Our Professional "C" Series Greenhouse Hoop Benders Tools Our first truly portable bending tool remains the "work horse" for the larger gardening operations and for commercial hoop production. It is a very functional Bender Series, even for the serious nursery grower. It offers much more bending surface, per stroke, than the "DY" Highly recommended for serious gardeners and small nursery operations.
The C-10 builds a 10 ft wide hoop The C-12 builds a 12 ft wide hoop The C-20 builds a 20 ft wide hoop
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So, Whats The Difference In These Bending Tools?
Our model number system is quite simple; Each model number begins with one or more Letters which indicate the Series followed by one or more numbers. The letters indicate the bender Series and the numbers indicate the Width of Greenhouse Hoop in (feet) that specific bender is designed to produce when using the recommended size and gauge of tubing specific to that hoop.
For example the "DY"& "C" & "PF" series each having the same three hoop sizes. Each has a 10 ft, a 12ft and a 20 ft hoop size. So what is the difference between a DY-10, C-10 and a PF-10? All three build a 10 ft hoop? YES they do. The difference is the total amount of available bending surface of the specific series.
All of the "DY" series have about 24 inches of usable bending surface which requires about 6 or 7 bending strokes (motions) to complete the bending of one 10' 6" length of tubing. Where as the longer "C" series has about 48 inches of bending surface thereby requiring only 3 or 4 bending strokes, while the "PF" series has 72 inches of bending surface requiring only 1 long and 2 short strokes to complete the ends.
With that said, what is the advantage of having more bending surface per bending stroke? While it is quite easy to bend steel tubing on any of these benders, none the less, it is a physical exertion and if you are planning on bending several dozen hoops on a regular basis the "C" series benders reduce's the fatigue from the bending process. The "PF"reduces it even more, if one is planning on building hundreds of greenhouse hoops, either for their own nursery or perhaps to build greenhouse kits for resale to others the more bending surface the better.