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Bending Pliers
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Florida, United States
Member Since: March 01, 2008
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Posted: Sunday, August 10, 2008 - 04:33 AM UTC
Looking for a good set of bending pliers for photo-etched items (currently using 2 razor blades but getting awful results especially with the small items). I saw on from Tamiya going for about $28.99 USD and was wondering if it was worth the $$ or if there is a cheaper alternative. Thanks again for any advise provided!!
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Colorado, United States
Member Since: July 25, 2007
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Posted: Sunday, August 10, 2008 - 06:21 AM UTC
I have a pair and find them useful but i made a small brake at work before this I used a pair of duck bill pliers.. I would say go down to the hardware store and just look around at the tools and see if anything looks promising to you.
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Texas, United States
Member Since: September 24, 2005
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Posted: Sunday, August 10, 2008 - 08:41 AM UTC
I have the tamiya set , not worth the money. find a jewelry supply store and buy a pair of square nose pliers made in germany ,they cost about the same as the tamiya ,the tolerance on mine are so close i can pick up a human hair off the work bench. The best tool for bending etch tho is a hold and fold their are reviews on this site somewhere.