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Discuss Monument vs Hilmor vs Rothenberger in the Plumbing Tools area at UKPlumbersForums.co.uk.

  1. MorrG

    MorrG New Member

    Who makes the best pipe benders?
    They all seem to be priced around the same.
     
  2. newcastle phill

    newcastle phill Guest

    Its something I've never thought about - but my hilmors rock
     
  3. pipeman-

    pipeman- Plumber GSR

    Hilmor for me as well had mine 30 plus years now , bit of oil now and then
     
  4. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    old hils were made by bend it now
     
  5. REDSAW

    REDSAW Guest

    roths are krap so i hear, made in china!

    why spend all that money when an elbow only costs 12p?
     
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  6. thereisawizza

    thereisawizza Plumber GSR

    I have worn my Rothernberger's out! bent the pin that supports the roller on the 22mm side..
     
  7. zzzjim

    zzzjim Well-Known Member

    It does seem to clue you up on the quality (or lack of it)
    of the pipe you are using .
    I though pulled bends had less resistance.
    (if that matters with todays pumps + tiny matchbox homes )
     
  8. newcastle phill

    newcastle phill Guest

    Cheater hah
     
  9. Jay The Plumber

    Jay The Plumber Active Member

    every rothenberger ive used creases the pipe and the hook digs into the pipe as well.. rubbish

    hilmor or bend it now
     
  10. Jay The Plumber

    Jay The Plumber Active Member

    every rothenberger ive used creases the pipe and the hook digs into the pipe as well.. rubbish

    hilmor or bend it now
     
  11. MorrG

    MorrG New Member

    Sounds like Hilmor is the one. I'll stay away from Rothenberger
    What about Bahco? They look the coolest but they're the most expensive.
     
  12. MorrG

    MorrG New Member

    Sounds like Hilmor is the one. I'll stay away from Rothenberger
    What about Bahco? They look the coolest but they're the most expensive.
     
  13. Atouchofgas

    Atouchofgas Plumber GSR

    Benditnow used to make hilmor and they are made in the uk still
     
  14. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Go with Benditnow. They are the really the original real Hilmor and from what I read on this forum, actually cheaper and better than from the now foreign new Hilmor.
    Why pay more for something produced in the Far East when you can have the British made product?
    I have a couple of the Hilmor frame benders that must be 50 years old and they are still perfect.
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2017
  15. gmartine

    gmartine GSR

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    gmartine GSR

  17. king of pipes

    king of pipes Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Hlmor is my choice bud
     
  18. Jay The Plumber

    Jay The Plumber Active Member

    I have new hilmor, totally spot on.. about a year old and never creases/ripples the pipe etc..
     
  19. MorrG

    MorrG New Member

    I upgraded my cheap silverline bender to a nice new hilmor one and it was a good decision. Thanks for your advise, I'm pleased with my purchase.
     
  20. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    I've had my hilmor about 11 years. Worn and battered but still does the job. However I have gone through a few runners (if that's what they are called)?
     
  21. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    That site ontop of the pipe ?
     
  22. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Yes. I always call them runners even though I know they are not.
     
  23. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Are they called Guides?
     
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  24. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Guides or slides from my part of the world
     
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  25. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Guide here also.
     
  26. moonlight

    moonlight Plumber GSR

    I have a Rothenberger but its not very good the guides are crap. I inherited a very nice old one from a retired plumber. Unfortunately I don't know what model it is but fantastic, good quality.
     
  27. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    I'm looking at buying a floor standing one. Saw one being used the other day. They are an awesome bit of kit, just bloody expensive for a decent one.
     
  28. moonlight

    moonlight Plumber GSR

    You can pick them up second hand.
     
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  29. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    I know. Always weary of second hand though as they are still about £100.00. Will be gutted if I only get 3 months out of it.
     
  30. moonlight

    moonlight Plumber GSR

  31. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Was after one of the old types with legs. But cheers for thinking of me;);)
     
  32. MorrG

    MorrG New Member

  33. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Bend it now

    BC35 Copper Bending Machine
     
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  34. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

  35. hammers4spanner

    hammers4spanner Plumber GSR

    When buying any form of tool the simple solution is to stay away from rothenburger