View Full Version : Bending aluminum tubing

04-17-2005, 05:18 PM
I need to know if 2024-T3 aluminum tubing bends easily using a tubing bender? Most of the bends will be 90 degree. The size is .750" od, .065" wall.

04-18-2005, 12:48 AM
Howdy Robert
It depinds on the radius,but you can cut a wood block in a band saw to the rad you need and screw it too a table with a back block too make a binding jig realy easy.

04-18-2005, 11:25 AM
Hi Sonny. I was, past tense, going to use aluminum to for the bender; wood's a lot cheaper! I just wanted to know if 2024 can be bent easily enough.

04-18-2005, 06:34 PM
Howdo Robert
I have bent 2024T3 from 4"to12" radius it is fairly easy as long as you dont try a very short rad.I used it in making canopies for boats.
Cheers Sonny

04-26-2005, 08:14 AM
Pack the tubing with sand to minimize kinking.