Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Happy Valley, Pennsylvania
agree with Live Wire. You can find those on ebay, occasionally for a decent price. The similar Parker is nice too. Be careful with the older chrome Rigid benders with a handle that looks like an adjustable wrench, they have a weak spot. The Imperial Eastman benders with the cranked handle are a pain to use. They are often found on ebay cheap, they make crummy looking bends.
Just wanted to add, people always say that the holy grail for hand tubing benders is the Swagelok. I got a decent price for a 1/4" on ebay. I don't really like the bend it makes. It has a really tight radius, which is nice, but it does distort the tube more than the larger radius tools. Rigid and Parker both sell the same kind of tool, it has two rollers instead of a shoe.
Last edited by unterhausen; 10-18-11 at 07:20 PM.