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.
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.
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.