I could use some help with a list of toolmakers, big and small. I know there are a few on this forum as well. Once I have a list I can dive in and pull out what individual tools they have and pretty up the list.
I hope we can also build this thread with some reviews and user photos!
Thanks everyone. I recently came across http://oakes.bike/ thanks to this forum. When I checked a month ago, they had some cool dies and parts. However, the website is dead now. Does anyone know more about that company?
I expanded this topic to general tools, that are specific to the frame building process. It would be cool if people could post a picture and write up a quick review/summary!
Useful for setting up bends, fixtures, and mitering tubes
This is the only one I have found with a small V groove for tubes!
Magnetic base is easy to use
One tip: Cobra Joe’s video demonstrates zeroing the angle finder on the horizontal arm, but IMO, that arm can easily be +/-.2 off. Its much more accurate to zero on the “straight” part of the tube (circled in red below)
Maybe everyone already knows this, but I was surprised at how well pipe cutters work. to trim tubes. THe ones with six ball bearings seem to work well. I will find the exact models we use. Or maybe someone has the beta on the best cutter?