Item # 28135 BRAND: Eastwood

Eastwood Heavy Duty Metal Bender

Form bumper and fender brackets, ornamental ironwork and more
Form bumper and fender brackets, ornamental ironwork and more
Eastwood Heavy Duty Metal Bender is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 12.
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Eastwood Heavy Duty Metal Bender

Description

The Eastwood Heavy Duty Metal Bender is a high quality, industrial style tool capable of generating a powerful leveraged force to create 180° or greater repeatable bends in mild steel and aluminum up to 2" wide.

  • Telescoping handle for added leverage
  • 7 dies
  • 1 right-angle die

Use this powerful metal bender to form bumper and fender brackets, ornamental ironwork, and more.

Specifications

Maximum Material Width 2"
Maximum Material Thickness 5/16" for 1-1/4" wide mild steel or 1/4" for 2" wide mild steel
Maximum Round Stock Diameter 5/8"
Maximum Square Stock 5/8"
Maximum Handle Length 44"
Height 34"

Bends solid stock. Not for bending tubing.

Contents

  • 44" Telescoping Handle
  • 7 Dies (1", 1-1/4", 1-1/2", 1-3/4" 2", 2-1/2", 3")
  • 1 Right-Angle Die
  • Instructions

FAQs

Q: How do you bend metal at home?

A: You can bend metal at home in a number of different ways and with a variety of different tools. Depending on the type of metal material you are attempting to bend, different strategies and tools can be used to achieve a proper bend. If you are attempting to bend galvanized steel or aluminum EMT conduit, you can use a conduit bender. Conduit benders are relatively cheap compared to other metal benders.

For bending more heavy-duty material like exhaust pipes, you will want to use a heavy-duty tube bender. This tool makes your bend very easy and clean. A high-quality tube bender includes a few sizes of dies to match the diameter of your exhaust pipe, and the tool will ensure that you’re not kinking it while bending.

Q: How do you bend metal easily?

A: You can bend most metal materials easily by using a tube bender. Tube benders can be used to bend most materials, ranging from aluminum to steel. If you do not want to spend the money on a high-quality tube bender, there are some tips that can be used at home.

You can bend many types of metals by heating it up. Use a plumber’s torch to heat up the metal to a point where you can easily bend it. Other at home methods include the sand method, which involves filling the tube with sand, plugging one end and heating the metal with a torch. You can also mix water and soap in a 1:1 ratio, pour the mixture in your tube, cap both ends, freeze it, build a form, remove frozen tube and bend it over your form.

Q: How do you straighten bent steel?

A: To straighten bent steel, you will likely need to apply heat. Just make sure it is not too much heat that will damage the metal. There are various methods for straightening bent steel including heat straightening, which involves applying controlled heat to a deformed part of steel in heating and cooling cycles until the metal gradually straightens.

Another method is hot mechanical straightening, which straightens the metal beyond the yield stress. Hot working is another method where the metal glows red hot, but it is very unpredictable. Screw presses, fastening devices and tube straightening are other more reliable methods that can be used to straighten bent steel.

Accessories

Eastwood Heavy Duty Metal Compact Bender Hand Manual Floor Type Bending Metalic Fabrication & Welding Machine

Safety Information

Always follow all instructions and warnings and wear proper eye, ear, skin and respiratory protection. When using chemicals always consult MSDS and product data sheets for proper safety precautions.

Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as claimed Bought recently the base was bent at one corner but I was able to bolt to floor. I didn’t get the 20 page instruction manual on how to make letters etc. The product will do what I need but I hope they will send me instruction manual. I would buy again and do recommend this product.
Date published: 2018-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what i was looking for Very happy with my eastwood metal bender well made and priced right
Date published: 2018-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Handy little bender. This tool went together fairly easily, once I realized that the screw driver that comes with it is shipped WEDGED inside the handle. I found no screw driver to begin with and the handle did not retract all the way - until I found that the screw driver was blocking the tube. Just an FYI check the handle if the screw driver doesn't fall out easily. A few hard wacks on the floor got it out. Tech support and customer service were great! It's different than the one I used at school, but is fairly easy to figure out how to get the bends I want. Seems well made for the price. Great for the home workshop. I can't bolt to my floor, but it bolted well to the heavy wood/cast iron scale I have.
Date published: 2016-06-03
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Questions & Answers

Can this be mounted to a bench instead of the stand it ships with?

Asked by: Dave F
No this unit is designed to be used on the offered stand only.
Answered by: ZachC
Date published: 2021-03-14

What's the widest 1/2" thick flat bar stock this could bend?

Asked by: Lead
The Eastwood Heavy Duty Metal Bender(28135) will accommodate a maximum width flat stock of 2 inches at 1/4 inch thick. The widest 1/2inch flat bar this tool is rated to bend would be a 1/2"X 5/8" bar stock
Answered by: vince
Date published: 2021-02-01

Is this thing strong enough to bend rebar?

Asked by: John
This tool has not been tested for the application in reference. it would not be recommended.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2020-09-16

Can this bend 3 inch stainless steel exhaust pipe?

Asked by: RFor
This unit will not be able to bend exhaust pipe without crushing it. Unfortunately at this time we have no tools for an exhaust pipe bending.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2020-08-07

Will this Bend round bar in to a complete circle

Asked by: George
This tool will bend up to 180 degrees.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2020-12-18

Can you purchase replacement dies for this model?

Asked by: Tyrelldean89
You will need to call customer service so we can enter a parts order. 800.343.9353.
Answered by: Bob G
Date published: 2019-12-26

Will the Heavy Duty Metal bender bend 1/2" square tubing - 1/16" wall to a 90 degree bend? Thanks for any help I can get.

Asked by: Gil G
This tool is not designed to bend tubing.
Answered by: ZachC
Date published: 2020-06-30

Can i bend 1/4" thick X 2"wide aluminum flat?

Asked by: Rigo1
According to the description, it is SUPPOSED TO BEND FLAT STOCK! IT IS SUPPOSED TO BEND ROUND SOLID STOCK (not 1"pipe...unless it does and the people answering all of these questions are wrong...c'mon guys! Let's give the proper answers here. Not the first time I've seen this here.
Answered by: Robert Strack
Date published: 2020-08-22
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