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Rogue Tube Bender Assembly

Old 10-31-2013, 10:15 PM
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I bout a Rogue Tube Bender the other day... It was like $700 shipped with one die of my choice... in the end it was the cheapest i could find for hydraulic after shipping and everything... their dies are only $150 each which is cheaper than most other companies also.. great reviews as well...

So they see it as "if you need a tube bender then you can probably weld already" so they ship theirs as a kit... its pretty much just the base that you are welding up but saves a ton in shipping... still weighed out at 105lbs...

Its really easy actually...

First i laid everything out like it was suppose to go together as the directions said and decided where i was going to weld...



made some marks for the center brace plate so when i took it away i knew where i needed to prep the rails for weld...



clean up!



started welding things together... i use a hobart 140 with .035 flux wire...



front plate welded in...




first upright part welded in and cleaned up... i knew i wouldnt be able to get the grinder in to clean up all the slag once the other side was up so i went ahead and did it so i would have half as much mess...



welded the plate down to the sides...



when your balancing it... and it begins to fall... dont try and catch it...



All done and cleaned up!!





bottom is not cleaned up so well... its gonna be hidden and on a stand anyways... i still need to weld the upright plates across the bottom also...




Thats as far as i got today... im gonna prim and paint this part and then the rest a different color... not sure what two colors to use yet... the rest is a bolt together but ill post pics as i go anyways...


Not hard for any welder though... just be sure to not warp the metal by welding to much at once... i kind of did between the uprights... it started by gravity going down so i should have tacked it where it needed to be before welding in the uprights... thats when things got the hottest... Also be sure to use a square so everythings straight!
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:24 AM
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Awesome...lookin' good, keep the pics coming, I'm curious about this bender, seen it around online, but never heard anything about it.
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:58 AM
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Neat. There are a few other ones I'm looking at. What does this use for a pump and ram?
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Old 11-01-2013, 02:41 PM
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HF's...
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Same as what I'm gonna use.
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I really need a bender but i'm liking JD2's. I'm watchin'.
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We all NEED benders Brent lol
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Originally Posted by 94XjSport94 View Post
We all NEED benders Brent lol
'thats the true true'. (movie reference)

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This is on my wish list for the spring - will run a cylinder with a PS pump and a small a/c motor jerry rigged to save pumping by hand.
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I started a thread asking for reviews on both the jd2 and rogue fab.

Rogue fab joined our forum just to post. I found that interesting.

Dies are cheaper, machine is cheaper, I'm leaning toward this one myself as well. I'm just not as rich as Travis is, and I've got other crap to buy.
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Good news is, when Travis gets back he is gonna make some stuff with me


When do you get back this time? March?
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:34 AM
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I aint rich! lol... Im just gonna buy stuff while i can thats high dollar... Lol... Thats really about it though... The rest is smaller stuff i can buy over time even if i dont have this job... Ya rogues im happy with... Jd 2 was $100 more with no die... Just didnt make sense when both reviews showed equal in everything else... I did buy JD2's cheaper tube notcher...
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:13 AM
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I had never heard of these guys before... Seems like a pretty cool group. I've been wanting to build a bender that feeds vertically for a minute now. Looks like a cool design. If it can really handle 1.75x.250" DOM - you have me sold (not that I'll really need that capability)

Finish yours please!
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Old 11-04-2013, 11:23 AM
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and yes March ill be back... i painted it before i left but thats about it... just didnt want it to rust in the shed while i was gone since it comes bare.... more pics of done and bending to come but gotta wait a few months... lol
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subscribed. damn, I don't want to wait until march
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