Quote Originally Posted by Taw Paw View Post
I have a question on the compact bender that you mentioned. I am looking for the specifications on what type of material in can handle. I have heard of these just do not know where to look for one at. Also is it a tool that if you broke it today would you order anoter tomorrow? Thanks for the answers in advance.
Hi, I got the compact bender through ebay and is probably identical to the ones found on Harbor Freight. The specs are as follows:

Mild Steel Capacity: 5/16" x 1 1/4", 1/4" x 2"
Right Angle Bending Capacity: 3/16" x 1 1/14", 1/4" x 1 1/4"
Bending Angle: 0-200 degrees
Center Pin Capacity: 1/4" thich ( use 1" die for greater)
Solid Rod Capacity: 1/2"
Dies Sizes: 1", 1 1/4", 1 1/2", 1 3/4", 2", 2 1/2", 3"

If I broke it, I would definitely get another one since it is very handy at making common bends and is much better than hammering flatbar in a bench vise.

Thanks for asking...

- Chad