Originally Posted by BoxGods
Originally Posted by mfknjadagr8
you could do it with a hacksaw and a heatgun and your hands but you're asking for leaks and trouble...even in the early days people built bending jigs for the angles...hardline it's something that requires precision you don't cheap out our you might regret it...I can only assume you've never bent any form of pipe
In addition to much better and more consistent results...you just enjoy the project so much more as well. I think a lot of people do this as much for the process as they do the end result.
I am contemplating coming out with a new and improved bending kit. Partially to incorporate all the feedback from the last few years...but also as an FU to the companies knocking us off =)
***EDIT*** Maybe I should have said no to that last beer
If you do that right after I bought this one, I'm gonna be mad at you.
That being said... I wasn't justifying so much buying good tools, just explaining why I went with them. The information is available across the internet on how to bend rigid tubing using only your hands and blah blah blah and while that may work, and for some perhaps it does... There's a Van Gogh for every art form, but I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that it's probably not me.
I won't be able to play all that much until I get my D5 end cap in and until my work schedule releases me from captivity a bit... but soon... the anticipation is killing me. I'll probably not be able to start playing around with the build until... after Valentine's day