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Taranis

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Photo etched parts bender "The Bug"
« on: September 17, 2020, 10:51:34 AM »

Produced by "TheSmallShop.com" one of a number of models available. Cheapest was Amazon and arrived at least 6 days earlier than expected.





















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Re: Photo etched parts bender "The Bug"
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2020, 01:57:13 PM »

I wish I had found the link earlier, would have saved a few quid
https://www.historexagents.com/#product-gallery


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Re: Photo etched parts bender "The Bug"
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2020, 03:06:50 PM »

But what does it actually do. I can't work it out.
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Re: Photo etched parts bender "The Bug"
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2020, 03:35:02 PM »

OK I think I get it now. Don't think I'll be buying one though, a couple of pairs of pliers will do for the amount of brass I bend.
Mind you they look well made and useful if you are going to use them a lot.
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Re: Photo etched parts bender "The Bug"
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2020, 04:35:27 PM »

Hi this my is my brass etch bender not cheap but well worth the cost. I have tried over the years using pliers with some success.


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Re: Photo etched parts bender "The Bug"
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2020, 10:16:45 PM »

I think they are a great system especially if you do lots of modelling using etch or scratch built plate items, but otherwise a pair of parallel action pliers and flat nose pliers do me fine for the amount of metalwork I use.



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Re: Photo etched parts bender "The Bug"
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2020, 10:20:30 AM »

A miniature box folder, surprised no-one has come up with a press brake yet.  {-)
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Re: Photo etched parts bender "The Bug"
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2020, 06:25:47 PM »

A few plastic kits with etch additions have had parts pre formed, so certainly the industry has dabbled in presses!
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