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    Looking to buy an ornamental bender ( Need recommendations)

    I'm looking to purchase a smaller ornamental bender for scrolls, bending, and shaping of smaller material. I have looked at a few different choices ane believe something like the Grizzly G7153 or KAKA SBG-40 would be what I am looking for. Does anyone have any experience with these smaller bench top benders or have a recommendation as to what I should look at instead. looking to add some decorative pieces to my work to make it stand out. Let me know what you use and why. Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Looking to buy an ornamental bender ( Need recommendations)

    The Harbor Freight bender with scroll attachment is a good value for what you want. They have been out of stock and hard to find but they told me they should be back in stock this month August.

    Not sure about their scroll attachment availability.
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    Re: Looking to buy an ornamental bender ( Need recommendations)

    Thanks Burt. I actually looked at that one before as well and it looks like that scroll attachment is super difficult to get a hold of. I do like the price on the bender though.

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    Re: Looking to buy an ornamental bender ( Need recommendations)

    Here's a book to add to your library. Available for pennies online and well worth it!

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    I've not found small benders to be very helpful, honestly. The Kaka seems very cheap and I don't know that it'll handle up to 1/4" thickness even if that's within the specs. One of the things I've always disliked about the scrolling tools is that the leave the end of the scroll flat were it has to pinch to grab it.

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    Re: Looking to buy an ornamental bender ( Need recommendations)

    Quote Originally Posted by VaughnT View Post
    Here's a book to add to your library. Available for pennies online and well worth it!

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    I've not found small benders to be very helpful, honestly. The Kaka seems very cheap and I don't know that it'll handle up to 1/4" thickness even if that's within the specs. One of the things I've always disliked about the scrolling tools is that the leave the end of the scroll flat were it has to pinch to grab it.
    I bought that book when you recommended it a few years back.
    :

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    Re: Looking to buy an ornamental bender ( Need recommendations)

    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    I bought that book...
    Hope you found it worth the while! I probably read through it once a quarter.

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