Need a tight radius steel line bender

Discussion in 'Wrenchin' Secrets' started by buick64203, Sep 12, 2021.

  1. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Ok, Im stumped. I need to bend up 5/16" steel line in a 180 but it has to be in a 2" diameter . Trying to find a bender that will allow that. Anyone make something like that?
     
  2. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    And aswered my own question! Imperial makes a bender that will bend a 5/16" steel line 180. According to the specs, the radius from center of tube will be 11/16" so doubling that will give me a 1.375 diameter . And it was $44 on Amazon. Now I cant wait to get it!
     
  3. wkillgs

    wkillgs Gold Level Contributor

    Or just find a pulley/sheath with a 2" diameter. As long as the line fits tight, it should keep the tubing from kinking.
     
  4. Gallagher

    Gallagher Founders Club Member

    Trick tools has some nice benders. I don't think they have any for $44 though.
     
  5. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    I have benders in my truck that will do that. You're welcome to come over n use it
     
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  6. newmexguy

    newmexguy Well-Known Member

    Something like this? This is what I believe to be a 3/8" line, some kind of power steering return line to box. Have no idea what original apps were.
     

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  7. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Got my new bender and I'm fairly impressed. Bent up a 5/16" line in a 180 in a 1 3/4" diameter.

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  8. Briz

    Briz Platinum Level Contributor

    Gotta link to that one? Like it
     
  9. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    It's an imperial 470FH. You can Google it. Bends 3/8" steel tube 180 in a 2 3/8" diameter
     

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  10. Max Damage

    Max Damage I'm Working on it!

    I have a bender that bugs me, because it dents the tubing where it applies pressure. It's only a tiny visual defect , but it still bugs me. That one looks higher quality.
     
  11. Lane in Mt.Hermon

    Lane in Mt.Hermon Well-Known Member

    I googled it and like it too briz ........ gotta have one now.
     

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