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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

    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