It's mostly for my Lexan electric bike dashboard, which is hard to bend with clamps. It's0.093 inch thick and takes all my strength, with the bender mounted to a board on top of my 1000 pound 20 drawer Hollerith card file with tools inside. Sometimes I mill a groove in the plastic with drill press, clamped guide bar, and countersink cutter, but with the new mods I may bend it as is, knowing it *will not move*.
I flipped the bar over so the acute angle was topside, added a sheet of Lexan, and positioned the bar adjacent the work, held at right angles to the base by the bending bar, then clamped it. I marked out 0.0500 inches minuse the 0.101 inches of the Lexan with protective film, and used an optical center punch. I match drilled two holes, separated the parts, drilled and tapped two places, reamed the two holes in the bar to0.250, reassembled, and drilled through 3 places. Then I flipped the bar into its working position, redrilled, separated, drilled, tapped, and reamed. It fits great!
I haven't used it yet.
The bender is on sale for $26.99. Buy two for free shipping. I recommend them, but they must be mounted, and these mods make a lot of difference.
Doug Goncz Replikon Research and now Replikon II Seven Corners, VA 22044-0394