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Tube bender #8981591 01/03/24 03:50 PM
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Does anyone know of an inexpensive square tube bender to buy? Harbor freight has an inexpensive one but comes with round dies. I want to bend deer feeder legs to go on barrel.

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Your best bet is to cut one or some small "v" notches in the tubing and bend then weld it. Determining where and how big of a notch takes some measuring and math but not too tough.

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No such thing as a cheap square tubing bender that I’ve ever ran across but just cut the legs at 11 degrees, flip them over and weld together at 22 degrees and presto problem solved.

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Thanks for all the info.

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Just know that you’ll never keep the sides from caving in unless you pack the tube with sand. But it’s easier and cheaper to just notch and weld them

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Originally Posted by Ol Thumper
No such thing as a cheap square tubing bender that I’ve ever ran across but just cut the legs at 11 degrees, flip them over and weld together at 22 degrees and presto problem solved.


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Just know that you’ll never keep the sides from caving in unless you pack the tube with sand. But it’s easier and cheaper to just notch and weld them


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Re: Tube bender [Re: J.G.] #8983628 01/07/24 10:38 PM
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What size tubing you want to bend

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Originally Posted by Royce
What size tubing you want to bend

1 1/2 inch. Most deer feeder legs you buy for barrels are 3/4 or 1 inch.

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I bent mine on a straightening press. Just used a pin off the tractor where I wanted the pin. Helps if you have an angle finder to keep them all the same

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I just heated with torch and bent. 1.5" sq tube. Worked perfectly

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i used to bend them between trailer hitch and bumper may need cheated pipe. not tight bend but worked in the field.

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