The RDB-050 manual tube bender is revolutionary in design, function and capacity. There is no other tubing bender on the market with this unique and ingenious design. This bending machine is extremely powerful and can bend up to 2-1/2″ OD mild steel with a wall thickness of .120″ and 2″ OD chromoly with a wall thickness of .120″.
Besides the extreme power of this tubing bender, it also has three unique speeds. The proper speed for each application depends on the material type, OD and wall thickness. Speed one (4 degrees per pull) has the most torque and would be used for bending 2″ OD Chromoly or 2-1/2″ OD mild steel. Speed two produces 8 degrees (for intermediate materials), while speed three produces 12 degrees (for lighter gauge materials) with each pull. The operator can continue to bend in one shot without having to stop and reset the machine (operator can bend to 200 degrees without re-pinning).
The RDB-050 manual tube bender has no disassembly or assembly needed to produce a bend. Simply walk up to the tube bending machine and put your tubing into the hook arm insert and begin bending. When the bend is complete, return the machine to the home position and pull your bend out, or position it for the next bend. The RDB-050 tube bender can bend up to 200 degrees and an anti spring back mechanism holds each bend in place as the operator ratchets forward. Note: There isn’t a dangerous back lash when releasing the anti spring back mechanism (very important when bending the likes of Chromoly material). When bending, the operator simply pulls the ratchet arm back and forth without having to touch or hold anything in place on the machine.
This manual tubing bender has been so well thought out that when you change over the tooling the machine stays intact. All pivot points utilize aluminum bronze bushings and thrust washers, so there is no metal on metal. The hook arm has quick release inserts to assist when changing over the machine to a different size of tubing. A complete changeover should take no more than one minute.
The RDB-050 has been designed for the small racing chassis builders, off road crowd, rock crawlers, monster trucks, dragsters, dirt circle track, ATV accessories and much more. Solid steel tooling available for this bending machine is specific to chassis building sizes at this time. Our counter die system uses replaceable aluminum bronze inserts which provide the best quality bend on the market.
The RDB-050 manual bender can come complete with the stand, bend handle and degree dial, or you can get the machine minus either the stand or handle to fit the tighter budget. It ships via UPS in four separate boxes to keep freight rates reasonable. Some assembly is required.