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CarterKraft

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Bend tech for me is a MUST have. It allows me to completely visualize the design and create really complex parts with only a cutoff wheel if needed.

I ended up buying a JD2 notch master to speed up the process but it is not required at all.
 

CarterKraft

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And it might matter if you are somewhat fluent with CAD, coordinate systems etc.
They have templates now for cages, bumpers etc. that might be useful for CAD challenged person but I like to input all my own pick points and go from there.
 

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Bend tech. Notching can be done with a grinder with a cut off wheel, and a second grinder to clean up the cut pretty fast. If you watch some of the tutorials on doing single parts or using the harpoon feature, you can do a lot with no templates. I have bend tech, rc templates, armor templates. The template upgrades are sometimes on sale for a pretty reduced price.

You do not need to be fluent in CAD. It is easy to figure out. spend about an hour watching youtube on bend tech operations from actual users, and not just the company.

I do also have a notcher that i use with a milwaukee angle drill (trust, you will want an angle drill unless you like broken arms and fucked up wrists", but hacking the ends of the pipe is sometimes quicker and easier to do with cut off, and sometimes the notches need a little love anyways.
 

SomeGuyFromOlympia

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I have Bend Tech too

support is great, I don't think that has been said yet

and the you tube channel is there
 

pennsylvaniaboy

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If I remember correctly bendtech has the print outs for notches? Its been many moons since I have used it, but i remeber it being cool. I need to buy a new one for the this computer.
 

SomeGuyFromOlympia

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If I remember correctly bendtech has the print outs for notches? Its been many moons since I have used it, but i remeber it being cool. I need to buy a new one for the this computer.
it should transfer
I have switched computers and transferred everything over

depending what version you get, but they should have the wrappers for you layout
 

SomeGuyFromOlympia

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looks like they are having some black Friday deals, just got a email from them yesterday
 

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If I remember correctly bendtech has the print outs for notches? Its been many moons since I have used it, but i remeber it being cool. I need to buy a new one for the this computer.
I got a new computer, emailed bendtech and they sent me a download. Each license is good for 2 or three computers , since I was swapping one for one it was easy.

X2 for appreciating their customer service
 
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