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garyhlucas
10-14-2014, 11:07 PM
I started a new job last year and I've been setting up a small manufacturing operation. I told my boss I wanted a Hossfeld Bender but I would wait for a really good deal. A number of them popped up on Ebay, but nothing that I consider a good deal. Finally I'm looking at one that the first picture is just the stripped frame and all rusty. Second picture is the nameplate closeup, so I move on. About a week later I look at the rest of the pictures. Suddenly I realize this one has every standard part, and the largest collection of Hossfeld dies I have ever seen! Pipe bending, tube bending, angle in, angle out, bulldozer, you name it, it's there. It was then I noticed the $600 starting bid, and a buy it now for $800, and it became ours. It showed up here yesterday. It looks sad because it is rusty, but the main frame and pins show no signs of wear. So we've 3 bins of dies that two men can not even get close to picking them up. I'm going to catalog the parts and post some pictures, this was one amazing haul!

DR
10-15-2014, 07:52 AM
I also got a killer of a deal on my hydraulic Hossfeld. To the uninformed seller Hossfeld tooling appears very crude, which some of it is. Mine was purchased from a dealer who had it as a trade-in. They're primarily into high end CNC's so this was not their expertise or interest.

I've added to my tooling picking up various bending setups at shop sales, again the crudeness of the tooling makes it appear to have little value.

ironmonger
10-15-2014, 08:45 AM
Two quite useful links for those who may be unfamiliar with the Hossfeld benders.

http://hossfeldbender.com/catalogs/
http://hossfeldbender.com/video-tutorials/

paul

flylo
10-15-2014, 08:51 AM
Great deal! I bought a probably never used Dacro on a stand from a school for $125.