Tube Bender #3
About the Rorty Tube Bender #3
The No.3 Bender is perfect for larger projects and professional use, offering some marked improvements over commercially bought variants. A time-saving quick action clamp secures the tube to the die and will not mark the tube unlike the more common use of a bolt pressing against the tube.
The Bender can be quickly de-mounted and stored away when not in use.
The Bender is designed with the utmost simplicity of construction in mind. The Stand and most of the other components can, in most instances, be made from common steel off-cuts found in the average workshop.
While the arms and ratchet can be made using a pedestal drill and hacksaw or angle grinder, they would be much easier produced using a bandsaw or simply buy the laser cut plate kit from Rorty!
The only other tools required are a felt tip marker, a tape measure, a setsquare, an adjustable bevel, a hacksaw or cut-off saw, a pedestal or hand drill, a welder, and an angle grinder or file for finishing.
Die sets for round and square tube and pipe are available by mail order or on-line.
Tube bending of round and square tube using commercially available die sets
Full DIY or laser cut plate kit. We can supply cut kits by enquiry.
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! It accepts a range of commercially available dies and is capable of bending chrome moly and mild steel DOM tube (Ø12mm [1/2"] – Ø50mm [2"]), square tube (12mm [1/2"] – 50mm [2"]) and pipe (Ø12mm [1/2"] – Ø38mm [1-1/2"]).