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Old March 17th, 2009, 16:56
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Re: HMP-200 Budget Bender Build

Definitely a good job. If I had the time to or could find someone to cut out the side parts, I would build one myself. If you can have some extra side plates made, I would gladly toss you some $$ for you trouble.
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Old March 17th, 2009, 22:32
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Re: HMP-200 Budget Bender Build

What format are the drawing files in? Just looking at eMachineshop's software import function which looks for files with the following extensions:
.dxf or autocad
.iges - some sort of generic graphics interchange format
.igs - another way to specify IGES format files (?)
.step - another graphics interchange format
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Old May 8th, 2009, 23:56
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Re: HMP-200 Budget Bender Build

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I started building my Pro-tools HMP-200 with the plans I got from them some time ago. I needed a bender that I could use to make bumpers, cages, and what not for my vehicles(jeep,prerunner,bronco).

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I had the side plates made from 3/8" steel rather then the 3/4" or whatever aluminum that pro-tools uses because steel is easier to come by. I had the guys at my dads work program it in and burn them out.

I got an HF air/hyrdo 12ton ram instead of the 20 ton pump jack the plans call for. I saved some money and I figure if it does'nt work I have a use for it. I can always buy the 20ton later. One thing to not is that the return springs for the ram are pretty close to what the bender plans call for and they come with some nice eyelets that I will use too.


I used 1/2" black pipe for the stabilizer tubes. The 9" long .5" bolts fit through the pipe nicely.

I cut the stabilizer tubes at the specified 7"


I went to a nut and bolt supply and got the 9" long 1" bolt for the die pivot.


I am waiting on some pieces for my roller, roller block,roller pin, and base plate.
I need to source some 1.5"x.25wall dom for my die pivot.

I will have a working total of my budget bender tomorrow.
So how is the 12 ton working out? I have one of these in my garage that belongs to a buddy... I am thinking of doing drawings from his and using the same ram if yours is working.
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Old May 10th, 2009, 18:14
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Re: HMP-200 Budget Bender Build

Works ok. Seams to be enough power for the 1.5"x.120 hrew I have bent. My main problem is I need to lube the roller better so the block will slide easier.
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Old May 11th, 2009, 11:47
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Re: HMP-200 Budget Bender Build

I like this... I 'm going to invest time on something like this soon. Did you find out if the cutting program was saved at your dad's shop? If so x3 on the side plate purchase program.
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Old May 11th, 2009, 12:29
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I like this... I 'm going to invest time on something like this soon. Did you find out if the cutting program was saved at your dad's shop? If so x3 on the side plate purchase program.
No they did not save it. I have most the stuff to make another though and I think Im gonna build it maybe with a few changes and sell my other one.
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Old May 11th, 2009, 13:56
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Re: HMP-200 Budget Bender Build

Keep us updated to the changes you make. Thanks.
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Old May 11th, 2009, 14:45
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Keep us updated to the changes you make. Thanks.
Will do. I plan to make the new one able to use the speedway dies so I can have it to bend smaller stuff like 1.25"/1" and have my big bender to do 1.5"/1.75".
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