Tutorials for the Tube Bender
Are there any videos on creating the arcs with the Tube bender?
My first attempt didn't work.
I turned it to much and just bent the tube, then figured it would have to be a gradual adjustment. To achieve my radius.
Also my tube shot out with a kind of "Cork screw" look. Do I need some kind of guides to keep it from twisting?
I brought this question to Hajjar's attention. He responded:
"We still haven't made a video for Bender.
The tubing must be kept aligned with the surface the bender is mounted on to prevent it from spiraling.
If the tubing is bent too much it is possible to flip the tubing over, readjust Bender and run the tubing through to straighten it out.
Request to @Jon-Bagpipes and all other bender owners: please make a videos of using Bender and post a link in this thread. Videos showing how not to do it are just as valuable as videos showing exactly how to do it.
Here is a copy of the instructions for reference to all:
@zander I will try and make a video on my next attempt. I just built a work bench 4ft x 8ft x 3/4 ply. I am hoping that will be a stable enough surface.
It may be a few weeks though.
Look forward to hearing any feed-back from my pics and/or video.
@jon-bagpipes great I was just getting ready for a table too. Do you think you could make S curved by running 1/2 through and rotating pipe 180 degrees and finish it ?
@nvdome Fascinating idea. I don't currently have a bender to try it myself, but I've used them before and what you are saying seems quite possible and quite intriguing.