Item # 21320 BRAND: Eastwood

Eastwood Rod Forming Tool

Create bends in steel and aluminum rods

Perfect for fabricating new exhaust system hangers
Create bends in steel and aluminum rods

Perfect for fabricating new exhaust system hangers
Eastwood Rod Forming Tool is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 40.
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Create bends in steel and aluminum rods

Perfect for fabricating new exhaust system hangers

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Eastwood Rod Forming Tool

Product Overview:

Description

Easily Form Steel, Stainless, Aluminum Rod and Flat Stock:

Put the right curves into your steel and aluminum rods using this small metal tubing bender. The tool mounts in your bench vise to create repeatable bends of 180 degrees or more in round, flat and square tubes. A rod forming tool is often used to create exhaust system hangers and brackets. It’s also great for hood prop rods, pegboard hooks, wire storage racks and ornamental metal art. The industrial design and construction produce strong leverage to complete the best in seconds. Use it on round stock with a diameter up to 3/8-inch or on ½-inch wide flat stock up to 3/16-inch thick.

Five forming dies with diameters between a ½-inch and 1.5 inches are included with our metal rod bending tool. This produces a lot of options for gradual curves, sharp hooks and everything in-between. See the tool in action by visiting the Eastwood Garage. We offer many ways to form metal that have a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.

The Eastwood Rod Forming Tool Features:

  • Easily mounts in most vises
  • Creates bends in round, flat or square stock
  • Make bends from 1/2" to 1-1/2" ID over 180 degrees
  • Bend steel, stainless and aluminum rods up to 3/8" diameter
  • Bend flat stock up to 1/2" wide and 3/16" thick
Eastwood Rod Forming Tool
Make everything from exhaust hangers to ornamental iron work.
Eastwood Rod Forming Tool

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Specifications

  • Maximum Round Stock Diameter: Mild Steel=3/8” Stainless Steel= 1/4"
  • Maximum Flat Stock Material Width: 1/2"
  • Maximum Flat Stock Material Thickness: 3/16” for 1/2” wide mild steel or 1/4"" for 1/4” wide mild steel.
  • Handle Length: 12”
  • Constructed Material: Steel
  • Weight: 4.5 lbs.

In the Box

Contents

  • (1) Pin Base (Center Pin = 0.38” Diameter/0.19” Radius)
  • (1) Forming Handle
  • (1) 0.5” Diameter/0.25” Radius Die
  • (1) 0.75” Diameter/0.38” Radius Die
  • (1) 1.5” Diameter/0.75” Radius Die
  • (1) 1.25” Diameter/0.63” Radius Die(1) 1” Diameter/0.5” Radius Die
  • (1) 1” Diameter/0.5” Radius Die

Guides & Accessories

Instructions

Safety Information

This tool has leveraged rotating components that generate greatly amplified crushing and bending forces which can quickly cause severe injury! Keep fingers and hands away from moving parts when operating.

Handling sharp metal can cause serious cuts. Wear thick, well fitting work gloves to prevent cuts from handling sharp metal.

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Accessories

Eastwood Rod Forming Tool Steel Construction Bend Mild Stainless Steel Aluminum Rod For Round Flat Square Stock

Application Tips

For use to bending bar stock up to 3/8" thing along with flat stock 1/2" wide and 1/4" thick.

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small and mighty I love it!!! So simple, so small and bends rods with ease. So grateful to have found this and to have not gotten the giant rod bender that you have to bolt to the floor.
Date published: 2022-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great rod bender The quality seems good the finish could be a bit better. It functions as described. There was a bit of a learning curve. My first couple of bends were not in the correct spots. Not an error of the tool, call it user error (ignorance).
Date published: 2022-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Controlled Bends Performed quite well for bending 3/16 rod to a precise angle by hand. Exactly what I wanted. Much better control than trying to bend rod in a vise with pliers.
Date published: 2022-03-07
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Questions & Answers

10mm steel rod is possible? how many mm possible?

Asked by: Nishi
This tool is designed to be up to 3/8" diameter mild steel rod. This converts to 9.53MM in diameter. 10mm Steel rod is not recommended.
Answered by: CodyB
Date published: 2022-05-17

Are replacement dies available?

Asked by: Alan P
For replacement dies please reach out to us at help@eastwood.com for the dies needed.
Answered by: ZachC
Date published: 2022-03-11

is there a less expensive shipping method to Canada?  Wanted to order your rod bending tool and shipping charge was ridiculous!

Asked by: Jack
Please contact Eastwood's customer Service Department at 1-800-343-9353 to check on shipping options.
Answered by: vince
Date published: 2021-02-15

What is the smallest ID for a 180 degree bend of 1/4” SS? The website indicates 1/2” but the product instructions say: “NOTE: The Center Pin may be used without a Die to create a 3/16” radius bend”. Can you please clarify? Thanks. 

Asked by: Tony
Never mind. I also see in the product instructions that the center pin diameter is 0.38”, which is very close to 6/16”, so a radius of 3/16”. The smallest die gets the diameter of the center pin to 0.5”. 
Answered by: Tony
Date published: 2020-08-24

Can you bend 304 rod exhaust hangers in 3/8 and 1/2” round diameter thickness.  If not, can you bend heated rods on this tool?

Asked by: Duane510
The Maximum bending capacity for this bender is 1/4" stainless, 3/8" will not be able to be bent with this we have not done any testing with heating the rods.
Answered by: Bob G
Date published: 2021-05-30

I need to bend 3/16 inch stainless steel rod stock into a L shape. Do I need to heat red hot at the bend location first of can a just bend it with your jig cold?

Asked by: Gary
You should have no issues making this bend cold.
Answered by: ZachC
Date published: 2020-08-23

How can I set this tool up to make exact duplicates? Can stops be added or do you recommend a different tool?

Asked by: PatV
To make duplicate parts you could put a mark on the base of the tool where you're pulling the handle, or once you get the exact bend you could easily drill a hole in the base and put a small bolt in the base that will stop the handle at the exact spot time after time.
Answered by: Bob G
Date published: 2021-09-16

Great looking tool. Do you sell dies for this tool to bend light metal tubing? 

Asked by: WillG
buy some pulleys and make one. Different sizes pulleys & slot to move one pulley closer or further to grab end closer. something like this.https://www.jegs.com/i/NOS/741/15991/10002/-1
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2022-02-17
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Eastwood Rod Forming Tool
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