Services

Pines offers a variety of engineered services to maintain your existing Pines Bender. From fully trained field service technicians to control modernization and full machine rebuilds, we stand behind our machines. We stand ready to provide you with authentic Pines parts and service to keep your machine in tip-top condition and operating at its best for years to come. And of course, we manufacture custom-engineered tooling for your Pines bender tooling for your Pines bender, as well as any other manufacturer’s bender.

As an added service for our customers, our well-renowned H&H Tooling brand is here to design and manufacture tooling for all rotary and compression bending machines. Yes, even the others guys’ machines. And we’ve been doing it since 1961, providing innovative solutions and developing the tooling for most any bending application.

Over the years, H&H Tooling has established a global reputation with guaranteed tooling performance and continues to set the standard of excellence for bending tools. We’re available to evaluate your requests, to troubleshoot your existing issues and to provide exactly the tooling you need. Our team of experienced pros is focused on keeping your operation up and running.

Because H&H Tooling is Pines, we have access to all the historical records of every Pines bender ever made. This reduces the time and minimizes the need for our tooling engineers to gather technical details from you about your unique Pines Bender in order to tool your specific bending application. In addition, when you purchase a Pines bender, we also design and produce the tooling. Pines is truly the single source for all your bending needs. But we don’t stop there. We have been in business for 60 years and have produced tooling for bending machines from many of our competitors’ machines. If it is or isn’t a Pines bender, we can tool it.

For bend tooling inquiries, be sure to have your model and serial numbers available and contact:

Tom Wright
Western US & Mexico Tooling Sales:
Direct: 720-890-8850
twright@pines-eng.com

Jerry Buckley
Eastern US & Canada Tooling Sales:
Direct: 440-278-7201
jbuckley@pines-eng.com

Jon Canfield
Technical Bending Applications, Setup and Tooling Assistance
Direct: 720-552-8141
jcanfield@pines-eng.com

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Standard Draw Bend Tooling

The bend die is the primary tool around which the tube is formed to produce a specific bend radius. The clamp die is used with the bend die to grip the tube. The pressure die functions as a containment tool during bending. The primary function of the wiper die is to prevent the tube from wrinkling during bending. The mandrel is the tooling component that provides support to the inside of the tube.

Uni-Flex Mandrels

The Uni-Flex mandrel has become the world standard for internal ball style mandrels. The unique ball and socket linkage originally designed and patented by H&H Tooling, provides unmatched setup and bending characteristics.

Wiper Dies & Tips

Wiper dies are available in the standard solid style or in the replaceable tip style.

Reverse Interlocking Draw Bend Tools

Originally designed and patented by H&H Tooling in 1963, Interlock tooling is distinctive due to its self-aligning rail design.

Compound Tooling

In short, a compound grip is a grip or clamp area with a machined tube groove matching the contour of the previous bend. These grip sections are defined as either simple or complex depending on the specific plane rotation between bends.

Serpentine Tooling

Serpentine tools are designed to exact outside diameter/centerline radii specifications requiring continuous 180° plane change bends.

Tooling for Square and Rectangle

The ideal method for bending square tubing entails the use of a bender equipped with an under nose split die actuator. The actuator lifts the top half of the bend die after the bend is made, which facilitates an easy removal of the bent part.

Single Finger Tooling for Square and Rectangle

If the bender is not equipped with a split die actuator, single finger tools are used to ensure the easy removal of the square or rectangular part after the bend is complete. The clamp and pressure die are designed with fingers that enclose the tube into the bend die during the bend cycle. When the tool holders open, the fingers are removed from the bend die and the part is easily unloaded.

Single Finger Tooling for Square and Rectangle

If the bender is not equipped with a split die actuator, single finger tools are used to ensure the easy removal of the square or rectangular part after the bend is complete. The clamp and pressure die are designed with fingers that enclose the tube into the bend die during the bend cycle. When the tool holders open, the fingers are removed from the bend die and the part is easily unloaded.

Vertical Bender Tooling

Compression bending is the method used on bending presses as well as on some applications of rotary benders. Work is wrapped around a bending form (punch die) by a pivoting wiper shoe (wing die) as the bending form is driven downward.