We hand craft modern-rustic log furniture. So why would we call on SWAG Offroad for their help? Well that’s exactly who we called once we’d worn out our cheaply made tubing bender…
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So my neighbor let me borrow his Harbor Freight Tubing roller, it was the cheapest way I knew of to bend steel tubing…and for about $180 bucks you can purchase one of your own HF tubing rollers, but you get what you pay for!
Here at Colorado Rock*N Logs we hand craft log rocking chairs, rocking log benches, rocking log stools, and just about anything else you can think of that rocks. So our need to bend steel tubing is great.
Until recently, we bent all of our rockers the old fashioned way. By hand.
Now, with our new SWAG Offroad tubing bender upgrades, we have the ability to bend twice as much steel tubing in a fraction of the time it used to take, for a fraction of the effort!
SWAG Offroad Harbor Freight Tubing Roller Electric Drive / Bottle Jack Kit
These SWAG Offroad HF Tubing Roller upgrade kits are designed to use the Harbor Freight Portable Electric Pipe Threader and the Harbor Freight 4-Ton Bottle Jack as a means to mechanize and motorize your manual Harbor Freight Tubing Bender. Each of these kits can be used independently.
You will notice in the picture below that I have not installed the SWAG Offroad weld on wing kit.
NOTE: SWAG Offroad highly recommends the weld on wings to be utilized in conjunction with both the electric drive / bottle jack kit.
All SWAG Offroad components are laser cut from 1/4″ steel. Return springs, bottle jack clamp and complete, step-by-step, color instructions, are all provided.
So let’s do the math: My Harbor Freight tubing roller cost me around$150. The SWAG Offroad electric drive kit $65, a HF 4 ton bottle jack $18, and a HF pipe threader $130, total cost = $362.
So for the total cost of around $365 bucks you can now have an electrically driven tubing roller that comes with 3 die sizes 1.0″ 1.5″ and 2.0″ round tube dies, and hydraulic applied down pressure. There is no other tubing bender on the market that comes close at even three times the cost.
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Harbor Freight Tubing Roller Dies
SWAG Offroad currently stocks 35 different sizes of dies for the Harbor Freight tubing roller. SWAG Offroad stocks round tube dies, square dies, round pipe dies as well as a universal edge roller dies set for rolling flat bar on edge, angle iron dies, and dies for rolling square on edge in a diamond shape.
Each of the SWAG Offroad die sets are 100% CNC machined out of 1018 steel for a precise fit. Every die set includes two outer driven rollers, one center drive roller and a premium replacement drive axle machined out of 4130 cromoly steel.
The SWAG Offroad drive axles, as well as the center drive rollers, are broached and keyed. Using the a key way will eliminate the hassle of constantly tightening the set screws and trying to keep the “wobble” out of the center drive roller.
The SWAG Offroad drive axle has 4 machined flats for the crank wheel which increases the grip and reduces premature wear.
So what does all of this mean for you?
If you are looking for an inexpensive solution to mechanically bend steel tubing without spending thousands of your hard earned dollars on an industrial grade tool, the SWAG Offroad HF Tubing Bender upgrade kits are for you.