The UF-25H Universal Fabricator will make up to 180 degree bends in up to 1-1/4” schedule 40 pipe, up to 1-5/8” (outside diameter) 10 gauge round tubing, and up to 1-1/2” 10 gauge square tubing. It will also form a wide variety of sizes of flats, solid squares and rounds for all your metalworking projects.
This bender, that’s mounted on one end of the cabinet on the UF-25H is the same bender that’s mounted on the pedestal stand with hydraulics that makes up the UB-5H Universal Bender. The tubing dies and standard dies are the same for for both machines and are completely interchangeable. The bending capacities are the same for both machines less the additional heavy flat stock forming capabilities of the Handy Bend and hydraulic press that come standard, along with the handy storage cabinet, on the UF-25H Universal Fabricator.
Every UF-25H comes standard with the Lock-N-Stop Gauge. Once you use this gauge, you will soon realize what an important roll it plays in your ability to make precise repeatable bends.
The Lock-N-Stop Gauge, with its engraved numbering system, not only gives you a way to make precise bends of a particular angle (one that may be called for in one of our project books) but also gives you an accurate way to repeat any angles you determine are necessary for the projects you design.
Shown above is a photo of the Lock-N-Stop Gauge set on 18&3/4. This is the correct number setting for forming the 1-1/4” round tubing to 90 degrees, as shown being bent above. The 130 page instruction manual for the # UB-5, UB-5H, and UF-25H list all the Lock-N-Stop Gauge settings for power bending 45, 90, and 180 degree bends on all pipe dies, round tubing dies and square tubing dies that are available for these machines. The Lock-N-Stop Gauges on the UB-5, UB-5H, and UF-25 are identical on all three fabricating machines.
A heat treated Right Angle Bend Attachment comes standard on all three machines and is used for bending flat stock where a minimum radius is needed. Hydraulics are not used when using this attachment. However the Lock-N-Stop Gauge can be used where multiple parts of the same angle are needed.
Having the 25 ton hydraulic press that’s part of the UF-25H can be real useful. On occasion I’ve made special die sets for forming or punching special small parts in this press that I needed for one of my own projects. Shown below is more information on the use of the handy bend that comes standard with this machine. As can be seen by the specifications shown below the Handy Bend can do some serious forming of heavy material. It can also be purchased separately to fit in your own hydraulic press as long as you don’t exceed the 25 ton limit.