Stand for bar bender

  1. Mikes Member

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    I have a 'Miracle' type bar bender which I would like to use outside of my workshop as sometimes it is necessary to put a bend on each end of a fairly long length of steel and my workshop layout just doesn't allow room to do this. I was thinking of mounting it onto a piece of RSJ which could be either fixed into a concrete base in which case I would want to make the bender quickly removable or alternatively, have the bender fixed to the RSJ and have a socket or similar in the concrete that this could then be dropped into. My concern with this is that it needs to be a relatively snug fit to keep the assembly from being wobbly etc and the associated problems of keeping the socket rust free and useable. Just thought that I would ask for any ideas that you may have used as I expect that this is a far from uncommon problem.
    I know that the bender is a far from precision piece of equipment but am loathe to leave it outside on the end of the post with a bucket over it.
     
  2. Morrisman

    Morrisman Forum Supporter

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    Try to find two pieces of square pipe that are a close fit, sink one into concrete, weld the other end to your bender.
    Make a cap that drops into the hole when not in use. Grease could be liberally applied to prevent corrosion.
     
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  3. Fraserb

    Fraserb Forum Supporter

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    If we're making removable posts generally I wrap the base of post in a few layers of paper/ plastic then concrete the post in, lift post out after concretes set and when you remove the paper it gives you the clearance required without the risk of rust.
     
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  4. Mikes Member

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    Thanks gentlemen for your thoughts. I was thinking of trying to form a sleeve in the concrete from some stainless but for ease, I will give Fraserb's idea a go.
     
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