Introduction: Metal Bender
With this metal bender you could bend 1/4 thick metal.... have fun making things and hope you guys like it...
Step 1: Tools
For this you will need
grinder,pliers,drill, drill bit, safety glasses , Ear muffs, spanners, tape measure, Vise Grip, Work Bech,
Step 2: Materials
Angle Braket 1"X1"x6" one Piece.
Metal Bar Flat 16"long or longer X 1" X 5mm thick one piece
3 Very Stong Bolts 3 inches long and Nuts locking nuts if you have them...
and some kind of sleeve to give the bolts more strengh.
Step 3: Holes....
On the Base The Angle Bracket.... Drill to Holes about 2 inches apart..
On the Handle The Flat piece Drill 3 Holes About 1 inch apart.
Make sure NOT to make the holes too big.
Step 4: Bolts
Place a Botl on the 1 Hole of the Base making sure that its secure and Not Moving At all.....
Step 5: Arm and Base.....
Place the Bar on top of base and place a bolt on the Second Hole of the base and middle hole of the Arm.
This Bolt Must be Very Strong. with a metal sleeve this is where the bending takes place....
Step 6: Bolt 3 Support Bolt.
place a bolt on the last hole of the arm making sure that its secure and Not Moving......
once all is assembled get bending... 1/4 thick material is ok to bend with this particular model.
To bend push arm away from your body. base must be placed on a Vise make sure its secure.
place material to be bended on the out side of Bolt one, making sure that it goes on top or the inside of Bolt 2
and that it goes on the outside of Bolt 3.. then pull handle "Arm" towards your body until you get the desired bend angle.
i made a wood handle just to make it easier on the hands.........
4 years ago on Step 4
I really like this tool. I'm going to my shed to get some steel from my odds and ends and make one today.
Thanks for sharing.
Reply 4 years ago
i'm glad you like the tool... hope to see pistures of the one you make.....
4 years ago
I have one I made 45 years ago . its a piece of galvanised water pipe about 1 inch and 3 foot long . Feed the galvanised solid rod into it and out at the end about a foot then the pipe is fixed with a bolt to a base so it can bend the rod 90 degrees. Turn the rod the opposite way in the pipe and bend the other way . Keep moving the rod further in and what you get is called wriggle bar and is ideal for shed trusses , cement boat frames ,etc. I'll try get a photo here soon