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The JD Squared Model 3 bender retails for an affordable $395 and is currently available (as of this writing) for $295 direct from the manufacturer. It features rugged all-steel construction, CNC-machined parts, all links constructed from half-inch thick steel, and a multitude of available die sets. Plus, it's capable of bending both mild steel and 4130 chrome-moly tubing from .5 to 2 inches, or .5- to 1.5-inch square tubing. The standard degree pointer and 36-inch telescoping handle gives you plenty of added bang for the buck.