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    Wire Bender

    Wire Bender mini tool.



    Suitable for wire bends up to 4mm as well and sheet metal strips (steel, stainless steel, aluminum, brass, copper, tin can)
    by the addition of one small cylinder with internal dia 4mm over the shaft.
    Materials: one set M16 bolt/nut, a broken drill bit 4mm and a piece of flat bar 15x3mm.
    For bigger wire diameters is needed the use of a bigger size bolt/nut than M16 or 5/8".

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    Bolt nut M16. Using an 3.5mm drill bit do a hole from side to side.

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    Do at first a cut at the nut's center till the hole
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    and then a second cut removing the half 1/3 of the nut.
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    Cut the bolt at center till the hole.
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    Mark the nest hole for the shaft.
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    Use a file to clean up the letters and numbers.
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    Use at first an 3.5mm drill bit and then an 4mm to make a nest hole with 15mm depth.
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    Cut of from the broken 4mm drill bit the needed piece and then weld the handle at the nut.
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    I have used a piece of brass and a piece of aluminum foil for threads protection.
    Some bends are available on my YouTube vid.

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    Hi Kess
    this is a good post because any one could make this minus the welding
    but could just use a wrench
    this is also an easy tool to store
    good job
    Ray

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    Thanks kess! We've added your Wire Bender to our Metalworking category,
    as well as to your builder page: kess's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    Quote Originally Posted by shopandmath View Post
    Hi Kess
    this is a good post because any one could make this minus the welding
    but could just use a wrench
    this is also an easy tool to store
    good job
    Ray
    Hi Ray,

    Thanks a lot.

    The wrench can do the job as well.
    But a num 24 wrench it is little bit heavy for this job if the bends are too many.
    So if someone can't do the weld then can ask help from a friend to do this job.

    Regards
    Bill

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    Thanx for the great idea,Ive just made this device.The bolt diameter is 20mm,the pin is 5mm.It works wonderful!

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    Hi Resident114,

    I'm glad that my post was helpful to you.
    Also if you have some photos you can upload them here.
    I don’t have any problem.
    I like to see how it's made a similar build from another person.

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    Bill

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    Sure!no problem.Ive painted the handle,so as soon as it"ll dry I"post the photo.

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    Ok Thanks a lot.

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    That is one nice bender! Simple too build but effective, cant beat that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizard69 View Post
    That is one nice bender! Simple too build but effective, can’t beat that.
    Hi wizard69,

    Thanks a lot.

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