In this detailed tutorial you are going to build a metal bender that bends rod and bar stock for your decorative welding and metalwork projects.This bender can bend up to 1/2″ diameter rod or 1/2″ thick flat bar.
image/text credit: Tuomas Soikkeli
It’s a good quality tool that won’t cost very much to make.All you pay for is the materials which should not be much more than $90, depending on the cost of steel at the time or your purchase.
Drilled holes trough two 7mm thick mild steel plates and my wooden 50mm thick table, at the same time.Plate on top of the table is threaded, and lower plate is bolted to it throught table with 12 bolts.
Easy to expand later with templates with different shapes and radiuses.You can buy a new or used Chinese made bench top bard and rod bender for just under $90. But then you have a Chinese made bender that will work, for the time being.