Tools

Here at Rorty we're mad about tools and a well equipped workshop, that's why we've designed a range of professional quality tools that you can fabricate yourself.

Tube Bender #3

Tube Bender #3

Suits:
Tube bending of round and square tube using commercially available die sets
Build:
Full DIY or laser cut plate kit. We can supply cut kits by enquiry.
Manual:
PDF Package; zip file for instant download. Manual contains detailed information, instruction, images and fully dimensioned CAD drawings

This is the mother of all DIY benders!

Tube Bender #1

Suits:
Tube bending using DIY die sets.
Build:
Full DIY bender and dies from plans
Manual:
The PDF manual contains detailed information, instruction, images and fully dimensioned CAD drawings

The No. 1 Tube Bender is ideally suited to anyone wanting to bend light precision tube for everyday projects, yet does not want the complexity or expense of a large commercial set-up.

No.1 (fixed) Tube Notcher

Suits:
Notching tube (aka coping / fishmouthing)
Build:
DIY from plans
Manual:
The PDF manual contains detailed information, instruction, images and fully dimensioned CAD drawings

This Tube Notcher is capable of cutting fishmouths in tube and pipe ranging in diameters from Ø12.7mm (½") to Ø50.08mm (2") with any wall thickness.

No.2 (pivoting) Tube Notcher

Suits:
Notching tube (aka coping / fishmouthing)
Build:
DIY from Plans
Manual:
The PDF manual contains detailed information, instruction, images and fully dimensioned CAD drawings

This versatile adjustable Pivoting Tube Notcher is perfect as a compliment to the Rorty No.1 Tube Notcher, or as a compact standalone notcher.

Roll Bending Machine

Suits:
Bending long slow curves of varying radii in any section of ferrous and non-ferrous material
Build:
DIY from plans
Manual:
The PDF manual contains detailed information, instruction, images and fully dimensioned CAD drawings

Typical uses:

Bead Roller

Suits:
Bead rolling aluminium and mild steel up to 1.6mm thick
Build:
DIY from plans
Manual:
The PDF manual contains detailed information, instruction, images and fully dimensioned (mm) CAD drawings

This Bead Roller is an extremely useful tool and quite easy to make and use. It is a very sturdy machine capable of rolling aluminium and mild steel up to 1.6mm thick.

Ring Roller

Suits:
Rolling RHS, square and rectangular bar
Build:
DIY from plans
Manual:
The PDF manual contains detailed information, instruction, images and fully dimensioned CAD drawings

This Ring Roller is capable of rolling RHS (square tube) and other square and rectangular bar up to 75mm (3.0") wide. The maximum height of the gullet is 50mm (2.0").

12" Disc Sander

Suits:
Stand mounted disc sanding...............
Build:
DIY from plans
Manual:
The PDF manual contains detailed information, instruction, images and fully dimensioned CAD drawings

This Disc Sander is designed with the utmost simplicity of construction in mind.

Sheet Metal Folder

Suits:
Sheet metal folding
Build:
DIY from plans
Manual:
The PDF manual contains detailed information, instruction, images and fully dimensioned CAD drawings

This Sheet Metal Folder is an extremely easy tool to both make and use.

English Wheel

Suits:
A sturdy English Wheel that can easily accommodate large and awkward shapes.
Build:
DIY from plans
Manual:
The PDF manual contains detailed information, instruction, images and fully dimensioned CAD drawings

This full size English Wheel is designed with the utmost simplicity of construction in mind. It is of very sturdy design, being built from large section 6mm wall tube, ensuring high rigidity.

Quick Lift Jack

Suits:
Lifting a quad, motorcycle, kart or lightweight race car by a fixed amount.
Build:
DIY from plans
Manual:
The PDF manual contains detailed information, instruction, images and fully dimensioned CAD drawings

A fixed height jack that will lift a quad, motorcycle, kart or lightweight race car by a fixed amount.

Tube Bender #2

Suits:
Tube bending of round and square tube using DIY die sets.
Build:
Full DIY bender and dies from plans.
Manual:
The PDF manual contains detailed information, instruction, images and fully dimensioned CAD drawings

This Tube Bender is capable of bending light precision or mechanical tube in DIY dies of the diameter you choose.  The No.

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