From CNC benders to heavy-duty benders, to right and left tube benders, to specialty benders there are a lot of tube bending machines and options to chose from. With so many options it is no wonder that buying a tube and pipe bender can seem like an overwhelming process. The good news, it doesn’t have to be!
How to Buy a Tube and Pipe Bender
The key to purchasing the correct tube and pipe bender for your application is often accurately gathering all of the specification data and providing that data to the distributor or manufacturer you are working with.
Some of the specifications that are important include things like the tube OD, tube WT, tightest bend radius, how many bends are in your part, annual volume expectations, the material type, and if a fully automated or integrated system is necessary. These specifications are a good starting point, but the more detail you can provide the better a supplier or manufacturer is going to be able to match you to a bending solution.
Need a Little Help?
There are a lot of variables to consider when purchasing a tube and pipe bender. Every application is going to have different necessary and optional specification, and gathering all of the data needed to make your purchasing decision can be time-consuming. We’ve created the Tube Bender Buying Checklist to help you navigate this process.
This checklist is designed to help you quickly and accurately gather all of the information you’ll need to purchase a tube and pipe bender. The Tube Bender Buying Checklist is one of the tools we offer to help ensure you have all the information you need to make the best purchasing decision.
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This post was published on December 5, 2017 and updated on December 5, 2017.