Exhaust & emission control

If you specialise in exhaust systems you need to know F&S Exhaust Tool
With 25 years of experience in making specialised exhaust tooling, bender repairs and bending machine sales behind it F&S Exhaust Tools has the know-how and equipment to solve your exhaust service problems!

The man behind F&S, Mark Summers, has rightly assumed the mantle of ‘Bender Guru’ with many customers across Australia and New Zealand now calling on him when the shop’s bender won’t bend properly or they need replacement or special tooling.

F&S is not only the importer of the range of Blue Boy benders but services all other makes as well right down to hydraulic rams and components, even rebuilds are carried out at F&S Exhaust Tools.

Over the years F&S has also designed and manufactured special machinery for exhaust manufacturers and other industries where tube bending and forming is carried out.

The following information briefly covers some of the products and service available plus catalogues and product sheets are available by phoning Mark on 03 5854 6317 or you can download them from the www.fstools.com.au website.

Portable Expanders
These little Blue Boy units are a must for any exhaust fitting workshop. Completely portable, allowing tube to be expanded on the vehicle without the need to waste time removing mufflers or parts of the system to resize slip joints crushed by over tightening of exhaust clamps.

These units are powered by workshop compressed air through their own air/hydraulic pump. Just couple it to the air hose and use the foot control to re-size the tube professionally in seconds. Most makes of segment sets will fit F&S’s portable car expander arbour. These portable expander units are available in two models: The F&S Standard Portable Car Expander catering for sizes from 1½” – 3” and the F&S Portable Truck Expander for sizes 3” upwards. Machine Refurbishing

In a market experiencing rapid change and uncertainty, the option to rebuild the customer’s existing worn out machine has become one that many are now taking up. From ram rebuilds and tool tidy-ups to complete resprays and refurbishment, F&S can recharge the old faithful for a fraction of the cost of replacement.

Hydraulic Ram Rebuilds
Stocking a large range of shafts, seals and cylinders F&S offers a ram rebuilding service for those leaky, bent or broken hydraulic cylinders. Fast turn-around time is assured as F&S recognises the workshop’s reliance on its tube bender. Replacement hydraulic hoses are also available. If they don’t have the part in stock, they’ll make it for you!

Blue Boy Benders
F&S Exhaust Tools is the Australian distributor of AMH Blue Boy exhaust tube benders and offer a range of bender and tool package options.

According to F&S’s Mark Summers, the AMH product was right up there when the idea of commercially manufacturing tube benders was conceived back in the late fifties by Gerry Huth.

“Since its conception in 1962 AMH has been a market leader in tool development, reliability and quality based tube benders around the world,” he said.

Sam Grimaldo started the business in the USA, opened another facility in Canada in 1978 and now AMH Canada makes the Blue Boy product. “AMH USA is now a separate entity concentrating its efforts on production style bending and tube forming machines for the manufacturing industry,” says Mark.

AHM Canada exports 75% of its product worldwide. Customer bases exist in North America, the United Kingdom, Central Europe, South Africa, the Far East, Central and South America and of course Australia.

Stand-alone Swagers

Whilst these units can be manufactured to individual specification the “Big 6” version (pictured above) is proving very popular.

Tube Notchers
F&S has two specialised tube notchers with one to suit 1½” to 3” tube and the other 3” to 6”. Details can be viewed on the www.fstools.com.au website.

Specialised Tooling
Almost all of the specialised tooling in Australia is manufactured and supplied by F&S ranging from Nominal Bore, Angle and RHS bend sets to segment sets beyond 3” to suit engineering applications. F&S stocks a full range of segment expanders to expand tube sizes from 1¼” to 8” and they also stock Collector Formers in ‘two into one’, ‘three into one’ and ‘four into one’ in a range of popular sizes. Taper reducers in a full range of standard sizes, ID and OD sizes are also available plus replacements for the unreliable ‘slip twist’ swager tooling variations supplied on some benders over the years can be retrofitted with better designed, sturdier and more reliable tool systems. No more broken pins!

Catalogue & Website information
Call us now for your free illustrated F&S Catalogue and AMH product sheets on 03 5854 6317 or you can download it from the www.fstools.com.au website which also includes handy reference material for identifying tooling applications and details past bender projects undertaken by the company.