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  1. #1
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    any one have this bender? I know it is an import just wondering if any one has had success with it?

    saw this at american tool supply (advertising here)




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    [Edited by stevenj on 12-23-2004 at 08:20 AM]

  2. #2
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    I have the yellow jacket version, also have the reverse bender attachment for it. Once you have one, you'll never want to run linesets with out one.

    Never had any problems with mine.

  3. #3
    Awesome tool! ...I mean, I have one ...um, did I just say that? :-)

  4. #4
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    I ordered one

    x-mas present to myself. should have in 5 days.

  5. #5
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    How Much and what sizes does it cover.
    Also how are they for getting into tight areas, like around condensing units. Hard and Soft copper?

  6. #6
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    Specifications:
    MC-2500TB Universal Multi-Size Tube Bender Kit

    The professional's choice of a maintenance free, hand-type multi-size tube bender kit with an easy one-hand operation for bending soft copper and steel tubing of 12 different sizes: 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4" & 7/8" O.D. and 6mm, 10mm, 12mm, 16mm, 19mm & 22mm. This unique bender saves expense preventing the plumbing, refrigeration & electrical service technician from having to purchase many different single size lever type benders. Contents packaged in a sturdy plastic molded carrying case.

    Features:

    7 bending mandrels
    2 bending bars
    Heavy-duty tube cutter 1/8" to 1-1/8" (3-28mm),
    Inner-outer reamer tool for 3/16 to 1-1/2" O.D.
    Sturdy portable carrying case

    $179 PLUS SHIPPING OF $7

  7. #7
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    Originally posted by geno54
    How Much and what sizes does it cover.
    Also how are they for getting into tight areas, like around condensing units. Hard and Soft copper?
    They aren't bad, but if you get the reversable adaptor kit, then they truly get into a lot more places.

    Typically when I use mine I do as much of the bending out in the open (usually floor) and put up the piece in one big chunk. Not always possible, but works good when you can.

    Don't think I'd want to try it on hard copper either. I do wish it had an 1 1/8" die, but I'm sure there's a reason they don't come with it.

  8. #8
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    Had one from Rems. Very nice.
    Got to watch when pulling pipe out of the die after the bend is done. Die is made of some kind of plastic and I cracked mine.After that the die kinda wobbles in the push rod...no biggie.
    work to live not live to work

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