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Do you know how to properly use hydraulic tube benders? If not, you could be putting yourself, your employees, and your equipment at risk.

Introduction

Hydraulic tube bending is a valuable tool in any metalworking shop. However, if this equipment is not properly maintained and used, it can pose a serious threat to your safety and that of your employees. Here are five tips for using your Pines bender safely:

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Properly using hydraulic tube benders is essential to the safe operation of your equipment.

Proper use of hydraulic tube benders is essential to the safety of your equipment and its operators. Proper maintenance is also essential to ensuring that your Pines bender will be in good working order for years to come. The following tips will help ensure that your tubing bending machine doesn’t become a liability:

Use the correct radius on the tube bender depending on what type of bend you’re making, taking into account how much pressure the material can withstand. If you don’t know what kind of radius you should use, ask someone who does!

If there’s any doubt about whether or not something needs maintenance, consult an expert before proceeding with installation projects involving hydraulic tube bending equipment.

Be sure that all hoses are properly secured before using any hydraulic tubes at high pressures – this includes checking fittings every time they’re connected!

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It’s also important to properly maintain your tube bending equipment.

To properly maintain your hydraulic tube benders, it’s important to check the fluid levels, use the correct lubricant, keep the machine clean, and not modify or attempt to repair the machine yourself.

We can help with all of these things. Our experts are always available to answer any questions you might have about how to prevent damage in your Pines tube bender.

 

The following tips will help ensure proper maintenance and use of your Pines bender.

Read the manual. Before you use your Pines bender for the first time, be sure to read the manual thoroughly and carefully. All hydraulic tube benders are different, but they all follow similar steps when it comes to maintenance and operation.

Use recommended tooling and lubricant. It is important that you only use recommended tooling on your machine as this will help prevent damage to both yourself and your equipment. In addition, make sure that you always use the correct grade of lubricant for all of your tubes being bent; an improper grade can cause damage or malfunction in these types of machines.

Protect yourself from bodily injury by wearing protective glasses and hearing protection whenever operating a hydraulic tube bender or other heavy machinery used around hazardous materials such as oil-based fluids (which may be present due to automatic transfer systems).

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1. Read the manual before using a new machine.

Read the manual before using a new machine.

In order to properly operate your hydraulic tube bender, you’ll need to consult its manual. This is because manuals contain important information about how to use the device correctly and safely, such as:

How it works

What safety precautions to take when using it

Where to keep it when not in use (i.e., not near children or pets)

There are two main types of manuals—hard copies and digital copies—but there are advantages and disadvantages to both formats that you should consider before making your choice:

 

2. Only use recommended tooling and lubricant – it may seem expensive upfront, but it’s more economical in the long run.

According to our colleagues in the hydraulic tube bending industry, there are some things you can do to ensure that you’re using your tooling properly. First, be sure only to use recommended tooling and lubricant. Your suppliers will have these recommendations on hand for each of the machines they sell.

Second, change the lubricant regularly. This is important because it keeps your machine running smoothly and safely. Finally, don’t modify or alter any part of this process—it could result in injury or damage to both machinery and personnel alike!

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3. Protect yourself from bodily injury by wearing protective glasses and hearing protection when operating or maintaining a hydraulically-powered tube bender.

Be sure to wear protective glasses and hearing protection when operating or maintaining a hydraulically-powered tube bender.

It is important to protect yourself against bodily injury. For example, if you have not worn hearing protection while operating a hydraulic tube bender, you could experience hearing loss after repeated exposure to the loud noise generated by this machine. In addition to damaging your ears, this can cause psychological distress when you’re trying to communicate with coworkers or friends outside of work hours. This psychological distress can lead in turn to isolation from others; isolation from others can lead in turn to feelings of depression; and feelings of depression may lead ultimately even suicide attempts! The risk does not end there: If someone else (a coworker) notices that your hearing has been damaged through use of their hydraulic tube bender without any precautions taken on behalf on themselves personally first being taken then they might become increasingly worried about their own safety working around heavy machinery like these products so they will want

to take extra care with themselves as well; however once again this would result in added costs due only because someone else didn’t think ahead sufficiently before beginning work duties which translates directly into lost revenue potential down line.”

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4. Don’t modify or attempt to repair the machine yourself – contact us for assistance or questions about your Pines bender.

Don’t modify or attempt to repair the machine yourself – contact us for assistance or questions about your Pines bender.

Don’t use damaged or worn parts. If you notice that there are any parts of the machine that are damaged, cracked, broken or missing, stop using it immediately. This could cause serious injury and damage your equipment. Make sure all of the screws are tight and secure in place when assembling a hydraulic tube bender so that nothing can come loose during operation or get caught in moving parts of the machine as this could also cause serious injury and/or damage to your equipment as well!

Don’t use a machine that has been dropped! If your Pines hydraulic tube bender has been dropped, even if it doesn’t appear damaged on initial inspection and seems to be working fine (just not quite right), then please contact us at 866-972-8668 immediately before continuing usage so we may properly inspect it for potential hidden damages before further use.”

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5. Keep an eye on fluid levels – always use clean hydraulic fluid that has been filtered to at least 5 microns, and keep the oil reservoir topped off when necessary (note that it may take up to an hour for all of the oil to drain in through your filter)

Keep an eye on fluid levels. Always use clean hydraulic fluid that has been filtered to at least 5 microns, and keep the oil reservoir topped off when necessary (note that it may take up to an hour for all of the oil to drain in through your filter).

Use recommended tools. Using tools not designed for use with a specific type of tube bender can cause damage or failure. The wrong tool can also make it more likely that you will have an accident with your equipment because you’re working with something you aren’t familiar with or comfortable using. For example, don’t use a hacksaw blade for cutting metal pipe; instead, buy specialized blades designed for this purpose – they’re cheap!

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Properly maintaining hydraulic tube benders is essential to their safe operation

Properly maintaining your hydraulic tube benders is essential to their safe operation. When the equipment isn’t properly maintained, it could result in injury or death to you or your employees. Additionally, when you don’t maintain your hydraulic tube benders, they will break down and need replacement sooner than necessary. This can cost you time and money that would have been saved if proper maintenance had been performed on a regular basis.

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Conclusion

Hydraulic tube benders are a crucial part of your business, and it’s important that you know how to properly use them. These machines are designed for one purpose: bending steel tubing safely and efficiently. If you’re not comfortable using this equipment, or if you don’t understand how it works, then we recommend contacting us so that we can help! Our expert technicians will assist with any questions or concerns about operating your Pines hydraulic tube bender safely.

 

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