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SHOPTALK

The

Hossfeld
Bender
101 Tech-Talk
BOB WALSH

Wedge, installed in-between
a stop in the swing-arm,
a 3/16" x 3/4" strip being bent
and a fabricated mandrel

I

f you own a Hossfeld Bender but do not
own an operators set-up manual for making bends, call the HOSSFELD UNIVERSAL ®
Benders company and order one. I realize
that real men and real women do not read
instruction manuals or maps, but you will
need to swallow a little pride on this one!
There are more metal bending configurations
presented in the manual than one person
could figure out in years of experimentation.
The manual does a great job of showing
and telling you how to set-up the bender
for specific bending operations. In this
article, I am not going to address how to

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set up the bender for specific bending
operations. Instead, the focus will be on
how the bender works. I hope this information makes clear, why a given set-up in
the manual works. And why by changing
one or two components in your bender,
the bends become A) inconsistent, B) off
by a mile, or C) the entire bending process
becomes reversed.
How Does a Hossfeld Bender Work?
Let's start with some questions and
answers. Then, we will examine the principles of the bender.

Q

Why did you purchase a
Hossfeld Bender?
A. Probably because of the bender's
reputation. The HOSSFELD UNIVERSAL ®
Benders company has been making and selling this bender since 1922!

Q

Why has this Bender been
popular since 1922?
A. The reason for this Bender's success
is probably because of its versatility. This
versatility comes from A) the design of the
frame, which will hold many attachments,
B) the holes in the frame which makes setting



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017

President’s Letter
NOMMA Network
Nomma Education Foundation
Dodge Planroom
The Hossfeld Bender
Common Challenges With Cable Railing Installations – and How to Overcome Them
2017 Top Job Winners Showcase
Skilled Employment Practices
Financing Acquisition Growth and Profits
Supplier Members
New Nomma Members & Iron Club Members
People
Products
Gargantuan, Pet-Inspired Fountain Center Stage in Canadian Park
Index of Advertisers
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - cover1
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - cover2
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O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 6
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 7
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 8
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 9
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - President’s Letter
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 11
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 12
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - NOMMA Network
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 14
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - Nomma Education Foundation
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - Dodge Planroom
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 17
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 18
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 19
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - The Hossfeld Bender
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 21
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 22
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 23
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 24
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - Common Challenges With Cable Railing Installations – and How to Overcome Them
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 26
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 27
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 2017 Top Job Winners Showcase
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 29
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 30
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 31
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - Skilled Employment Practices
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 33
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 34
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 35
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - Financing Acquisition Growth and Profits
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 37
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 38
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 39
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 40
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - Supplier Members
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 42
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - New Nomma Members & Iron Club Members
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - People
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 45
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - Products
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - 47
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - Gargantuan, Pet-Inspired Fountain Center Stage in Canadian Park
O&MM Fabricator - March/April 2017 - Index of Advertisers
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