a good point, so I did this, Gives me more options on angles to stick in the stock for bending.
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Used the bender today to straighten some 1/2" pipe. Some stuff I got at the last auction. Worked well with the offset studs. The pipe was from 4' to 10' long. Had some pretty big wows in it. No issues with the back of the truck being in the way. Came out really well. Only lost 2-3 feet where the pipe was kinked too much. Scrap pile for it.
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