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The "BUG" RTH (Rotating Tool Head) Hold and Fold Workstation
Loaded with Features in a Tight little Package, perfect for close-up work. Little bends are no problem when using the "Bug"

Product Features

2 X 2 Base with a Full 2 Square Tool Head
Designed for fine gauged PE found in 1/700 scale ship sets
Great for small PE in 1/350 ship or 1/72 & 1/48 aircraft scales
Easily fits in the hand, Get up-close & personal with your PE
Use all four sides of the tool-head, never remove the Knob
Spring-loaded tool head easily rotated.
Swiss Comb edge for faster boxes
Power Wedges for bending thick brass and heavy materials
10 Micro-bending beams for Grab Handles in wire or flat brass
Head & Base are machined from aircraft grade aluminum.
Instructions and folding blade included.
Lifetime guarantee against manufacturing defects.

The 5.5" (5 Speed ) Hold and Fold Workstation
The Revolutionary 5 Speed Most features of any Photo Etch Bending Tool Ever

Product Features

Dual Knobs = Flatter and Higher Pressure Clamping
Gives extra clamping ability needed on longer PE
2 outer guide pins allow Pass-thru for long parts
12 Sizes of bending fingers
Easy to handle in the hand or on the Bench
Longer Fingers for deeper working area
Excellent for work on any type or scale of Photo Etch
Micro Edges for finer more accurate folds when Scratch Building
Strong durable Power Wedges for scoreless thicker brass
Pre-Etch beams Form Tie downs; clamp/Guards or Angle beams
Pyramid Finger Design - enables 'fold-over' of U-shaped channels
Spring-loaded tool head rotates to put either face along the edge
Head & Base are machined from aircraft grade aluminum
Instructions and folding tool included
5 Folding tool in storage case $4.00 value included
Lifetime guarantee against manufacturing defects.

About the Author

About Mark R. Smith (Gunny)

I have been building models of all sorts all of my life, concentrating mainly on the coolest one's when I was younger, but now I focus directly on all military subjects, from armor to warships. After years of counting rivets, I put away the calipers, dial indicators, and micrometers and now just ha...


Very nice feature Gunny. Its nice to see people who used thier own interests to take thier company in a whole new direction.
FEB 16, 2008 - 07:19 PM
I really enjoyed that article. It was well thought out and very informative. I've been to their site and I balked at the price of their products, but after research, and this article I don't know of any comparible products. I'll be placing my order within a few days for one of the benders and I like that PE cutoff.
FEB 16, 2008 - 10:24 PM