For the novice please note this is for use with solid stock. For tubing, formed dies are required such as in this article A Few Vintage PM Workshop Jigs.
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Rod And Bar Bender
So here is a second project from P. Blandford's "24 Metalworking Projects". This is another fabricating project that is very useful around the shop, takes up little space and can be stored away when not in use. If you make or repair things in your shop sooner or later you will have need to bend some rod or bar stock for some specific purpose. There are many different plans for benders out there, this one is easy to build and will handle basic bending work in 3 standard sizes 3/8",1/2" and 5/8", also works with 1/4 " but bends wouldn't be as tight.