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I can provide you with a primer on the basics of tube benders, what to look for when buying one, and how to service it – Explains David Ulrich www.benderparts.com

Introduction

You’re looking for the best tube bender for your money – and you want to know what all the options are. I can help! I’ve been in this business since 1985 and have seen every kind of tube bender (and everything else) under the sun. In this article, we will discuss what makes a good one from a bad one, things to look for when buying used equipment, how to service it properly so that it lasts longer and keeps working like new, and more importantly: how much should you pay?

Let me start by saying that not all tube benders are created equal. There are some real clunkers out there! And even if they do work once or twice without breaking down completely it doesn’t mean they will last forever either because they aren’t made well enough. The first thing you need to know is that Pines Tube Benders are different than most other models on the market today because we design them with longevity in mind – which means better performance over time!

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What’s in a name?

When you see the name Pines Tube Benders, you can be assured that you’re getting a high-quality product. That’s because Pines has been making tube benders for over 50 years, and they are the only company that offers a lifetime warranty on their bending heads. They also offer a 5 year service warranty if your bender needs repair or servicing during this time period. Their products are built to withstand the rigors of daily use while still giving you accurate bends every time.

It’s important to understand what makes a good tube bender and why it’s worth having one around your shop, if not at home as well—and we hope our guide gave you some insight into how they work and why they are such an important tool in any metalworker’s arsenal!

 

Not all tube benders are created equal, and there are some real clunkers out there, so you need to know what makes Pines different.

Not all tube benders are created equal, and there are some real clunkers out there, so you need to know what makes Pines different. Pines has been in the business for over 50 years and is one of the oldest brands around. The company was started in 1957 by an engineer named John Pines who had a passion for aviation and wanted to make tools that would help people with technical projects like building airplanes.

Pines produces high quality tube benders that can handle tough materials such as carbon steel and stainless steel tubes up to 1-1/2 inch diameter.

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To get the best value for your money, you need to know what features differentiate one bender from another.

To get the best value for your money, you need to know what features differentiate one bender from another.

Tube benders come in a variety of shapes and sizes. As a general rule, these machines can be divided into two categories: stationary and portable. Stationary tube benders are designed to be mounted on a workbench or other fixed platform. They require more floor space than their portable counterparts do but offer greater stability and ease in setup and operation. Portable tube benders are usually smaller units that fit easily onto any flat surface such as a table or cart—and they’re also much simpler to move around when it’s time to relocate them out of storage or transport them across town.

Single ram models are typically used when bending light-gauge material such as copper tubing while double ram models are better able handle heavier gauges like 1/2″ OD steel pipe without straining their hydraulics or motors unnecessarily

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If you are buying used equipment, there are some important precautions that you shouldn’t ignore.

When buying used equipment, there are some important precautions that you shouldn’t ignore.

Check the serial number. This will allow you to verify whether the equipment is on warranty and when it expires. If you purchase a machine that is outside of its warranty period, there’s no guarantee that any service problems will be covered by the manufacturer or supplier. Also make sure that all parts are original and not after-market parts supplied by an unknown source (that may not be compatible).

Check where it was manufactured and who currently owns it before purchasing anything from them directly or through a third party seller like eBay or Craigslist®, etcetera

Verify what location/personality type would have been used for this particular piece since some people just don’t work well with others due to personality types!

 

A lot of people don’t know much about how their tube bender works and they don’t service it correctly, even if they do have maintenance crews.

A lot of people don’t know much about how their tube benders work and they don’t service it correctly, even if they do have maintenance crews. But you should know how to use a tube bender correctly, because it can mean the difference between making 500 parts per day or 1,000 parts per day.

There are lots of moving parts in a tube bender and some of them move slowly – this is one reason why you need to be careful when working with these machines. These are complicated machines that require careful handling in order to avoid damage or injury when operating them.

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Once you’ve educated yourself on the basics of tube bending, it’s time to shop.

Once you’ve educated yourself on the basics of tube bending, it’s time to shop.

The first thing to know is that there are a lot of different kinds of tube benders out there and they don’t all do the same job in the same way. You may find yourself asking questions like:

Do I need an electric or hydraulic machine?

Will my choice affect my budget?

What are some key features that differentiate one bender from another?

How can I tell if an older model will meet my needs (and if not, what should I look for)?

Tube Benders are complicated machine with lots of moving parts. But after reading this article you will have a great idea about what you should be looking for when shopping for a tube bender in general

Tube Benders are complicated machines with lots of moving parts. But after reading this article you will have a great idea about what you should be looking for when shopping for a tube bender in general.

A good tube bender is an investment and should last many years if properly maintained. You may be tempted at first to buy the cheapest machine on the market, but I guarantee that in the long run you will regret this decision when your machine breaks down every few weeks and costs more time and money getting it repaired than if you had bought one that was higher quality in the first place!

There are very few things worse than trying to work on one of these machines without all the right tools, so make sure before buying any new equipment that they come with everything needed including manuals & schematics if needed too!

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Conclusion

I hope that this article has given you a good overview of the tube bender and what it can do. I know it’s a complicated machine with lots of moving parts, but after reading this article you will have a great idea about what you should be looking for when shopping for a tube bender in general.

 

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