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Hi all,

I've been lurking for sometime now, some of you might remember me from other various forums. Just looking for some help with my tube bender.

I bought a tublea bender off ebay ages ago with an incomplete set of formers with no sizes written on them. the largest has tubela 36 written on the side (casting number I'm told)

it measures 44mm in the middle expanding to 46mm at the edges.

I planning on bending a ton of 48mm blueband (can you guess why!!), does anyone know if this is the right former? I've only managed to get hold of galvanised pipe and this kinked, but I understand the galvanising process makes steel more brittle. scaffold seems to fit fine and bends with little deformation.

Any help would be much appreciated.

thanks

Ruu

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Hi all,

I've been lurking for sometime now, some of you might remember me from other various forums. Just looking for some help with my tube bender.

I bought a tublea bender off ebay ages ago with an incomplete set of formers with no sizes written on them. the largest has tubela 36 written on the side (casting number I'm told)

it measures 44mm in the middle expanding to 46mm at the edges.

I planning on bending a ton of 48mm blueband (can you guess why!!), does anyone know if this is the right former? I've only managed to get hold of galvanised pipe and this kinked, but I understand the galvanising process makes steel more brittle. scaffold seems to fit fine and bends with little deformation.

Any help would be much appreciated.

thanks

Ruu

The Tubela bender that we have has a bigger former than that for 48.3 tube, that one is just a bad fit on 42.

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The Tubela bender that we have has a bigger former than that for 48.3 tube, that one is just a bad fit on 42.

dam, I thought that might be the case, new former it is.

Thanks for your help

Ruu

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Sorry, I'm too far away to measure mine, but maybe they can help you:

http://www.tubela.com/

Al.

Hi Al,

I've had a chat with them about it, and they recommened:

1 1/2" N.B.(48.4mm O.D.)90deg Std Former £101.75 plus the vat

at that price I thought I'd double check first I didn't have the right former as there's only a few mm's in it.

For my next question, anyone know where I might be able to get a former that size for less cost? or is that a reasonable price?

Thanks again

Ruu

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How long do you need it for?

Want to borrow mine?

Al.

Thats very, very kind Al, unfortunatly it would be a 2 year minium borrow due to my construction speeds, I'm probably going to be doing quite a few vehicles too, so it's always good to have you own tools to hand.

Thanks again for the offer.

Ruu

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Is Al likley to need the former in the next two years??? it's unlikely :P

[in Jez & John's absence I feel someone has to keep up the take the mick out of Al traditions... :P]

Mark

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