Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Snap Collars for notching

Josh Hogue of Superior Fabrication showing how our SNAP COLLARS can be used in the fabrication of a custom rock slider. 
SNAP COLLARS - the latest cool tool that can greatly assist during the layout process in any tube fabrication project such as roll cages, bumpers, tube notching, rock sliders - to name a few. Positioning and locating tube in a notching process becomes much easier when using SNAP COLLARS. Available in most tube and pipe sizes up to 2 1/2". And they won't break your wallet!

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Try out a demo version of the "Easy Notch One Cut Calculator" 
- Make the perfect notch every time with less wasted tubing

The full version of this calculator is designed for and included FREE with all SYNC180 Notchers. (will not work with other notchers)

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Notchmaster Tube Notching

Introducing the Notch Master Tube Notcher!  Manufactured by JD2 who brought you the famous Model 3 Tube Bender.

The JD Squared Notchmaster is the notcher for builders who needs quick offset copes in tubing up to 3 inch OD! This design from JD2 is a large capacity, offset-capable addition to the popular JD Squared TN-100 tube notcher. The heavy duty steel frame holds a two-axis adjustable tubing clamp, and the ground and polished stainless shaft can be easily adjusted for offset coping.
The Notchmaster's 1 inch shaft is supported by sealed needle bearings. Using bi-metal hole saws to make the cut, this is an economical way to cope those tough applications!

The  Notch Master has the capability of notching  3/4" through 3"  tubing.   Constructed with a steel frame for solid, accurate cutting. Able to do angle and offset notches, this quality notcher is  a great deal at this current price. .
- Capacity of 3/4" to 3" OD
- Angles up to 50 degrees
- Offset Notching Ability
- All CNC machined
- Heavy duty 1 1/4" thick steel frame
- 2-axis adjustable tubing clamp
- Can offset notch up to 1 1/2" vertically
- 1" Polished Stainless Steel shaft
- Double sealed needle bearings
- Bolts to a table or clamp it in a vise
- Uses inexpensive bi-metal hole saws
- Requires an ordinary 1/2" hand dr
- Made in the USA!
Notchmaster Pricing and Purchase Information
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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Digital Protractor

An important part of any successful bending or notching project is choosing the tools that will provide the look and durability you desire. Whether designing a roll cage or a bike frame, a digital angle finder will help get the job done right!

 The Quint 11" Digital Protractor allows you to precisely set and measure angles in 0.05 degree increments. The stainless steel arms are graduated in 1/8", 1/16", 1/32" and 1/64" for convenient and immediate linear measuring. Features a hold function, ensuring you never lose your reading, and a reverse reading capability for those hard to calculate angles. The protractor measures angles from 0 to a full 360 degrees. Packaged in a protective plastic pouch with an extra battery.

- Large LCD display
- Graduated Stainless Steel Arms
- Measuring Range: 0-360 degrees
- Accuracy: +/- 0.2"
- Convenient Hold Function 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Tube Notching 101

Simple steps creating a perfect notch and getting most out of your tube notcher.

Many a notcher manufacturer will demonstrate how a notch is made using their machine but that is the easy part of notching. It's the right placement that's critical and makes the difference between a good joint and one that requires either a lot of gap welding or in worse case, starting over again.

Making a wrong notch is costly in both time and money. Using a common holesaw type notcher such as the NotchMaster by JD2, we'll outline the following procedures to help simplify and hopefully make for a better and closer fitting notch for many a fabricator. These procedures work - regardless of the angle and regardless whether the joining tubes are parallel, divergent or skewed.

A basic notch starts with laying up the tube where you want the joint. Temporarily secure it so the tube can be easily marked so it can be correctly placed into the notcher. Position yourself to view both tubes at the intersection from a right angle perspective so you can accurately mark both the centerline of the tube (to be notched) and the intersecting point(s). The more accurate the marks - the better the resulting notch will fit. Always mark the point of intersection on the obtuse (or greater) angle side as shown in the picture.

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Monday, January 23, 2012

The Sync180 tube notcher being used in a crane repair application.

Larry Elliott - certified welder performing mobile repair on crane booms.

“The SYNC180 with the lift kit has increased my production time almost 3 fold.”

Larry has the Sync180 mounted to a custom made hitch off the backend of his work truck.

Here he is using a 3½” holesaw on a 1¼ tube. Larry uses holesaws upwards to 4”. The Sync180 with the optional lift kit makes it possible. No other notcher can swing a 4” holesaw.

A typical week’s worth of lacing braces that have been replaced.

"I’ve been using the SYNC180 for about a year now and it has made my job much more productive... all tubing fits require a 0 gap all the way around and using the SNYC180 sure beats the cut and grind method! … It’s been a great investment.”

Larry Elliott of ELLIOTT WELDING SERVICES, Kemp, Texas.

Monday, April 19, 2010

A Niche For Notches |

A Niche For Notches |

"It's not the first notcher in the world," said Snyder. "It actually came about because other notchers always have a lot of limitations. We devised the SYNC Notcher 180 to make a more user-friendly version."