Bending and gluing edges

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Post by knightsofnii » Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:24 pm

twizzstyle wrote:My fancy rolly edge bender continues to sit at the bottom of a pile of junk, collecting dust. I'll probably never use it again.

I bent some edges for a new pair just yesterday, using my nippers, and it took me all of maybe 5-10 minutes and the edges are a PERFECT fit (3/4 wrap).

I've gotten a pretty good technic of using very light pressure on the nippers, to add just a tiny amount of bend, then check, then bend more, etc. If I accidentally bend a little too much, I flip the nippers around and squeeze VERY lightly. It seems like it takes much less force to "un-bend" edges than it does to bend them, so you have to be careful to not over do it.

I squeeze the nippers right my right hand, while guiding/sliding the nippers along the edge with my left hand/thumb. It's fast!
^ I second this... we have a roller but at the end of the day, nippers are just as fast and dont yield that up/down bend! Do exactly what Twiz said!
Doug

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Post by knightsofnii » Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:26 pm

oh, and 2P10 is a great glue for tacking edges, med or low viscosity, the thick leaves lumps.
Doug

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Post by 24Dave » Fri Nov 29, 2013 8:04 am

I grabbed two of the Husky brand 7" end nippers from Home Depot which worked great. I had to grind the handles down a little so they would close enough. I ground the curved side with a 4" angle grinder that bends a little shallower radius because I jiggled a little while grinding, but it works great for snowboard curves.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-7-in-E ... pi5g1DEN_Q

these look easy to customize also:
http://www.sourcingmap.com/inch-end-cut ... 42612.html

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