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REVIEW
RP Toolz New 13cm PE Bender
keenan
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Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 09:22 AM UTC


Darren Baker takes a look at the latest edition of the photo etched benders from RP Toolz

Link to Item

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
PantherF
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Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 09:41 AM UTC
THAT is really nice!

Oh, and nice review too Darren.










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Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 04:21 PM UTC
Great review Darren. And even better is that RP Toolz are improving their line up and still keeping the prices extremely low. This is looking very nice
Thudius
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Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 11:18 PM UTC
If I'm understanding all these benders correctly, you flip the holder around to do a long bend for stuff like fenders?
CMOT
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 05:26 AM UTC
Kimmo that is correct and their is a picture of that configuration in the linked reviews.
PantherF
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Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 05:32 AM UTC
Until I felt the need for one, I bent everything by hand. So when I finally bought one (brand name withheld) I can't believe I didn't do it sooner.

This looks like one of those "must have" tools for what it does.










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Thudius
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Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 05:56 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Kimmo that is correct and their is a picture of that configuration in the linked reviews.



Thanks, must have missed it then.
KurtLaughlin
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Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 06:26 AM UTC
Two questions:

1. What advantage is there to one vs. the other two? If you could afford the longest one, what need is there for the shorter ones?

2. Why should I choose this one over one of the many other tools out there?

KL
CMOT
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 06:43 AM UTC
Kurt I have all three and the one I use the most is the largest offering purely because it has the most options, regarding the other two it really depends on what you think best meets your needs.

I feel that these benders are currently the best value for money benders that I have come across and offers an alternative to the more expensive options out there. As always it is you that needs to decide how much you want to pay for a bender.
Dangeroo
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Posted: Monday, May 06, 2013 - 07:23 AM UTC
Mine arrived today, I got myself the largest offering. It's very well manufactured and looks top notch. Looking forward to using it. Also got one of the true right angle tools. Well made and useful tools.

Ordered directly from blackarmymodels and had excellent service.

Cheers!
Stefan
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Posted: Monday, May 06, 2013 - 07:56 AM UTC
Stefan as you are a good reviewer please let me know what you think of it when you get to use it, as I am interested in anothers opinion.
Anomhalo
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Posted: Sunday, June 09, 2013 - 05:12 AM UTC
Just bought one and it's a great product ! (13 cm bender).