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Using the CZ Metal Bender

Using the CZ Metal Bender

The CZ Metal Bender is a small but versatile device for bending relatively narrow sheet metal parts. Its flexibility mostly arises from its ability to bend complex shapes and to produce both small radii and relatively sharp bends.

Ady101/11/2014 02:23:33
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Anyone know if there's anything like this still around?

A compact unit which seems to do a comprehensive amount of tasks for ME stuff

(starting to think about Santa stuff)

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Edited By Ady1 on 01/11/2014 02:24:37

XD 35101/11/2014 05:25:50
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oddly enough I ordered one very similar earlier this week !

unfortunately I'm on the other side of the rock to you so my supplier is useless to you unless you like paying for freight ! but I would expect any half decent M.E supplier to have one or maybe EBAY ?

I am looking forward to using this unit as it looks like it very versatile.

If I remember correctly there an article in MEW for making one ?

Ian.

Colin Abrey01/11/2014 07:39:38
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Ady1, Try Chronos.

Colin

Roderick Jenkins01/11/2014 08:29:21
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Ady,

We bought one of these when they first came out for our R&D department. I bought one for myself a couple of months ago from Chronos and can confirm that it is the same item except that it now comes in a sturdy plastic tool box rather than expanded polystyrene. Search for Universal Metal Bender, about £55.

HTH

Rod

Ady101/11/2014 10:40:03
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Excellent, thanks chaps. Out of stock at the min but at least they are still around and I now know exactly what to look for

JOHN KNIGHT01/11/2014 11:44:02
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Axminster sell a "metal bender" which looks identical.

John

Robert Turner 101/11/2014 13:05:02
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I've got one of these and it's really useful. I never got any instructions, and I would love to know how to make the more complex shapes. Is there any chance of someone posting the second part of the ME article that Ady posted, or is that pushing copyright too far for this board?

Roderick Jenkins01/11/2014 14:08:47
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The Axminster Sieg bender looks quite a bit different but may be just as functional.

For what it's worth (not much), here's a Link to the instruction sheet included in the current CZ (now Groz) version

Rod

Lambton01/11/2014 15:24:05
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The original CZ bender was made in East Germany not India like the Groz version.

Neil Wyatt01/11/2014 17:36:56
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If Ady (or anyone else) can email me hi-res scans of the two articles I'll put them up as an 'official article' with a 'rights reserved notice' so no one has to flaunt the copyright.

Neil

neil.wyatt@mytimemedia.com

Ady102/11/2014 11:20:25
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All the articles are in my album here

My email is a joke and doesn't allow attachments, the articles are in 3895 and 3897

Neil Wyatt02/11/2014 13:36:30
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Thanks to Gary and Ady1 the full article is HERE

Neil

Robert Turner 102/11/2014 15:09:13
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That's fantastic. Thanks to everyone who made this happen.

What a great site!

Ady116/12/2014 01:31:20
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They are back in stock if anyone is hunting for an xmas pressy

Paul Lousick16/12/2014 09:10:59
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A good bender is supplied by “Metalcraft”. Check out their videos at

**LINK**

Michael Gilligan16/12/2014 09:37:18
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Posted by Paul Lousick on 16/12/2014 09:10:59:

A good bender is supplied by “Metalcraft”.

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That looks an honest bit of kit, Paul

... and it's nice to see the demonstrator has skinny arms.

MichaelG.

Paul Lousick16/12/2014 10:17:17
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Saw one demonstrated at our local "men's shed" where an artist was using flat bar to make steel sculptures. Very easy to bend and roll steel flat bar.

donkey16/12/2014 15:49:06
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Advertised today in the frost catalogue as a croz metal bender for £36.

Brian

Ady101/01/2015 11:06:06
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Had a go with my new bender last night and it all seems fine but I do have some IMO qualifications

The fits and build quality can best be described as medium, you must be careful to ensure all the sections and pins are as they should be, I'm going to tweek at least one pin to give it more length when it seats into the casting

The "maximum capacities" really are on the limits of what this tool can do but it will cope very capably with lighter model engineering jobs, just don't expect it to do it's max work straight out of the box, especially if you are a heavy handed worker

With care, and some TLC, this is a phenomenally versatile tool for the workshop.

At first when you look at all the parts and fittings you wonder if you will ever figure all it's capabilities out but within an hour or so the only limit is your imagination

This is my first ever widget, a wonky 4mm round mild steel scrap wire/bar about 14 inches long was turned into a "suspension arm" with the ends at 90 degrees to one another

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The wire is about the same strength as those hand grip exercise things

I also found more comments here

Final caveat, I used molegrips to tighten the clamp part, finger tightness is inadequate and the work slips

Edited By Ady1 on 01/01/2015 11:34:32

Ady101/01/2015 11:47:12
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