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Rafhart

PE Bending Tool - How do you like it ?

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I like it a lot :)  My old Mission Models one got a bit out of true after I dropped it, so I'm idly looking out for a new one.

 

1 hour ago, Rafhart said:

Hi I am a model

 

I'm not making fun, as I realise you are from Poland, and English is probably not your first language.  :)  If you say "I am a modeller", less people will laugh and think you pose for the camera or walk up and down a catwalk at a fashion show ;)

 

Your English is a MILLION times better than my Polish, which is non-existent :blush:

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I haven't got a clue what PE is (the only PE i know is the torture i had to do at school) but that looks a great job...

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PE = photo etch

Looks good. I have a similar one but only use it for more difficult bending jobs. Usually I use a PE bending plier from Tamiya which is less acurate but more quickly to handle :-)

René

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I second what Rene has to say, I have a similar  bending tool also........I can hold n fold parts as often as I like, but its not often............may use it once or twice per year, they can be purchased in various sizes, ranging from 2 inch ................right through to 8 inch if memory serves me well........currently building a kit that has 7 sheets of PE, so, had to blow a lot of dust off it...............very expensive, when first purchased but worth it if you have a lot of kits where PE is involved

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I have a great request, do you know any store in the UK that would be interested in such bends, because I wrote to several and I have no answer, probably because I am a model and not a modeler;) or vice versa;)

 

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:lol: I would seriously consider looking at a couple of the Vendors that have forums on britmodeller.  There are a few that specialise in tools etc., so have a look down the list :)

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That looks great.

The price has always put me off buying one, so if you can sell them for something more reasonable, I'd be interested.

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It's a shame that you can't sell them yourself online. If you cut out the middle-man, you could sell them for less and the lower price would interest more people. Myself included.

I fully agree with @Blackfordhibby, my potential purchase would also be price driven – too expensive and I'll manage with what I have.

 

Anyway, good luck, it looks like you have put a lot of effort into producing not only a useful tool, but an attractive looking tool, so I hope it is successful.

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Thank you, I got some of them and I would have liked to have a deal with a modeling shop. I hope to get along well, thank you very much.

 

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Rafhart 

Best of luck in your enterprise, nothing ventured nothing gained. As I said earlier if the price is right you'll sell a shed load.

 

Regards,

Peter

 

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Good evening Rafhart

 

The video certainly makes things look a lot easier. Unlike the faffing about that I do with two woodruff keys and a pair of pliers. I hope that you find a UK stockist in the near future. We can then see if the price fits the budget.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

 

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Hello, unfortunately I did not find a modeling shop that would like to order bending machines. Thank you all for the comments, I wish you many successful models and I will probably make a difference as I will be building the third version. Best wishes.

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As a potential purchaser, I'm sorry to hear that Rafhart.  

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On 18/07/2017 at 6:16 PM, Gorby said:

It's a shame that you can't sell them yourself online. If you cut out the middle-man, you could sell them for less and the lower price would interest more people. Myself included.

I fully agree with @Blackfordhibby, my potential purchase would also be price driven – too expensive and I'll manage with what I have.

 

Anyway, good luck, it looks like you have put a lot of effort into producing not only a useful tool, but an attractive looking tool, so I hope it is successful.

I think this is the best way to sell them.  Get product liability insurance and sell them on online or via ebay.

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I'm pleased that you have at least one distributor, but it's out of my price range. 

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