Have you ever wanted to bend a piece of metal tubing but were unsure how? Or perhaps you already knew the best way to bend metal tubing is to use a tubing roller but you thought it would cost too much for the little use it would see. If this is the case, check out the handy tubing roller I found at Harbor Freight and read this Harbor Freight Tubing Roller Review.
More Bend for Your Buck
The Harbor Freight tubing roller sells for a little over a hundred and fifty bucks. This tool is by far the most economical option I have found to bend a consistent radius into metal tubing in the comfort of my home metalshop. This heavy duty tubing roller was designed to bend mild steel, copper, and aluminum tubing. Also known as a compression roller, this tool comes with three sets of roller dies designed specifically to bend 3/4″, 1 1/2″ and 2″ metal tubing.
- Great for fabricating exhaust, roll bars, and more
- Bends outside diameter tubing from 3/4″ to 2″
- Incrementally creates the bend for precise control
Now do you want to learn more about this tubing roller?
If so, take time now to read and watch The Complete Harbor Freight Tubing Roller Review. In this review you will learn the pros and cons of this inexpensive metal tube bending tool, how to use it, and what proactive steps I have already taken on my new tubing bender to assure this tool lasts as long as possible.
There is a right tool for every job and for every job the right tool makes your life a little easier…
And if you are anything like me, operating on a shoestring budget, sometimes you find yourself settling for the less than superior tools your limited capital will buy. And where there is a will there is a way, Right?
My budget was how I found my tubing roller.
You see, it was not too many months ago when I decided to add rockers to my unique log furniture designs. It was then that I first started researching the best methods for bending metal tubing. For me, at the time, best meant most cost effective. And if you have spent any time researching tubing benders you know these types of tools can get real expensive in a hurry.
That’s when I decided to take a look at my local Harbor Freight at some of my less expensive options.
Watch “How-to Bend Metal Tubing by Mitchell Dillman” Now and learn more
As you can clearly see in this video, the Harbor Freight tubing roller does a fine job of bending 16 gauge, 2″ metal tubing. But beware, when it comes to the heavier gauge tubing you may want to start looking for something a bit more mechanized.
If you want to bend metal tubing to create rockers like you see here, you are going to need a tubing roller.
Learn the Pros and Cons — Watch The Harbor Freight Tubing Roller Review by Mitchell Dillman
As you see in this video, the old adage “you get what you pay for” becomes apparent.
Now don’t get me wrong, that’s not to say the Harbor Freight tubing roller will not get the job done. But like so many other Harbor Freight tools, if you plan on using this tubing bender over and over in an high production, commercial type of environment you should plan on purchasing at least several of these benders and start looking for ways to mechanize the action.
Watch this video to see how to modify and mechanize your Harbor Freight tubing roller.
Okay then, that about covers all the details of this Harbor Freight tubing roller review. Hope you have enjoyed the videos…and I hope this becomes helpful when you start bending your first set of rockers for your new log furniture.
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