Grab Iron Bending Gauge
Make Perfect Grab Irons for Your Train, Aircraft, Truck and Military Models
If you've ever tried to make your own grab irons by eyeballing and bending wire into shape with a plier, you already know that it's almost impossible to make any two exactly alike. Our Grab Iron Bending Gauge has been specifically designed to quickly and easily form identical, precisely-sized grab irons from ordinary wire. Simply clamp your wire between the gauge's jaws at the selected size and bend to shape. Made of laser-engraved blackened CNC-machined steel for long life. Bends 21 sizes from .050 inch to 1.050 inches in .050 inch increments.
Customer Reviews of This Item
All the wrong sizes
by MILW Modeler
I want to love this tool. It functions fine, but as a tool for creating grab irons, specifically HO Scale grab irons, none of the sizes are correct. It's pretty useless for recreating the commonly used sizes.
Scratch Builders Dream!
by SameOlGee -
A must have. This is actually the bending gauge Funaro & Camerlengo uses to produce the grab irons used on their painstakingly exact rolling stock kits. I've never had a problem with sizes when using it. Makes me wonder if the person who had problems simply didn't have the right measurements? It's a little pricey, but its laser-engraved and machined steel. I've had mine since '10. It's worth the few extra dollars. Do yourself a favor and grab one. Pun intended!