Nym Rod: Got this on sale with a 20% off coupon for a little over 40 bucks, a lot less than I expected.
I don't use it all that often but it sure comes in handy when I need to something with it.
It's more than paid for itself by making replacement parts rather than buying them plus there's no wait time for shipping.
Made a replacement bracket for the lawn tractor that was NLA and was mowing again in about 30 minutes. Good for light stuff, haven't done anything very heavy with it yet.
wayne parris: They are OK for light work, anything heavy and the pins bend, even with hot stock. They are a lot less expensive than a Hossfield which they are based on but you don't get what you don't pay for. I have bent 3/4 round,hot with one but it turned out to be a one time use tool.
flyboy3633: It would work even better if you use the mandrels that come with the bender. They allow you to set the inner radius and help prevent a pipe from squashing.
scott backer: could u bend exhaust pipeing with it?
Keith Richards: rolerl die? i could do what you did on my truck bumper...
ccbbtube: You should add the large roller dies in the center pin to form an even diameter bend. Instead of bending on the pin itself.
jedediahbc: Do you work for Harbor Freight?
Rohit Narvekar: What is the maximum tube size this can bend,
By tube size i mean outer diameter of the tube
tummy lice: A drill press and lathe might help too.
kyle mendoza: Can u make a video on how to put it together please wuld be very helpful
walperstyle: If you have a welder, you could make something better then harbor freight.
romanivan123: Im wondering the same thing. The only item that I see available at Harbor Freight is the floor model compact bender.
Ideally, I would like the version shown in the video, because I want to mount it onto a steel work table.
valveman12: You could make one but for the price, why would you?
bkkn2012: Top end plasma cutters and tig/stick welders @ Lotos!
VegaWgn: hell i could make one of those
Frank Arias: Its is freaking coool!! men! amaizing!
freddytk421: 1/2 inch hot rolled steel round stock
Addison Villarreal: What kind of steel were you demonstrating with?
freddytk421: yeah it works on rebar.
BassicPeach: will the bender work on rebar?
The VP: Is this how you're supposed to use the right angle attachment?
jerry jaksha: I have bent 1/2" stainless rod with one of these.
dennisrburch: where's your video of you demonstrating your bender that was made in the usa?
Spearfisher1970: Wow - thanks even more so for the fast reply. Have you seen anything at HF that would be good for 1/2" to 1" (or just under) thin-wall mild steel tubing without too much deformation (a little is OK)?
freddytk421: neither will be good at tubing. they are for solid stock. if you put tubing or pipe in this it will kink it and flatten out.
Spearfisher1970: Thanks Freddy. The bender at 1:13 - are you sure it's the same only for floor-mount? It has all those collets with it, and I am looking for something to bend 1" and under tubing in nice looking and tighter bends. Did your table-mount bender come with the same collets?
freddytk421: Damn this video has a lot of views. I had no idea.
stayinstock: I don't care where you buy tools,you get what you pay for. The bender is great for home or hobby use. I wouldn't buy it for manufacturing use, but i also wouldn't buy a $500 bender for hobby use. It's all about getting what you need at a fair price and Harbor freight does that.
xxkittenkiller: harbor freight. making the world's craptiest tools since 1968.
paulbunions: freaking send our money to china why don't you?
homer simpson: It's meant for round bar stock or flat stock, there are no wheels with side supports for any tubing.
Kensorek: Bender robot version 0.1 beta
dakaha1: NO ME GUSTO POR UE TIENE QUE SER DE DOBLES EN DOBLES Y NO DE UNA SOLA
snocat: Uhmmmm. What the heck is tempered wood? Do you piss off a piece of oak?
Miguel Angel Toro: anda a empabura a otro gil
Douglas Smith: what did you put in the copper tubbing to prevent it from binding in,
MonkeySpecs301: Great vid, can this bend steel 2' tubing?
freddytk421: I dont know about that.
Metalartsmeetup: bending is satisfying
Robert Benson: I have kind of a off subject question...what video camera did you use? The video looks great!
Was also trolling for info on HF benders/brakes, etc. when I came across the video here. =D
ruth quick: another great how to video, just an observation - and not a criticism - i just bought one of these and put them together, the manual that came with it shows that the stop block should be behind the pivot point and not on the turning arm like is shown in the video, i.e. just need to swap the 2 blocks over in position. i dont know whether it would affect bending too much but thought would mention it anyhows
TheRoccoloco1: I bought one and I don't know if it does squere tubing 1'' if it does not we'll take it back.
Kevin Bodj: thats a pipe bender. try doing that with real tubing (ie 1.5x120 wall) and itll kink like theres no tomorrow
hp11208: harbor is my place also where i buy my tools from
freddytk421: I really have no idea. if you decide to try it please let us know how it turns out.
j822bosh: Thanks Freddy! Have any idea how this will work on 3/8" 304 stainless rod?
j822bosh: Freddy, Your videos ar much appreciated. I have been eyeing this bender for a few months. I wil wait until I finish building my steel weding table. So would this work for 3/8" 304 stainless rod. I figured out how to braze 304 with bare bronze and a fluoride type flux called "stay silv". The fluoride is the key to smooth braze joints and complete "wetting" of the stainless. I will post a video soon I hope.
freddytk421: Yeah it works like it should. It's hard to go wrong with something like this because it's so simple I don't see where it could break, and it's made of steel with no complicated parts so hopefully it breaks one day so I can have a reason to weld something.
freddytk421: I had to pay for it. it was like 60.00 or something like that . It comes with different dies and stuff.