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z bend pliers
« on: May 31, 2014, 09:12:09 pm »
Any of the z bend pliers worthwhile for Saw throttle linkages?

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Re: z bend pliers
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2014, 09:40:55 pm »
I have had a couple pairs for 10-15 years and they have always worked OK for me.
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Re: z bend pliers
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2014, 11:25:04 pm »
Ok thanks, might try a pair. 
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Re: z bend pliers
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2014, 03:14:34 pm »
Adam, there are whole bunch of tools and forming jigs used in the RC world to custom make all kinds of mechanisms out of music wire. 660Magnum can probably point you at an online resource for those sorts of fabrication tools. There is one thing you should check out, a precision forming block, you can make all sorts of complex bends very close together, like wire throttle rods that snake from the handle to the carb.
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Re: z bend pliers
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2014, 11:27:14 pm »
thanks guys,
been using the bend, bend, then twist method for the Z bends for throttle linkages and it usually works fine, although, that method pushes the piano wire to the verge of over work hardening and failing. i was thinking the z bend pliers would reduce work hardening but im a little skeptical of the the z bend pliers to work properly on the heavy gauge wire?

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Re: z bend pliers
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2014, 12:01:38 am »
I've used them on .060" with no problem
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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2014, 12:47:42 am »
Ok cool.  Thanks

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Re: z bend pliers
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2014, 01:04:33 am »
I feel that's about the limit for tempered piano wire
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