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I've got a Hossfeld bender, most of the benders out there are copies of the Hossfeld and many will use Hossfeld dies.
If you find out it will then you can go here:

http://www.hossfeldbender.com/

And see what's available. Typically about $160-225 for a die set. And a single die set won't do much. For instance if you wanted to bend 1.5" 16ga tube in a 6" radius that's one die set. If you want to bend the same tube in a 8" radius that's another set, if you want to bend a different ga. than can often be another set. I've got about $3000 in dies for my machine and it's still not anywhere close to enough.
JohnnyB

PS. Just checked http://www.irvansmith.com/catalog2/parts/hybend-tubing-bender.shtml

And it says it will use Hossfeld dies and shoes



Edited by - jbranson on Jul 17 2006 02:17:12 AM
 

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thats pretty cool looking. hydro on a bench. is that an electric pump motor on the bottom shelf??

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hossfeld made a hydro attachment for thier bender. but the bender itself should say hossfeld on it. you gotta be ebnding some big shit to need a hydrolic attachment. unless its really fast, which i somehoe doubt. or, i guess doing alot of shit.

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Joe is correct about the hydraulics. Expensive and mostly only needed if you are doing production work. But...nice to have.

Matt, pretty sure I have 1 1/4" and 1 1/8" dies in about the tightest radius available...say around 5-7"

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weve bent some seriously huge shit in the shop with the hossfeld. if its production stuff, or big material, randy send his shit out. becasue its not worth wasting the time to do it, and to keep it accurate im guessing. but it'd be nice just to move a lever instead of cranking on a 54" lever.

jc (who cant type today)
 
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