Huth 2806 Knee Control Pipe Bender
Model 2806 is designed for high volume shops that need quick, precise, bending and end finishing.
The 2806 offers the convenience of a knee pedal control along with manual and automatic push buttons. A reduced size control panel allows the operator to get closer to the work area for more precision and less fatigue.
The Smart Automatic Mode features an adjustable return-to-home position control. This unique, time saving feature increases efficiency by assuring fast and easy transitions between multiple bends. In the automatic mode, the automatic depth-of-bend selector ensures precise bending control through the use of an easy-to-read, easy-to-adjust depth of bend plate.
Model 2806 comes with a 5 horse power motor and provides 58,000 lbs of bending force. An optional 7 1/2 horse power motor is available for 25% faster bending.
The heavy duty swager/expander gives you complete end finishing capabilities. The swager end accommodates 1" to 3" tubing. The expander end allows for expansions from 1" to 5 1/2". With Huth's Accu-Sizer bull's-eye expanding system, you can dial in precise expansions every time.
Huth 3" Tube Bend (top on tube) vs. Asian-made
(Notice dimpling on bend in lower sample)
Huth 3" Tube Bend (tube to left) vs. Asian-made
(Notice tube flattening on the right)
The Easy to Use Pipe Bender
A compression pipe bender is an extremely powerful and versatile tool, but many who have not used one don’t fully appreciate how easy it is to use. When we get
people to do their first bend, intimidation tends to fade away and enthusiasm to do more takes over!
There are two ends to the machine … the bending end, and the end-forming end. We’ll focus on the bending end to show just how simple this tool is. There are 3
things you need to know in advance … the distance between bends, the orientation of the desired bend, and the depth of the desired bend.
Plot your distances with a marker: Mark your pipe where you want your bends, working from left to right.
Now turn the bender on … you are almost ready to go: Apply lubrication and set your pipe in the jaws.
Setting a rotation dial to keep oriented: Prior to your 1st bend, setting a rotation dial on the far right end of your pipe, set to zero, will keep you oriented as
your progress through multiple bends on each pipe. This is especially important if you are using bending program cards.
Choose Bend radius: Smaller radii give tighter bends, larger radii are more forgiving. Normally smaller tubes utilize smaller radii (larger tubes use larger radii)
with a minimum 1.5-2X the tube OD.
Bend to the right depth: Every bender has a depth of bend indicator, and automatic benders let you pre-set the depth of bend. The pointer tells you when you reach
your target bend angle.
Basically, that’s it. There are times when a bit more knowledge helps (When do I use a ½ shoe? What do I use for thin-walled material?). But these are compression
bender basics for bending with your machine!
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