Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Beginners Fab Ep 36: Simple DIY Solid Stock Bending


If you work for any amount of time on Industrial, Off-road, or Utility style metal working projects, then most likely you will need to bend a bit of solid stock. These stock are varied in shapes. You may need to bend a rectangular, round, or square stock. There are a number of relatively inexpensive benders out on the market to help you bend these materials. Most of which are very good machines/tools. However, the question is...how frequently, and how perfect do you need your bends? If you need an extremely even, exact, or constant bend, then this method may not be for you. If though, you just need to bend some solid stock for a quick, budget project, then this method can save you a good 80-200 dollars.

All you need to use this bending method is:
-Bench Vice
-Thick Walled piping (It's best if the interior of the piping is as close as possible to the exterior diameter of the solid stock)
-Solid mounting surface for the Bench vice
-Solid stock

From there, it's super simple! Check out the video below to see how to use this simple DIY metal fabrication technique.





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