EZ Bend tubing Bender, 90 Degree Tube Bender, 180 Degree Tubing Bender
If you build race cars, you know that the ability to bend and shape tubing material is essential in ensuring the stability of the car and the safety of the driver. But most high-end benders are beyond the reach of the average weekend warrior. The E-Z Bend tubing benders from MidAmerican Equipment & Supplies are designed and built not only for strength and durability but with price and ease of operation in mind. With 40 years of racing experience, and input from fellow racers, E-Z Bend features the strongest, most affordable, and easiest operating tubing benders on the market today. Tubing benders currently on the market from E-Z Bend include the 90° and the 180° Bender.
Each tubing bender comes with a free copy of the Bend-It computer program for easy bending calculations. Also included is a free video demonstrating the use of the 90° Tubing Bender, the 180° Tubing Bender, and also our Metal Brake.
Why E-Z Bend?
There are two types of benders on the market. One style is horizontal and the other is vertical. The following may help you in deciding which is best for you. Horizontal units require a lot of floor space. As an example, to make a 40" hoop, you will need a minimum of 40" in front and on one side of the horizontal bender. If you purchase a horizontal unit that is not powered by hydraulics, you will need to make a very strong mount and will also need a long bar to bend tubing. Some horizontal benders do not use a full-length follow bar. And some do not have a roller system which means the major die or the follow die has to slide on the tubing, requiring oil or grease and creating a mess.
Dies and follow bars are the key to a good super-speedway quality bend. Steel or aluminum work equally well but, remember, aluminum weighs just one-third as much as steel. Some benders have 35-40 lb steel dies. The main reason for steel dies is cost.
Vertical benders come in two styles. One is the bottle jack-driven bender, which is very slow. Other vertical benders utilize small square-tube frames that are simply bolted together. With some tubing requiring up to 15,000 lbs of pressure to start a bend, that's a lot of stress on the frame and bolts.
The E-Z Bend Tubing Bender was designed with price, strength, durability and ease of operation in mind. With 40 years of racing, building, crashing, and re-building race cars, plus a lot of input from fellow racers, we have one of the strongest and easiest operating units on the market today.
All E-Z Bend Tubing Benders feature: Full welded frame; Rollers for follow bar; Full-length follow bar; Minimal bench space (6" x 6.5"); No complicated gizmos necessary to check bend angle; Heat-treated aluminum dies, guaranteed as long as you own your bender; Lowest price of any system available; Great for the small cockpits in today's race cars.