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Hello people

Sorry to bring up pipe benders again...........

I have about £600 put to one side to buy a bender that will bend 2inch tube so i can start building me wings cage etc etc

Just not sure whats best and where to look,

Any help would be great, also wanting a notcher.

Thanks again

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I recently purchased an almost new Sealey 10-ton pipe bender. Book price is about £150, but I got it for £60. I posted similar question to you and few people said they have used one and they are ok. Machine mart one is exceedingly carp, judging by various comments on here in the past.

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Les.

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It's all about horses for courses if you only wan't a bender for a few small jobs then the m/mart one is ok(but still carp)

the sealy one is much better but if you are going to use it a fair bit i would go for a sealy 15t i find this one much better

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I bought an old Stafa push bender from our favorite auction site. It's a nice bit of kit. Dies are nice and tight and it does pretty reasonable bends.

The issue with ones like Les's is the ram only works in a vertical plane. this puts a limit on the length of pipe and or the angle you can bend it through (before one end or the other hits the bench / floor)

One with a horizontal ram offers a little more flexibility.

If you have £600 to spend, I'd buy one of the rotary benders like Straightforward Supply sell - or even order one from the US. They are much better for thin wall tube and offer the best flexibility.

Si

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I bought an old Stafa push bender from our favorite auction site

simonr was it the one that went for about 220 quid? in febuary timeish??

if so i nearly bought it at gisburn auction it went for 100 pound there!!

so boys and girls checkout your local plant auctions

anyway i have enerpac bender also from aformentioned auction site

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simonr was it the one that went for about 220 quid? in febuary timeish??

if so i nearly bought it at gisburn auction it went for 100 pound there!!

so boys and girls checkout your local plant auctions

anyway i have enerpac bender also from aformentioned auction site

Nope, I made the seller an offer (outside ebay) which he accepted of £100. They generally go for more than that so I figured it was worth a punt.

Si

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