Eastwood Shrinker/Stretcher Set

    Item #50143 Brand: Eastwood

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    Shrinker/Stretcher "Starter" DIY Set helps make metal-shaping jobs easier Eastwood Shrinker/Stretchers let you easily fabricate gentle radius bends and contours in steel, aluminum, stainless or copper. Compound leverage lets you form effortlessly, without making relief cuts, heating, or hammer-forming.
    • Reproduce wheel-well flanges, compound dog legs, trunk corners...anything combining a curve and angle
    • Shrinker/Stretcher Starter Set includes 2 jaws, 1 housing and 1 handle
    • Works on up to 18-gauge mild steel, 20-gauge stainless, and 16-gauge aluminum

    About Eastwood Shrinker/Stretcher Set

    Reproduce wheel wells, dog legs, trunk corners...almost any metal fabrication requiring a combination curve and angle. Shrinker contracts metal for inside curves; stretcher expands metal for outside curves.

    The hand-operated shrinker/stretcher press multiplies your pressure by a factor of 45, creating leverage to work on up to 18-gauge mild steel, 20-gauge stainless, and 16-gauge aluminum. Clamps in your vice or mounts on your bench or pedestal stand.


    Contents

    2 jaws (shrinker/stretcher), 1 housing, 1 handle, and instructions


    Accessories

    51437 Shrinker/Stretcher Jaw Set (The original-equipment jaws are of hardened steel to provide years of normal use, but if you work with stainless or a lot of carbon steel, the jaws will tend to wear out and replacement will be necessary.)


    Safety

    Use appropriate eye and hand protection when handling sheet aluminum or steel.


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    marginal quality (Posted on 9/17/13)
    Review by Ron
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    Only used the tool for about an hour before the pressure arm broke. The arm appears to be made from a low grade casting. This is not the type of tool you want to come from China. Spend the extra bucks and buy American.
    Great product (Posted on 12/1/12)
    Review by Roger
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    Why I do not buy this tool before???, more than I expected, A+ in the garage.
    OK for the money (Posted on 1/8/12)
    Review by Greg
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    Tool works well, but quality control could be improved. Right out of the box the paint was peeling, it appears the body was rusty before the paint was applied. Seems to be a good value for the money though.
    A Good Product (Posted on 6/7/10)
    Review by John
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    I just got the Shrinker/stretcher last week and fooled around with some scrap. It's very cool!! It's a bit slower to make a part with only one body and changing out the jaws but it's cost and probable use justified the purchase.
    If you're restoring a car, this tool should be in your shop! I'm probably going to make kitchen utensiles as well as car parts ;-)
    Worked as advertised! (Posted on 5/1/10)
    Review by Jerry A
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    I have had the set for about a week and have made several pieces for my '49 Chev. This set is easy to setup, quick to switch heads and precise to use. I have made parts bend where they needed to be bent without heat, and have made parts straight after putting curved flanges on them with a hammer on anvil process. I love the shrinker/stretcher and I don't know how I managed without it. I do know things took a lot longer.
    Excellent piece of equipment (Posted on 2/1/10)
    Review by Grant Marshall
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    This is the second one for our shop, good quality of metal, fit and finish excellent and like the extra set of jaws.

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