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Side Bending Strap

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A flexible .012" stainless spring steel strap for covering a wet or steamed wooden instrument side when using the bending iron.

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The strap supports the wood surface opposite the bending iron, traps moisture for easier bending and helps minimize wood split-out. It springs back flat for reuse. 4" x 24" for guitar.

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Side Bending Strap
Side Bending Strap
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5 1-06-2014
Alternate use for Side Bending Strap

I actually bought this to use with sticky sided sandpaper. I use it to ensure nice even lines around inside and outside curves of my guitars. Match the curve of the edge of the guitar, then stick on your sandpaper. It works great! The flex is just perfect.

HarVette  Kennewick, WA Read my reviews (2)
5 8-15-2013
Smooth bend helper

Using my heating iron I struggled to get smooth bends. The soft strap made it easier. I used a few metal paperclamps to keep the wood in place and a marker pen for the first side but with a little practice I did not need them. The strap reduced the water spraying needed to make the wood soft

Mike Lee  Brisbane Australia Read my reviews (6)
5 4-10-2013
the bendy thing

i just finished bending sides for three new concert ukes using the stainless bending strap. No breaks, no splits, no problems- it holds the heat, supports the bending wood. A big advance in my bending technique

Griffin ukulele  Bellingham wa Read my reviews (4)
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5 3-06-2012

Once you figure out that wood bends better because the bending strap keeps in the moisture (as advertised) then even hard curly Maple bends much better and more quickly. I really think this is a valuable addition to your bending tools arsenal.

Quintin  Georgetown, PEI Read my reviews (10)
3 11-30-2011
Side Bending Strap

First time bending for me. Worked as advertised, but felt clumsy using it. It really seemed to just get in the way. I felt it was easier and you have more "feel" for what is going on without the strap. I was bending Indian Rosewood, but may help on more difficult/sharper bends or more difficult woods.

MarkD  Illinois Read my reviews (3)
4 8-16-2011
side bending strap

I bought the bending strap with my new bender from Stewmac. The wood I used to bend did not really need the strap except for when I did the cutaway. However on trickier timbers, I am sure the strap would come in very useful. I'm pleased I bought it.

Rhys' Guitars  Australia Read my reviews (7)
5 9-27-2010
Great Addition!!

The side bending straps really do make bending sides a bit easier! I have recently used them on some really tricky highly figured Brazilian Rosewood, and feel that they just give that extra bit of help when more pressure needs to be applied

Saul L Childs  London, England
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