Go Back   RCCrawler Forums > RCCrawler General Tech > Tools, and Procedures
Loading

Notices

Thread: Bending aluminum arrows

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-02-2005, 10:28 PM   #1
owner, Holmes Hobbies LLC
 
JohnRobHolmes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Volt up! Gear down!
Posts: 20,283
Default Bending aluminum arrows

i saw in the ti discussion references to bending ti tubes by filling it with sand. would this work well for aluminum as well or would it try and tear? i think the arrows are Easton 7044 aluminum, but i dont remember. it would be useful to make some arrow shaft high clearance links.
JohnRobHolmes is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 05-03-2005, 08:43 AM   #2
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Ravenswood
Posts: 46
Default

Having delt with arrows alot. It can be done, but the bends would have to be gradual. The aluminum in arrows doesn't take sharp bends well, due to it's temper..
Unruely is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2005, 10:50 AM   #3
2006 2.2 National Champ
 
BENDER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Big Bear Lake
Posts: 8,328
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by johnrobholmes
i saw in the ti discussion references to bending ti tubes by filling it with sand. would this work well for aluminum as well or would it try and tear? i think the arrows are Easton 7044 aluminum, but i dont remember. it would be useful to make some arrow shaft high clearance links.
7000 series alum won't like being bent too much, without cracking. It can be done to an extent, I would use sand and gradual bends.

You could anneal it, by heating it with a torch in the area you want to bend. But, it will remain softer in the area you anneal.
BENDER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2005, 11:57 AM   #4
owner, Holmes Hobbies LLC
 
JohnRobHolmes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Volt up! Gear down!
Posts: 20,283
Default

thanks guys. thats kinda what i thought. i would like some fatty high clearance links for my top secret project. if i took a tumble i bet they would tear at the bend
JohnRobHolmes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2005, 12:18 PM   #5
Pebble Pounder
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: denver
Posts: 176
Default

just make some from 5/16 6061 T6 i did and i had to bend them with a slege hammer go to your local machine shop and they will lathe them for likw 10$
bigfoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2005, 04:00 PM   #6
Pebble Pounder
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Not where I should be!
Posts: 135
Default

Any of the Tool outlet stores, Harbor Freight or National type, should sell inexpensive tubing benders for auto brake lines. I wouldn't think they would cost more than about $10. They are made in different sizes and radius.
Jeepjunky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2005, 08:14 PM   #7
Rock Stacker
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Rachel Rays Bed
Posts: 93
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeepjunky
Any of the Tool outlet stores, Harbor Freight or National type, should sell inexpensive tubing benders for auto brake lines. I wouldn't think they would cost more than about $10. They are made in different sizes and radius.
Dont buy tubing benders from harbor they are not quality enough to handle many bends before they get all loose and sloppy ... i have used many of them over the years . if your going to be doing any amount of bending spend the cash and get a good pair from snapon or matco or Napa somplace that sells good tools . they are a little more expensive but they will last alot longer and you wont have crooked bends
triaxmaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2005, 12:32 PM   #8
owner, Holmes Hobbies LLC
 
JohnRobHolmes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Volt up! Gear down!
Posts: 20,283
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by triaxmaster
Dont buy tubing benders from harbor they are not quality enough to handle many bends before they get all loose and sloppy ... i have used many of them over the years . if your going to be doing any amount of bending spend the cash and get a good pair from snapon or matco or Napa somplace that sells good tools . they are a little more expensive but they will last alot longer and you wont have crooked bends

i heard that. i got a cheap one from ace and it was toast in a few days. i bent that damn bender bending metal.
JohnRobHolmes is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright 2004-2014 RCCrawler.com