View Full Version : HF Compact Bender - Round Stock Help!!!

07-10-2005, 05:49 AM
I have been trying to make a 4" Square (outside dimensions) out of 1/2 inch round stock. I can't seem to ever get the bends in each corner the same distance apart. What in the heck is going on?? This should be simple.

By the way, is there any rhyme or reason to the size of die used for different bends?? Somebody please help.

10-03-2005, 02:56 PM
I think that practice probably makes or breaks the deal on the squareness of the piece your making. If you could make a reference mark on the work piece, say every eight inches and a reference mark on the bender you should have equal lengths.

As for the die, I don't think that the die has any correlation to the type of bend, but is supposed to be matched up to the size of the tube or stock you are using.