I need to bend some 7" to 9" pieces of 1/4" titanium rod into a c-shape. Man that stuff is tough. Banging on it with a hefty hammer on the horn of an anvil and then squeezing it in a vise works pretty well but scars it up and is making my arthritis worse. I've been looking at the benders available from northerntool, harbor freight, etc. but question whether they are strong enough. Anyone have any suggestions for a simple bender I can buy or make for $100 or less?
18 years ago