For a couple of years now, I have seen HF and others selling a pipe bender...both 12 ton and (I believe) 17 ton.
How well do these work for bending pipe on a "here and there" basis? I don't need something that is used every day but when it comes up, it would be nice to be able to do it on the cheap. Any frustrations with these that have come up? If it says it'll do a 2-1/2 sch 40 does this mean it will or does it crap out near/below it's listed limits?
It appears that it would be a little hard to control bends accurately, especially if you get into complicated 3 dimensional planes or multiple bends in the same pipe. Any comments?
Thanks for the input