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Bending Wire

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by MNorton, Dec 17, 2020.

  1. MNorton

    MNorton New Member

    Any suggestions on how to bend smaller gauge wire? 10, 8, and 6
  2. Westcoast

    Westcoast Well-Known Member

    Get a section of thin pipe, maybe 1/2 to 3/4” and use it as a cheater bar.
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  3. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    A table vise.
  4. Frank E. Kotula

    Frank E. Kotula master, judge, instructor

  5. DTS 1046

    DTS 1046 Member

    Look up easy bender. I purchased mine back in the late 70s or early 80s, and it makes bending wires easy. Larger all thread, go to Harbor Freight.
  6. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    Vise and a ballpeen hammer
  7. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

    or a closed end wrench. Slide the wire through the closed end of the wrench to where the bend will be and use the wrench as a cheater bar to bend it
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  8. joeym

    joeym Old Murphey

    I have a 1/4" hole drilled in my mounting stand. I slide the wire through it, then slip a short piece (maybe 6 inches long) of 3/8 tubing over the wire to use as a cheater, and to make it bend exactly where I want. I apply pressure and bend it to whatever angle I desire.
  9. Wildthings

    Wildthings Well-Known Member

    Also my large bolt/wire cutters have bending nubs on them
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2020