I did a search on tubing benders and found some general info, but I still not sure what to do. I thought about having a local shop bend some tubing for me, but if something isn't exactly what I want I will have to run back down and have them do it again (and pay again). I like the idea of having my own bender, but I am still not convinced I need to spend a lot of money.
I saw several positive comments about the JD Squared model 3 bender. With the proper dies, will this typically do any bending the average person would do? I am only using this for a home shop, but I am always designing/buidling new things and would like to have the ability to bend tubing in my shop. What I don't want to do is spend $500 and then find out I need to spend another $500 for the next project.
Is there anything cheaper that works (even if it takes longer)? How many dies to people typically buy and what sizes? Am I crazy for buying one of these for my home shop?
Thanks for the opinions, Nick