Bending Iron

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Bending Iron Domestic, 120-volt

Domestic, 120-volt

Item # 0689
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Bending Iron International, 220-volt

International, 220-volt

Item # 4049
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Bending Iron Mandolin/Violin Side Bending Extension

Mandolin/Violin Side Bending Extension

Item # 0688
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Bending Iron

Variable temperature and versatile bending radii. Here's a well-made iron that's ideal for bending wet or steamed sidewood in the small shop.

Crafted from 6-1/4" long cast aluminum, it features variable temperature control and a versatile shape allowing a wide variety of bending radii.

Tip: Bending wood successfully requires practice, and we recommend using stainless steel Side Bending Straps to support wood sides during bending. We offer inexpensive practice wood and free instructions to help you get started.

The Bending Iron's highest temperature is approximately 500° (good bending temperature is between 350° and 400°). A surface thermometer placed on the aluminum iron is the best way to monitor the temperature.

To bend the tight curved sides of a mandolin or violin, screw on our unique #0688 Mandolin/Violin Side Bending Extension.

The sturdy wooden base can be clamped to your workbench horizontally or vertically.

#0689 Domestic model is a 120-volt (200 watt) AC electrical appliance. It has a U.S. standard Type B plug with two flat parallel prongs and a grounding pin.

#4049 International model is a 220-volt (200 watt) AC electrical appliance has international plug CEE 7/7 (compatible with Type E and F receptacles) with two round prongs and two grounding clips on the sides and female contact to accept the grounding pin.

Product Instructions

Bending Sides With a Bending Iron

An introduction to bending wood using a Bending Iron.

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Nice heating iron but slow to warm up

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The heating iron is really nice itself. To me it seems sturdy and well built. I would have given it 5 stars if it didn't take almost an hour for it to reach 300 degrees F.


It dose the job

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This works well, though mine wobbles a bit and as some of the other reviews say it dose have a cheapish vibe... It still works and you can bend sides but a hot pipe is much better and sturdier.


Bending Iron

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It is a fine bending iron. I also bought the extension for violin ribs and it worked as described. I used a homemade one for years. This one is a little slower to heat up but I just plan ahead and no problem.

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