Frequently Asked Questions
About Rogue Fabrication
Rogue Fabrication started as Rogue Offroad Engineering, LLC in 2010. Our first product was H1 wheel centers. The owner (Joe) graduated Magna Cum Laude at Oregon Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Business Minor. Joe has been building/modifying recreational offroad vehicles and turbocharged sports cars for 15 years. He has experience from industry as a design engineer and as a manufacturing engineer. Our relentless pursuit for the highest quality, easiest to use, and most cost effective tools has put us on the map for fabricators. You can count on us for the tools that need to be in your shop to make you money.
We ship in locally made (never imported) boxes. We use fiber reinforced paper tape with natural rubber adhesive wherever we can. This extremely strong and durable tape doesn’t need to be removed from boxes when they are recycled, and it is less harmful to the environment to manufacture than any other tape.
Whenever possible, we use post consumer recycled filler material in our boxes (most commonly newspaper, it is very easy to recycle). We also use recycled peanuts, cardboard, and air bags.
We do all this to keep our forest land green and make it so our grand kids can enjoy the same trails, trees, and rivers that we do!
International Shipping Experience
Our company regularly ships products all over the world. We regularly ship to Australia, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, The Netherlands, Mexico, Canada, New Zealand, The Philippines, and Japan. We have many customers in South America too (Peru, Argentina, and Brazil to name a few). We can of course ship anywhere, and we have the experience to get your products to you on time, and for the right price.
We ship all international airmail and air freight with electronic invoices and customs forms. That means all the paperwork gets to your country days before your package arrives in customs. Now your customs has had time to research the shipment and contents, and knows everything they need to about the package. It follows a faster route through customs and you get your tools earlier without paying a cent for expedited shipping.
We have the best rates in the industry for ground freight. Please contact us for freight rates. We can ship international freight too, including partial containers.
We have experience shipping all around the world, and we can ship a Tubing Bender to your door in Australia for under $600 in most cases.
Rogue Fabrication 4Runner
This is the Rogue Fabrication 4Runner. It is meant to be a demonstration of what our tools can do (see how close fitting everything is?) Here are some specs:
*1988 Toyota 4Runner
*1989 Toyota Supra 7MGTE tubro I-6
*R154/R150 hybrid transmission
*Dual transfer cases
*Unimog 404 axles, stock lockers and 7.56:1 gears
*Rogue Fabrication recentered H1 beadlocks with 42” TSLs
Where are your products made?
Why don’t you make more die sizes?
Will your tubing bender bend 1.75x.120 tube? (or some other size)
What new products are you currently working on?
Can I learn how to bend tube on this machine?
Can I use your bender to build ______?
The Rogue Model 600 Tubing Bender can make just about any structure from bent tube. We have customers making race car frames, 4×4 cages, bumpers, sliders, motorcycles, choppers, bicycles, air compressor frames, raft frames, ornamental projects, kinetic sculptures, spec rally/SCCA/NHRA/SCORE legal roll cages, etc. Our bender is great for making multi-plane bends too. The only thing our bender doesn’t do is tubing larger than 2″, exhaust pipe, and you can’t have two bends with less than a few inches of straight tube in between them, excluding S bends and repeated bends inline (both of which require a pressure roller die. This is typical for benders that are less than about $8000.
Where are you located?
The tube looks flattened/collapsed. Is it?
What is CLR? Your web page throws that around a lot.
Do you sell 180 degree dies?
I want to bend roll cages and exhaust systems with one bender. Can I use yours for both?
Is this a mandrel bender?
Does it come with the ram?
Do you ship to Australia? Or _____________? How much is it?
We ship everywhere. We can ship via sea freight or FedEx or DHL. Even USPS international in some cases. E-mail us for a quote.
Will you take payments or lease your products?
You can do paypal financing right on our cart or contact us for business financing options ($5k min for business financing).
Why do you use aluminum dies? Aren’t they weak
You are wise for questioning the use of aluminum on dies. The only die that wears is the pressure die (the one that the tube actually slides through). Other manufacturers have aluminum inserts here to prevent tube damage, so their dies will wear like ours. We haven’t had a customer wear one out yet, I would expect them to do at least a few hundred bends before they have enough material loss to warrant replacement. And they are less than $20 to replace. We also guarantee our dies for life against damage. If we can bend solid 1.75 bar on them, you can bend .120 wall for the rest of your life on them.
When we designed dies for the Model 600, we started with a design that didn’t use weldments, and also didn’t have any members in significant bending stress. Typical tubing bender manufacturers weld a block onto a round die, and the tube gets clamped to the block with a bolt. There is a weakness in the design of those dies due to the tremendous stress in the area where the block meets the round die, and from the heat affected zone from welding being in that same place. Since our dies have the clamping portion separated from the rotary/main die, all that stress is transmitted to the steel frame through heat treated steel pins.
Aluminum dies also have much better properties to resist galling on steel tube than steel dies do.
We haven’t had a die failure yet, and if you ever crack one, give us a call and we will gladly replace the die for you.
We mentioned that other die designs use a bolt to secure tube into the machine. Our clamp contacts the tube with 100% CNC machined aluminum that matches the profile of the tube, which means no more scratches and gouges in the tube you bend!
What part needs welding?
Do you have the Harbor Freight part number for the ram? I have a 20% coupon I am itching to use.
I see the tube is clamped on one end, how does the tube held on the back of the bend?
Why doesn’t anyone else make a bender like this? Where else can I get dies?
Do you offer a military discount?
We do offer a military discount for current active duty and war veterans only. We don’t have enough profit to “slash prices” significantly to say thank you, but we can take a few bucks off. We thought this was way better than nothing, and it shows that we appreciate the risk and sacrifice our military personnel demonstrate for our great country. Discount applies to orders that contain tubing benders only.
Is my Air/Hydraulic ram defective? How do I fill it with oil?
All items not in our Swag category (like tools):
We accept returns for unused merchandise only. Returns of all items except those in our swag category are subject to a 20% restocking fee and the buyer pays the return shipping (we can e-mail you a FedEx label so you can use our discounted rates if you wish). Items in our swag category are subject to a 50% cancelled order fee (to combat fraud, applies to product only, not shipping). SWAG items are NOT RETURNABLE, Although we stand behind our products and we will help you work through any issues you may be having with any of the items we sell. In no cases is shipping refundable.
Items in our Swag category (mostly clothing):
SWAG items are NOT RETURNABLE. We are happy to exchange them for another size if the fit is not what you expected. For exchanges, there is no restocking fee, you just pay shipping both ways. Items in our swag category are subject to a 50% cancelled order fee (to combat fraud, applies to product only, not shipping). Cancellations attempted to be made after a monthly product drawing will not be able to be cancelled unless you specified in writing at the time of your order that your purchase was to be excluded from our monthly drawings. This policy is to be fair to our paying customers who are entering into drawings legitimately. If any of our sales or management staff suspects a customer of trying to defraud Rogue Fabrication pertaining to our monthly giveaways, you will no longer be entered into the giveaways when you purchase swag from us.
You are entering a legally binding agreement when you purchase products from Rogue Fabrication, LLC. Upon purchase, you are waiving your right to sue Rogue Fabrication, LLC, or its subsidiaries or officers for any possible loss or damage from the use of our products. This waiver also applies to any travel expenses or legal costs such as court fees or attorney’s fees. You are also releasing Rogue Fabrication, LLC, its subsidiaries, and it’s officers from any any all liability for the products you use. This agreement is transferred with the products to future owners and it is the customer’s responsibility to communicate this agreement to the new owner in the event of a transfer in ownership. Rogue Fabrication reserves the right to refuse any order they see as suspicious or which violates any internal policy such as our intellectual property export policy.