Discussion in 'Plumbing Tools' started by MorrG, Mar 16, 2017.
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Who makes the best pipe benders?
They all seem to be priced around the same.
Its something I've never thought about - but my hilmors rock
Hilmor for me as well had mine 30 plus years now , bit of oil now and then
old hils were made by bend it now
roths are krap so i hear, made in china!
why spend all that money when an elbow only costs 12p?
I have worn my Rothernberger's out! bent the pin that supports the roller on the 22mm side..
It does seem to clue you up on the quality (or lack of it)
of the pipe you are using .
I though pulled bends had less resistance.
(if that matters with todays pumps + tiny matchbox homes )
every rothenberger ive used creases the pipe and the hook digs into the pipe as well.. rubbish
hilmor or bend it now
Sounds like Hilmor is the one. I'll stay away from Rothenberger
What about Bahco? They look the coolest but they're the most expensive.
Benditnow used to make hilmor and they are made in the uk still
Go with Benditnow. They are the really the original real Hilmor and from what I read on this forum, actually cheaper and better than from the now foreign new Hilmor.
Why pay more for something produced in the Far East when you can have the British made product?
I have a couple of the Hilmor frame benders that must be 50 years old and they are still perfect.
Benditnow, new Hilmor are pants.
BHB-15/22 (15-22mm Hand Bender)
Hlmor is my choice bud
I have new hilmor, totally spot on.. about a year old and never creases/ripples the pipe etc..
I upgraded my cheap silverline bender to a nice new hilmor one and it was a good decision. Thanks for your advise, I'm pleased with my purchase.
I've had my hilmor about 11 years. Worn and battered but still does the job. However I have gone through a few runners (if that's what they are called)?
That site ontop of the pipe ?
Yes. I always call them runners even though I know they are not.
Are they called Guides?
Guides or slides from my part of the world
Guide here also.
I have a Rothenberger but its not very good the guides are crap. I inherited a very nice old one from a retired plumber. Unfortunately I don't know what model it is but fantastic, good quality.
I'm looking at buying a floor standing one. Saw one being used the other day. They are an awesome bit of kit, just bloody expensive for a decent one.
You can pick them up second hand.
I know. Always weary of second hand though as they are still about £100.00. Will be gutted if I only get 3 months out of it.
What about this.
Hydraulic Pipe Bender Manual Bending Tools Work Floor Standing 6 Dies 12 Tons
Was after one of the old types with legs. But cheers for thinking of me
This Bahco bender looks like a quality tool...
Bahco 60015 Tube Bender 15mm Bahco 60015 Tube Bender 15mm: Amazon.co.uk: DIY & Tools
Bit expensive though considering Rothenberger and Hilmor sell for around £60 on Amazon.
Bend it now
BC35 Copper Bending Machine
Looks good. The price looks better
When buying any form of tool the simple solution is to stay away from rothenburger
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