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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby Bingo » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:45 pm

Congrats poland308 on making a test! Iv done my fair share of r stamp work and I'm always amazed on how much paper is involved.
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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby jroark » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:28 pm

Picked this little job up yesterday. Delivered today. Everything went just as planned which was nice since it usually doesn't go that way for me. Especially on aluminum. It was very dirty and oily but it cleaned up good. It's an oil pan for chevy aveo. I didn't think to grind off the weld where the plug goes back in but the mechanic said it was fine. Had a little porosity at the starts but after I ground it out the next weld was fine.
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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby Bingo » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:29 pm

Tig/stick 14" pipe tie-ins took a picture just off the bottom .
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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby LtBadd » Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:22 pm

Bingo wrote:Tig/stick 14" pipe tie-ins took a picture just off the bottom .

That looks nice, way to get it done
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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby Bingo » Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:09 pm

thank you sir.A blind squirrel finds a nut every once in a while !
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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby GreinTime » Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:28 am

First bends with the new bender! Image

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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby jroark » Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:05 pm

I've seen those benders on CL and thought they looked real good for the money. How are they?
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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby pgk » Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:03 pm

What brand bender is that?
Esab SVI 300, Mig 4HD wire feeder, 30A spool gun, Miller Passport, Dynasty 300 DX, Coolmate 4, Spectrum 2050, C&K Cold Wire feeder WF-3, Black Gold Tungsten Sharperner, Ellis 1600
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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby 5th Street Fab » Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:55 pm

GreinTime wrote:First bends with the new bender! Image

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Interesting bender! Ive got some questions haha

What's the brand?
Price?
180 dies?
Where to find?


Those bends look nice I don't see any kinks.

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Re: The what I welded today (/whenever) thread (pics please)

Postby GreinTime » Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:47 pm

5th Street Fab wrote:
GreinTime wrote:First bends with the new bender! Image

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Interesting bender! Ive got some questions haha

What's the brand?
Price?
180 dies?
Where to find?


Those bends look nice I don't see any kinks.

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I sent you a DM on Instagram with my phone number so you can ask any specific questions you have about the bender, or anything else for that matter.

In order:

RogueFab M600 Tradesmen Set. Typically comes with 1x3.5, 1.25x4.5, 1.5x4.5, 1.75x6, and 2x6 dies. I swapped the 2x6 for the 1.625x6 as I don't feel that we (business partner and I) need at this point. If someone wants anything that big bent, the price of the die will be added to the price of the job.

Price: With roller pressure dies, which are 360 aluminum rollers with the matching tube size that the tube rests on as it pulls through the bender instead of a block with the radius milled in it. Cuts down on friction, allows you to bend stainless or aluminum without scratching it, things like that. Price was $1875, with shipping to my area it was $1987. I believe they are in Oregon actually, so you'd be able to pick it up locally and save some cash. **Also, this was the weld together kit, I'll get it powder coated locally.

Degree: If you could split the die in half on the centerline, you could bend 360. The dies are full diameter of die radius, with the tube profile cut in. Anything over 180 though you'd get stuck.

Where to find: https://www.roguefab.com/product-catego ... g-benders/

I bought the cylinder from Harbor Freight locally to save more money on shipping.

Bend quality is good as you can see. That was 1.5x.120, and bent great. I don't have the degree sticker on there, as I have to get it powder coated yet, but it seems that 0-~90° was one full stroke of the ram. I didn't repin to try and bend any farther, but that was 49 seconds or so with stopping once or twice to check things. The biggest selling point in my mind is that you can bend up to 1.5 solid bar with the HD kit, up to 0.250 wall 1.75, and up to 0.188 wall 2.0.

It's a little awkward to change dies, but it was the first time trying it, it should get easier from there.

I will keep everyone posted, I have a tube front on an S13 Nissan 240sx hatchback to do first, followed by an FD Mazda RX7 (1993 for you old folks who don't know chassis codes) and an 80's AE86 Corolla, back when they were RWD and cool [FACE WITH TEARS OF JOY] So I should be putting it through it's paces pretty quickly.


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