The new Micro Bender development when supplied with our Master Riveting, Bending & Rolling turns the tool into the ultimate wrought iron bender and metal shaping tool.
Packing all the features of the basic Master Riveting, Bending & Rolling (RBR) tool (see MC016) , the Micro bender add on comprises 2 dual function drop on dies which can be used with three new bending heads as well as the existing diamond shaped bending head to allow you to make tighter bends, radiused bends and also allow free form progressive bending.
Packed with all these features it makes this combo a remarkably powerful and versatile metal forming hand tool.
For those existing owners of the MC016 Master RBR tool, the separate micro bender kit can be purchased in our Optional Extras section ref: part number MC1005.
165mm W x 290mm D x 115mm H x 440mm Handle Length
Max Working Capacity*
Riveting - 5mm Dia Rivet
Bending - 25mm x 5mm (flat strip) 10mm (round), 10mm (square bar). Micro Bender-20mm x 3mm (flat strip) 6mm (round), 6mm (square)
Rolling - 25mm x 6mm or 30mm x 5mm (flat strip), 10mm (round), 10mm (square bar)
These versatile 3 in 1 metal bending tools are the cornerstone of the Metalcraft range. They rivet your metalwork together without welding (see below) and they bend and roll your metalwork into shape.
Now with the added Micro Bender to give even tighter bends and allow you to to progressive free style bend.
*All sizes are approximate and in mm unless stated otherwise
These bending tools are supplied complete with operating instructions and spare parts lists.
Please note: The maximum working capacity stated is for Hot Rolled Mild Steel Bar and Annealed Bright Mild Steel Bar. Working beyond these limits or with material of greater hardness may reduce the operational life of the machines.
Operations and Features
No pre-heating of metal required when riveting, bending or rolling
Rolling is achieved by using the winding handle to drive the bar forwards and backwards through the rollers. As this is done with each pass, the long lever is used to gradually increase pressure to roll an ever tighter curve. End stop screw and nut fitted for producing consistent bends and circles/arcs when rolling.
For the bending operation, material is placed between the square or diamond shaped former and the side rollers. Operate the lever to gradually bend to required angle.
Riveting is simply achieved by placing the material to be joined (with rivet in pre-punched hole) between the riveting posts on the machine. Use the lever to squeeze up the rivet to form a strong joint.
To Weld or not to Weld?
Metalcraft's riveting system provides a safe, strong and authentic way of joining metalwork together for beginner and professional alike. Naturally, those with welding equipment may prefer to use this as a quick and convenient way to join formed metalwork together particularly in commercial use. It is no surprise that those able to weld easily spot the business diversification opportunities that Metalcraft tools offer.
Create tighter bends than ever before ideal for making collars and small components.
For the first time ever Metalcraft tools can now produce radius bends.
You can even use the micro bender as a more creative progressive bender.