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Old 06-13-2018, 12:27 PM
Alan Bottomley Alan Bottomley is offline
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Originally Posted by ekdave1962 View Post
hi guys, thinking of getting a magna bend 1300 mm unit , due to there small foot print and over all versatility-

What are the pros and cons of these unit have hear they have some limitations ..

Thanks David
Hi David,
Like most tools and machines the Magnabend has pluses and minuses.
Probably its most significant limitation is the thickness capacity.
The E-type Magnabend will bend 1.6mm (16 gauge) sheet metal although the bends in that material are not particularly sharp.
But provided you are working in thinner gauges then the Magnabend is generally more versatile than other folders.
Have you looked at the video that we made (some time ago now!):
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Old 06-14-2018, 03:41 AM
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ekdave1962 ekdave1962 is offline
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thanks everyone ,
have decided to order a magnetic bender, the info provided and the fact that it has a small foot print, combined with max sheet gauge i will be folding will be 1.2 mm has help with the decision

Thanks David
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Old 06-14-2018, 05:09 AM
Oldnek Oldnek is offline
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Good on you, Dave,
I think you won't be disappointed on your choice.

If my one is limited to not being able to do small bends and it's a Gen 1, I'll will be updating to the latest Gen model; in the not to distant future.
I had mine for 17 years not 7 as posted and was an Ex TAFE college unit in the Late 70's.

So 39 years of abuse, and still going strong, not bad I say. A well thought out designed machine.

Thanks Mr Bottomley
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Old 06-14-2018, 05:50 PM
Charlie Myres Charlie Myres is offline
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I don't regret for a second buying mine about 5 years ago, it is a very versatile and useful bender.

Every machine has its limitations, it is what makes metal-work interesting sometimes

Cheers Charlie
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