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Micro Bending Pliers


Paolo Roffo
 

https://www.micromark.com/Xuron-Micro-Bending-Plier

Has anyone tried these pliers from Xuron?  They look like they'd be especially useful for bending cut levers.

Paolo Roffo


Daniel A. Mitchell
 

They work fine for thin sheet metal and small wire. These are the smallest of their type I know of. Action is the same as the Kadee (and other) “bending” pliers, but they make a proportionally sharper bend. Useful in model railroading for bending stirrups, piping, brackets and similar. A nice tool.

Dan Mitchell
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On Oct 13, 2020, at 2:37 AM, Paolo Roffo <paolo.roffo@...> wrote:

https://www.micromark.com/Xuron-Micro-Bending-Plier

Has anyone tried these pliers from Xuron?  They look like they'd be especially useful for bending cut levers.

Paolo Roffo


Nelson Moyer
 

I’ve been bending grab irons for lengths not commercially available and bottom mounted uncoupling levers since DA raised the prices several years ago. I use  Xuron fine nose pliers. Personally, I think that the bending pliers would be very difficult to use for grab irons and uncoupling levers because it would be impossible to make repetitive bends of exactly the same length. The fine tip pliers allow more precision so you can place the bend exactly where you want it.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

 

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Paolo Roffo
Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 1:38 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Micro Bending Pliers

 

https://www.micromark.com/Xuron-Micro-Bending-Plier

Has anyone tried these pliers from Xuron?  They look like they'd be especially useful for bending cut levers.

Paolo Roffo

 


Daniel A. Mitchell
 

I agree that making repetitive bends of the same separation is not what this tool is for, though i suppose some kind of jig could be used. For such work I like one of the hand grab bending tools like the “Grab-Handler”. Micro-Mark also has one. One can also make a nice single-purpose jig from plastic or brass.

I still find the little Xuron bending pliers useful for many things like non-standard grabs, brake-piping, etc.

Dan Mitchell
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On Oct 13, 2020, at 10:26 AM, Nelson Moyer <npmoyer@...> wrote:

I’ve been bending grab irons for lengths not commercially available and bottom mounted uncoupling levers since DA raised the prices several years ago. I use  Xuron fine nose pliers. Personally, I think that the bending pliers would be very difficult to use for grab irons and uncoupling levers because it would be impossible to make repetitive bends of exactly the same length. The fine tip pliers allow more precision so you can place the bend exactly where you want it.
 
Nelson Moyer
 
 
 
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Paolo Roffo
Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 1:38 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Micro Bending Pliers
 
https://www.micromark.com/Xuron-Micro-Bending-Plier

Has anyone tried these pliers from Xuron?  They look like they'd be especially useful for bending cut levers.

Paolo Roffo 
 


Bill J.
 

Micromark's house brand is usually terrible.  I bought a set of pliers that included two wire cutters.  Nwither would cut wire greater than .019.

As long as you're buying name brands, you're fine.

Bill Jolitz