Introduction: Homemade Roller Bender

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The main problem that people, who are occupied with doing various metallic projects and generally constructions, face is the bending of metallic pieces. The reason that this problem is arisen during these projects is because the metallic pieces need a lot of pressure, strength as well as accuracy to be bent. There are many machines to be used to achieve this but the cost is high. Although, the metal roller bender has been already made once by the ‘make it extreme’ team, the particular construction was not affordable by anyone as more specialized machines were needed to be made than the ones that can be found in any home. Therefore, this our 56th construction is more user-friendly to everyone, is relatively affordable, is extremely useful and it will fill with feelings of joy and satisfaction the people who want to spend their time productively.

Step 1: Home Girder

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To start with, we used a piece of home girder with total length 144cm, 18cm width and 9cm height. Then, we cut it in four pieces, 3 pieces of 28cm and another one of 60cm. We made the basis of our machine by putting the long piece on the basis and then we welded one of the pieces of 28cm vertically, on it. On the last piece, we connected another one piece of 28cm horizontally. In this way, we completed the basis of our machine.

Step 2: Regarding Piece

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Regarding the remaining piece, we connected it with a hinge of 20mm thickness and 18cm length on the horizontal, stable piece of 28cm. In this way, we created the moveable piece of the metal bender that regulates the inclination that we want to have on the bending pieces. On the two pieces of 28cm both the moveable one and the immoveable one, we placed 4(Y) bearing of 20mm, 2 in each piece. While between the two pieces, we placed a bearing with a flange of 25mm. The height of these bearings is regulated with some holes that we created at the sides of the metal bender in order to regulate the height of the central axis according to the thickness of the material that we want to bend and they have the potential to alter positions according to the height of these bended materials. In this way, placing three metallic axis, 2 of 20mm thickness and one of 25mm thickness, we created the rollers, on which the irons roll during the bending. The inclination on the moveable piece is made with a bottle jack that it can lift up to 2 tonnes. Moreover, placing a screw at the central point of the axis, we can put the drill to revolve the axis and bend metals as well as revolve using also the hand supported by a wheel that is located on the same point.

Step 3: Done

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One detail that increases the potentials of the particular construction is that all the required adjustments have been made so that the axes from the one side can be exerted in order to make some space to place the rollers for bending tubes or circular iron materials. Also, another crucial detail that increases the functionality of our machine is the regulation through the holes, with which we can move the bearings of 20mm away from the center or vice versa. This is very important as while bending thick metals, the bearings decrease the power when they are away from the center while for the creation of narrower bending, the bearings are placed as closer to the center as possible.

Step 4: Video

Finally, the particular idea and its original form came up five years ago and we should say that we are completely satisfied with its performance. To sum up, this time we decided to make this construction to give to our viewers the opportunity to also, try to make their own metal bender at their own home through electric welding, using an angle grinder and a drill. Our last piece of advice is to be patient while making it as even this construction is simple, it also needs a lot of patience and accuracy!


Mrprez (author)2017-01-26

I own a metal fab. shop so I can appreciate what this gentleman did with a few hand tools. Great job,very impressive.

Make it Extreme (author)Mrprez2017-01-26

Thank you! :)

I get pdf

ShahS16 (author)2017-08-04

What is the price of this product and what is the fault in this product? How much size pipes can be used in this product?

ShahS16 (author)ShahS162017-08-09

It is a very nice product

ShahS16 (author)2017-08-09

What is the price of this product and what is the fault in this product? How much sizes of pipes can be used in this product?

marinbulum (author)2017-07-27

guys,what is biggest tube or profile you bent on it ? im gonna make one in next few days,just courious :) by the way great job and welding skills

tytower made it! (author)2017-04-25

Mad mine to put some pipe and angle iron specific rollers on the shafts

Kalle Klæp (author)2017-02-04

I have enjoyed to watch some of your Youtube videos. I must say, again you've created a very useful tool. Thank's a lot for sharing it with us.

Glad you like it! :)



Thank you very much!

veryrealperson (author)2017-02-12

provide some additional information about the jack. bearings, where you sourced the steel, the dies etc. I don't think you could build this with the information you gave. Cool you build these tools but I wish the documentation was more in depth.

Barb37 (author)2017-01-30

Great use of basic skills and tools to make another basic tool! Your end product looks very professional!

Make it Extreme (author)Barb372017-01-31

Thank you very much! :)

woodie1949 (author)2017-01-29

Does the I bean have to be so heavy?

RudiA4 (author)2017-01-29

What is the thickest pipe that can be rolled with this roller?

buckw65 (author)2017-01-29

very nice work!! I will be building this myself shortly

Make it Extreme (author)buckw652017-01-29

Cool! Thank you! :)

KevinV116 (author)2017-01-28

A great , well made piece of machinery and would like to make one. Do you have any drawings, even rough ones, with more complete measurements. I could probably work them out by judgement but it would be easier to have.

woodie1949 (author)2017-01-28

Are there Drawings that are in Inch?

acarlosrs (author)2017-01-27

Muito bom. Parabéns pelo belo trabalho.


JamesJ84 (author)2017-01-27

Brilliant,a beautiful piece of machinery.Well done.

Make it Extreme (author)JamesJ842017-01-27

Thank you!

AlexandrosM7 (author)2017-01-27

great work guys!!keep on

Thanks Alexandros! :)

jdanielb (author)2017-01-27

This is a great build. Ya'll did a great job. About how many hours did it take to complete?

emchob (author)2017-01-26

Thank you!

Very good combination of materials! Extremely useful!

Make it Extreme (author)emchob2017-01-27

Thank you! :)

woodie1949 (author)2017-01-26

What size did you make the Wheel?

woodie1949 (author)2017-01-26

What is the dia of the 3 shifts (can't see in the photo)

zposner (author)2017-01-26

Looks totally professional with the green paint

Make it Extreme (author)zposner2017-01-26

Thank you! :)

h9392 (author)2017-01-26

Amazing ! Beautiful ! Excellant workmanship !

Make it Extreme (author)h93922017-01-26

Thank you! :)

Josehf Murchison (author)2017-01-26

Very nice

Thank you!

BigRob215275 (author)2017-01-26

Good project but poorly described, no parts lists or their descriptions.

popwar (author)2017-01-26

@noch100 The bender that you have linked is a great tool but not used in the same roll bending application.

popwar (author)popwar2017-01-26

@Make it Extreme Beautiful tool, great use of material. Very clean end product.

Make it Extreme (author)popwar2017-01-26

Thank you! :)

smanton (author)2017-01-26

Excellent job! Well filmed too.

Make it Extreme (author)smanton2017-01-26

Thank you! :)

geofffr (author)2017-01-26

I would like to think that a home shop project will turn out as well as yours did! A very handsome machine tool.

dickda (author)2017-01-26


Make it Extreme (author)dickda2017-01-26

Thank you! :)

AndrewK236 (author)2017-01-26

Вы лучшие! Спасибо!


Dontrix (author)2017-01-26

Great Tool.. and excellent soldering skill..

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