I’ve been having issues with my 38mm tubing kinking in my pipe bender, which is not good if you’re looking to make a roll cage.

Figured out why. It’s a _pipe_ bender, not a _tube_ bender, meaning the dies are in BSP sizes, which is some convoluted measurement based on the internal diameter of threads used in plumbing.

So, i looked high and low to find some 42.4mm tubing (bsp 1 1/4") with a 2mm wall to make an insert into my plumbing pipe bender to make it fit 38mm mechanical tube :) the fact that they only sold the tubing in 6.1m lengths so i had to buy that for all of 30cm of tubing is by-the-by...


I’ll test it out tomorrow to see if it works :)