I was at the off road swap last weekend and picked up a JMR manual bender. Dudes that thing is the most ingenious tool I have ever seen! When I was at the swap meet they had a 3/8" ratchet bend 1.75x.120 chrome moly. This weekend I went ahead and chopped the old school rear portion of one rail off and built a new one to match the other in less than one day... I already had a JMR notcher and a pro tools bender (sold the Pro tools and my cracked 1.50 die on e-bay) but this new bender is great! I could bend this 1.50x.120 mild steel in high gear, however low gear is very fast too and tended to be about half speed so I could get my bends really close to one another. A friend has a full power JMR bender and I really don't see the need for a garage guy to go that route. He has a shop so I could see why he might need to go power... But really.... I think this manual deal is more controllable than a valve. Sure beats Looking like a monkey humping a football like I was with that long levered protools deal. You could actually take this deal out to the races and do Major repairs in the pits, I bought the stand and degree wheel but, if you had to, this thing works so good you could do it right on the ground (in race pit conditions). You don’t need a bench for leverage. Anyways check out my Evil Duo.