Bruce Smith

RJ, Folks


Actually, you just need to change your technique a little and the etch bending tool such as the etchmate work great. I learned this from Pierre’s video.


I place the stile on an outside edge – where the top and bottom of the tool stop at the same point – with the stile half in and half out of the tool, longitudinally. I then push that edge of the tool onto a hard surface (I have a small piece of aluminum plate on my desk) at a slight angle to start the bend and then just push it straight down. It takes less time to do than to describe and works great every time. I can see where the UMM tool is doing the same thing, with perhaps a little more control, but I just wanted to point out that the etchmate type tools are actually very easy and functional for bending stiles.



Bruce Smith

Auburn, AL


From: <> on behalf of radiodial868 <radiodial57@...>
Reply-To: "" <>
Date: Friday, April 1, 2022 at 10:48 AM
To: "" <>


CAUTION: Email Originated Outside of Auburn.

That was me with a UMM issue. Got it to work this morning.

Last night, whenever you hit the Checkout button, it would dump the contents of your cart, log you out, and put you back on this page.  Rinse, Repeat...

Evidently it got fixed during the night. 
I ordered this (among other things) for the YMW stiles:
MN004 UMM™ 3D Photo Etch Elbow Bender

I have a Mission Models Etchmate, but all it does is mangle the stiles. Requires you to push a razor blade underneath the etching and then fold up, all the while trying to keep the edge of the razor blade from moving.  Bogus. The blade usually gets wedged.
This little UMM guy behaves more like a conventional sheet metal brake.
RJ Dial

Mendocino, CA

Join to automatically receive all group messages.