Re: Photo-etch benders - hinged vs "Razer blade" types?

Jack Burgess <jack@...>



I have a Photo Etch Bending tool and it works very well with photo-etched Running Board Braces from Yarmouth Model Works. I fabricated my first photo-etched ladder recently and used a MN004 UMM™ 3D Photo Etch Elbow Bender which worked very well. I then soldered the steps in place with the help of a Yarmouth Model Works Ladder Assembly Jig. Note: if you purchase one of these assembly jigs, you will need to purchase the bolts and nuts as indicated on the website. However, I could not find 6-32 x 1/2" bolts with the head the size needed by the jig. I ended up using the closes bolts I could find and using 5-minute epoxy to hold them in place.


Jack Burgess


From: [] On Behalf Of akerboomk
Sent: Sunday, June 13, 2021 7:19 AM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Photo-etch benders - hinged vs "Razer blade" types?


Looking at the benders for photo etched parts here:

I was wondering if anyone had thoughts/preferences/comments on the"hinged" types (MN004/014, or UMS17/18/19) vs. the "razor blade" or "just a square edge" types (JMC003/4/5 or MN022A/B or PIR135/195/300 or RP08/13/18)?.
I have seen the comments earlier about the "finger knob" vs "Allen wrench type (SHCS)" tightening screws...
Ken Akerboom

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