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db2000

I can get access to ironmind nails and I will do that so I can measure my progress, but I have no idea where to start for bending stock in Australia. 

 

Does anyone know of where I can find out about the types of items to get in Australia to bend. someone suggested 01 drill rod as a start.

All benders bags, 60d nails etc are so expensive to ship over

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Donc101

Go to your local hardware store or industrial steel supply shop. Not sure what steel or bolts, etc are standard there. 

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db2000
13 hours ago, Donc101 said:

Go to your local hardware store or industrial steel supply shop. Not sure what steel or bolts, etc are standard there. 

Plenty of stuff to bend, but stuff seems to be named differently (as well as metric/imperial issue). What I was hoping for is someone with experience to tell me what Australian stock falls between the blue and red nails for example. 

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Tom Flesher

Take some pictures (particularly of the heads of bolts) and measurements and we can do our best to help you. 

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gripmaniac

I wrote an article regarding this on another (now defunct) discussion forum about a 12 years (and 2 PCs) ago. . . . .but I'll have a look for it .

I'm assuming you're a what is now considered a DO style bender - so the article may be a little shallow as I was mainly discussing sub IM Red strength stuff.

Other than for comparison and strength testing purposes you really should avoid buying bending stock from overseas - it's simply too expensive.

And yes, you should check out the pics in my gallery.

Dave

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Fist of Fury

For short unbraced bending try to find round steel, cold rolled steel and stainless steel. For beginners, 5-6 mm will suffice. For bolts I have no idea.

For braced bending you should get hot rolled steel. 

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Fist of Fury
18 minutes ago, Danny Young said:

Dont forget hex and square stock.

How does they differ from round bars?

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Tom Flesher
14 minutes ago, Fist of Fury said:

How does they differ from round bars?

They’re more difficult - hex is harder than round and square harder than hex.

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db2000
19 hours ago, gripmaniac said:

I wrote an article regarding this on another (now defunct) discussion forum about a 12 years (and 2 PCs) ago. . . . .but I'll have a look for it .

I'm assuming you're a what is now considered a DO style bender - so the article may be a little shallow as I was mainly discussing sub IM Red strength stuff.

Other than for comparison and strength testing purposes you really should avoid buying bending stock from overseas - it's simply too expensive.

And yes, you should check out the pics in my gallery.

Dave

I remember seeing that article many years ago, I should have saved it! 

Do you remember the name of the forum and its address? I am wondering if it is archived on wayback machine 

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gripmaniac
4 hours ago, db2000 said:

I remember seeing that article many years ago, I should have saved it! 

Do you remember the name of the forum and its address? I am wondering if it is archived on wayback machine 

One step ahead of you. . .and NO . . .wayback machine only has the thread headings. . . .not the contents!

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