If you’re looking for a used tube bender, it’s important to ask the right questions. A used tool may save you some money in the short-term, but if it doesn’t perform as expected or breaks down on you quickly then it could end up costing more than buying a new one.
Why buy a used tube bender
If you’re thinking about buying a used tube bender, the first thing to do is ask yourself: why?
When it comes to buying anything—particularly equipment that will be used in your business—it’s important to make sure that the purchase makes sense. We know that there are a lot of things out there and sometimes it’s tempting to just grab whatever looks good, but before you do that, let’s consider some of the reasons why you might consider buying a used tube bender instead of purchasing a new one.
First off, they’re cheaper than new! That’s right: we said it. Second (and this is where all those savings start adding up), most of these machines were built for long-term use and will last for years without needing any major repairs or upgrades. Finally (and here’s where things really start getting interesting), because these tools have been tested by real people who know just how much wear and tear they can take over time without breaking down entirely – chances are high that whatever condition yours might be currently in won’t matter much at all when compared against its potential performance quality level once fully restored by an experienced mechanic with knowledge about what makes them tick under pressure…
Do your research first.
If you don’t know what you need, you’re going to waste a lot of money on the wrong tool. You can also end up with something that doesn’t fit your needs, and that’s no fun either.
So make sure to do some research first before committing to buy anything.
You should figure out what kind of job you want your tube bender for (for example: making custom exhaust systems or making gate hinges). Then look at how much those jobs typically pay per hour in your area and calculate how much it would cost if you were paying someone else to do it instead of using a tube bender yourself. Once you’ve done all your math, compare that number with the price range of different models until one fits within your budget.
For example, if you are looking for a used bender, consider the following questions.
If you are considering buying a used tube bender, there are several questions that need to be answered. The first is the make and model of the machine in question. The second is how many years old it is, as well as how many hours have been put on it during this time period. Is the machine in good condition? Does it have any leaks or other problems? Are there any warranties or guarantees associated with the sale? The answers to these questions will help you determine what kind of deal you might get when buying a used tube bender.
Ask the seller.
Ask the seller.
Not the first question you should ask, but definitely a good one to ask next. Ask about the machine’s history. Ask how it was used and how often it was used. Ask about any maintenance records kept by previous owners, such as oil changes or service intervals that were adhered to over time. You want to know if they’re using cheap Chinese parts on their machines; this is less likely with reputable companies like CNC Masters, but still worth checking out before buying! Ask about condition of machine: does it look like someone’s been pounding on it for 20 years and not caring for the tool? That’s not what you want when your business relies on functioning equipment! Finally, don’t forget warranty details and price!
Visit their facility.
If you’re going to be spending your money on a tube bender, it only makes sense to see one in person before you buy. After all, what good is knowing how the machine works if it doesn’t work right? And how can you trust that the seller knows what they are doing if they haven’t been using their own machines?
You should also ask questions like:
Do they have any other equipment for sale?
Who uses this machine at home and why do they love it so much?
How long have they had it and how often does it break down or need repairs?
Prioritize the features you need most.
I always tell people to prioritize the features they need most. So if you’re looking for a bending machine that can bend small tubes and wire, it’s not worth it to get a machine with all those other fancy features. Here are some tips on deciding which features are most important:
Do you want to use your tube bender in an industrial setting? If so, then look for one with high production rates and ergonomic design.
Will you be using this tool in tight spaces? If so, then make sure that the handle is easy to access and hold onto.
Do you have experience using similar tools before? Then go with what’s familiar—you’ll know how much pressure or force is required without even having to think about it!
How will you use it?
One of the best things about most tube benders is that they can bend a variety of tubing sizes, from 1/8″ to 2″. If you’re working with smaller tubes, this means you can do a whole lot more with your tubing than simply bending it into various shapes.
You’ll want to consider how often you plan on using your new tool as well. If it’s a hobby for you and friends, then any cheap tube bender will do. But if this is something that will become an essential part of daily life for yourself or others, then investing in an industrial-quality machine might be worth considering.
What is its age?
If you’re looking to save some money by purchasing a used tube bender, it may be tempting to go with the oldest one you can find. While this is certainly a good way to save money, it’s not necessarily the best move. If the machine is too old, it might not include all of the features and technology that you need for your business. For example, if your business relies on industry-specific applications or has strict safety requirements in place (such as an OSHA certification), then an older model won’t have certain features required for compliance. Meanwhile, if you buy a brand new machine that was manufactured less than two years ago, it probably won’t have any warranty coverage available for refurbished units—meaning there’s no guarantee that any repairs will be covered under warranty if something happens during normal use!
The best way to avoid having problems with warrantees or missing out on crucial features? Buy from somewhere like Midland Industrial Tools where they offer both new and refurbished options so that everyone can get something they’re comfortable using without breaking their budget!
Consider your budget.
Consider your budget.
How much can you afford to spend? How much do you need to spend? How much does it cost and how much money do you have available? The answer to these questions will determine which used tube bender is best for your needs, as each one has its own price range. A good rule of thumb is not to spend more than 10% of your total budget on a used tool and then save up for another one later on down the road when there’s more room in the budget.
Contact Mandrel Tube & Bender to learn more about the pines refurbished bender for sale.
If you’re looking for a used tube bender, Mandrel Tube & Bender is a leading supplier of refurbished models. The company stocks a wide range of used tube benders from all the major manufacturers, including Cleveland and Miller. If you are not sure if your budget can handle new equipment or if you simply want to save some money, why not give us a call? We’ll be happy to answer any questions that you have and can help guide you toward your next purchase.
If you ask these questions, you should have an easier time choosing the best used tube bender for your needs and budget.
If you want to get the best used tube bender for your needs, there’s no time like the present to ask some questions. You don’t want to let anything slip by unnoticed, especially when it comes to something that’s going to make your life easier (or at least more interesting).
Here are a few questions that you should consider asking before purchasing any used tube benders:
What do they look like?
Do they work?
Are they safe?
If we tackle these three things together right now, then we’ll be on our way towards finding our ideal machine—and maybe even getting some answers about why it looks so good!
You should now be ready to go shopping for your used tube bender. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact us at Mandrel Tube & Bender. We are here to help you find the right model for your needs and budget.