We are running a little behind on making these, the next production run should be done by February 15th, potentially sooner. There will also be a few revisions making the Tube Jig even more awesome! Let us know if you need one sooner and we will try to help you out.
Our new Tube Jig lets you setup and adjust bends, rotation and copes on any tube.
Then copy it and your final tube fits right the first time. No more guess work! Comes with
everything you need to design, tweak and create any tube from a four bend main
hoop to a simple coped tube and anything in between. Slots in the jig tubes are
for measuring rotation of cope. The bend centerline is easy to transfer to
tangent/start of bend.
-Laser cut tubing with cope angles and rotation slots
-For 1 3/4" tube. Will work with one size above or below
-Includes 2 small and 2 large hinges along with extension tubes
-Full kit comes w/ pair of every cope angle in 10° increments up to 70° and one 80°
-50 degree kit does not include 60°/70° and 80° coped tubes
-Yellow Zinc plated and black oxide on the small tubes
-Telescoping tube with overlapping lengths lets you put a cope and bend anywhere you want
-Large yellow tubes are 1 3/4" x .120 wall and small black tubes are 1 1/2" x .095
This tool will save you time, it only
takes a couple minutes to setup. Then you get to look at the tube jig,
adjust it for a perfect fit and have all of your measurements ready to
copy. This also lets you be confident that you bend once, notch once and
the tube fits right the first time. Another benefit is less wasted
material from missing a rotation or having to guess where a cope is
going to end up. The Tube Jig might be a new product, but we have been using and
improving the prototype for the last five years. So you can rest assured
that this tool is designed right!
Includes a pair of every cope angle in 10° increments from 0° to 80°, this helps to make sure your cope rotation will be correct. Thumb screws are used as jam bolts which hold strong and are easy to tweak distance and rotation. These are perfect copes for 1 3/4" tube, but also works for other sizes. On 1 1/2" tube the copes will have a little rotational slop, which is easy to center. On 2" tube the copes will fit tight for rotation, but will have a slight gap on the long side of cope, add that gap when you go to notch the final tube. Every coped tube has two slots which allow you to measure the rotation of cope. Drop a piece of 1/8" flat bar in and then use a magnetic rotation gauge to measure.
The hinges are another great feature, use the small black ones when a cope is right next to a bend. Switch to the big yellow hinges for large tubes with multiple bends. You can also put the hinges together for bending tube over 110° all the way to 180°. Each hinge has a long and short side which overlap, so if you run out of room just flip to the next side. The pivot point is the center of tube and bend center line. This is easy to transfer to tangent/start of bend using an angle finder and the radius die on your bender.