View Full Version : I need to bend some 11 ga. - 1" sq. tube
05-02-2004, 07:26 PM
I'm looking to by shop outfitter model 328 to bend some iron and the question is will it bend 11 gauge sq. tubing.
not 60 degree bends but some mild curves etc.
acutally I need to build this gate or some model similar.
05-02-2004, 08:19 PM
i have bent some on mine. you will need the die and the handle .it does a real good job. you need to watch the clamp it e will slip if not wedged firmly. good machine Ken.
05-02-2004, 10:41 PM
the die and handle.............
05-02-2004, 11:10 PM
Critter those bends in the gate are a roller job, NOT a bender job.
Did you get a comission from a fine NewOrleans cathouse for a new gate?
05-02-2004, 11:34 PM
due to the unfortunate publicity about dollar day at the ***** house, the price is now $1.25
They need a gate to keep Bill Clinton out. He keeps stealing Hillary's lunch money and spending it down here. he "ruinted" it for the locals.
I was hoping this roller would bend ("roll") it.
05-02-2004, 11:48 PM
Critter yer on the right path with that machine, BUT before I'd spend that kind of money I'd do a little playing with 3 of them $5- rubber tired 5"casters from Harbor Flotsum and a piece of 1/2" plate.
The bend your lookin at is fairly gentle, and you can probably accomplish it pushing and pulling the tube thru a set of wheels set up like a tire roller.
When you take an up close look at the SO roller, it ain't exactly complex technology. The thing I don't like about it is all the tractive force is on the single roll, witch means far more slippage opportunity. In my opinion, a roller equal to the SO unit can be built for under $50 in less than a day, even by a swamp dweller.
05-03-2004, 11:05 AM
When you build that gate, try to be standing on level ground when you attach the lions. They might actually end up on the same level.
05-03-2004, 01:26 PM
lions are for the sissy european crowd.
possum on the left and racoon on the right.
Like Franz said, you need a roller to do that. The SO roller won't roll stock that large but you can make one easy enough. Here are a couple of links to give you some ideas.
homemade roller (http://www.metalsmith.org/edu/equipment/rollers/daves-tire-roller.html)
Powered or manual (http://www.rdhs.com/products/tubingbender.html)
Another homemade (http://www.metalsmith.org/pub/mtlsmith/V20.3/roller.htm)
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