Tube bending is an artform, or it can be anyways. But it is also a skill that you can learn, and master, if you spend the right time and energy doing so. This skill can come in very handy depending on the type of projects you are building. Chances are that if you have every thought “Wow I really wish I had a tubing bender”, then you probably have had a use for one. Never building a cage? Never building your own tube bumpers? You probably don’t need one then. And if you are looking to cage a Camaro, a Mustang, or a Dart, then you are covered with great offerings from Chassisworks. Hell they have cages for a TON of cars and trucks. But what if you are building a weird one? Like a Hillman or something? Well, Chassisworks has a system that will allow you to make all the measurements yourself and have them bend it all for you. It works awesome, and we’ll be covering that in a story coming up on our Blazer project. But, what if you just want to do it yourself? Or you want to customize part of it?
Well here is your chance to see what tools and equipment are needed, how to use them, and how to understand what bends you need in your project. This two part video series from The Fabrication Series will give you all the terminology, tips, and tricks you need to feel comfortable sticking your first piece of tubing in the bender and letting it have it.