I am starting to build a tube frame for a go-cart and eventully want to also build motor cycle fromes etc.....
I bought this tubing roller - (without the stand)
Heavy duty tubing roller is designed for bending steel, copper, and aluminum tubing.
Great for fabricating exhaust, roll bars, and more
Bends tubing from 3/4" to 2" diameter
Incrementally creates the bend for precise control
Stand and square dies sold separately. Rollers diameter: 4"; Overall dimensions: 11-1/4" L x 24-1/2" W x 19-3/8" H
Weight: 75.75 lbs.
I was playing with it and like it. But trying to figure out which is better - a roller or bender? Benders are much cheaper and it is tempting to return the rollwer for a bender instead.
Also - What tool is used for crimping the end of a tube so it can fit into another tube the same diameter? I do not want to use fittings. I want to crimp one end to fit into another tube and then weld them together. Not sure what tool is needed to crimp the ends like that.