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Torch gas question

Postby JimC66 » October 12th, 2017, 9:01 pm

Hello Forum,
I need to heat and bend multiple pieces of 3/8ths round stock for a handle.
What can I use to do this without buying an oxygen acetylene torch with tanks?

Is it even do-able with something else?

Thanks for the info!

Jim



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Re: Torch gas question

Postby mp4 » October 12th, 2017, 9:20 pm

I don't typically heat small stuff like that up to bend it. It depends on how much of a bend needed I suppose.



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Re: Torch gas question

Postby ajfoxy » October 13th, 2017, 2:43 am

A good stout bench vice/vise (US) and a longish bit of pipe over the round stock and you can bend all day. Don't fret about getting the bent pieces exactly the same before or during bending, you can cut to size after bending.


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Re: Torch gas question

Postby Pete Mazz » October 13th, 2017, 4:27 am

I used a standard torch to bend 1/2" stainless rod for handles.


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Re: Torch gas question

Postby Rodcrafter » October 17th, 2017, 9:03 pm

Vise+pipe+hammer= steel bent.


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