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Thru Wire Bending Tool

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I am wondering if anyone has made a home made thru wire bending tool to bend the front loops in welding wire to use on their plugs ??

 

I am making different size plugs lately and am wasting alot of the standard 11in and 15in thru wire sold prebent. So I was wondering if any builders here have made a home made wire bending jig to bend stainless steel wire to use on their plugs. If you have would you have some pictures you can post so I might get an idea or two before I forge ahead and maybe screw up a few on my own :confused:

 

I'm thinking if I can bend my own tie loops in my thru wires I could buy some welding wire and make my own thru wires and save a few bucks.

 

I have seen some commercial jig making tools to bend wire but they run over 100 bucks and was just wondering if anyone has made their own. Thanks for any ideas.

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I am wondering if anyone has made a home made thru wire bending tool to bend the front loops in welding wire to use on their plugs ??

I am making different size plugs lately and am wasting alot of the standard 11in and 15in thru wire sold prebent. So I was wondering if any builders here have made a home made wire bending jig to bend stainless steel wire to use on their plugs. If you have would you have some pictures you can post so I might get an idea or two before I forge ahead and maybe screw up a few on my own :confused:

I'm thinking if I can bend my own tie loops in my thru wires I could buy some welding wire and make my own thru wires and save a few bucks.

 

I have seen some commercial jig making tools to bend wire but they run over 100 bucks and was just wondering if anyone has made their own. Thanks for any ideas.

 

I have a nose loop bender that was made by eastendlou. It works good. Search nose loop thee were a bunch of threads that discussed it.

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Thanks Bill. I did a search and found posts on doing it with nials put in wood and bending around them but wondered if any one has made and could post pix of a home made bending jig they have made.

I'll search more tomorrow again.

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Charlie it's easy to do with your round jaw pliers. Takes like 10 seconds. Stop by and I'll run you through it. Striperknight, I have that same little gadget and for the life of me I could not get it to work. I should say I could not figure it out. I tried every configuration and felt like an absolute fool trying to figure it out. Could you please put up some kind of step by step so I can make one loop with it and feel like I beat it then give it to someone so it never has to be in my possession again :o. This thing made me want to beat it with a hammer. I know it's me and there is probably a real easy way to use it but it almost drove me mad.

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