You don’t need to purchase a metal bender to get your pieces into shape. Instead, try making your own metal bender with a piston and a motor or pump.
This project lets you use a surprising amount of force for working pieces into complex curves and bends. It is still highly recommended to get the proper bending tools for the most control as you bend the metal, but fortunately, these can be acquired on their own.
You might also wish to watch the video and see what your do-it-yourself bender might look like and the many things you can make with it.
Image source: j morley
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