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brake pipe bender

Post by ibreadmore » Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:26 am

anyone got some good tips on a homemade brake pipe bend tool.

I am not paying $50+ to do 6 bends.

Or has anyone got one i can borrow, don't mind paying courier costs to get it here and back.
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Re: brake pipe bender

Post by Rookie » Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:35 am

I bought one for $10 at super cheap.
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Re: brake pipe bender

Post by JohnL » Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:07 pm

i just borrowed the one from work, can get it again if you want. Do you want to use my flaring tool as well?
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Re: brake pipe bender

Post by Not-a-Number » Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:44 pm

Bit of round wood, like a chair leg. Then screw a flat bit of wood onto the side to hold the pipe when you bend it. That stuff doesnt tend to flatten much so you can almost do it by hand.

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Post by bzrse7en » Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:48 pm

Mine cost nothing, just bent the bundy around a piece of 1 1/4" pipe. Sounds crude, but there isn't any flattening, as long as you are careful. Pipe benders are good for 90 degree bends, but if you want something like a 270 degree bend you might as well use the pipe method.
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Post by bzrse7en » Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:50 pm

Not-a-Number wrote:Bit of round wood, like a chair leg. Then screw a flat bit of wood onto the side to hold the pipe when you bend it. That stuff doesnt tend to flatten much so you can almost do it by hand.
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Re: brake pipe bender

Post by heavyseven » Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:08 pm

I bought something like this, no issue with brakes, but it was not fond of bending my fuel lines. It did manage though...
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Re: brake pipe bender

Post by ibreadmore » Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:17 am

Got everything I need now. Image


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