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  1. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    I have 2 of the old Himor frame benders and only have the original steel formers, which are indestructible and just need to be rubbed with steel wool and oiled occasionally.
    The steel formers are much heavier than the modern aluminium formers, but I much prefer the old type.
     
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  2. Matt0029

    Matt0029 GSR

    Bend it now that used to produce hilmors are the best I have found.
     
  3. Leo21

    Leo21 Trusted Plumber GSR

    I've got my dad's old hillmor, about twenty years old. It's getting tougher bending 22mm, but that might be my age! I've also got his old tripod bender, bending 28mm is great fun.
     
  4. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Apologises to the OP.
    Leo! How you doing, missed you dry wit my friend and how`s that 4 legged babe magnet of yours?
     
  5. Leo21

    Leo21 Trusted Plumber GSR

    The pooch is spot one thanks mate. It's all change on here, I don't like change!
     
  6. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Haha, see you haven`t changed then, good on yer.
    Google the name of the man you most traded insults with. ;)
     
  7. Leo21

    Leo21 Trusted Plumber GSR

    The coast guard character?
     
  8. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    No the one who is vertically challenged, his name and occupation.
    Do not pm me.
     
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  9. Leo21

    Leo21 Trusted Plumber GSR

    Tried googling, what shall I type after his user name?
     
  10. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Plumber
     
  11. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    ????
     
  12. Leo21

    Leo21 Trusted Plumber GSR

    No joy, and I'm banned from pm,ing you. I'm all a bundle of fascinated.
     
  13. Leo21

    Leo21 Trusted Plumber GSR

    I was still about when all that happened, shame really. It was a good larf on here. But it got away from some people.
     
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  14. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Yes, not the same without the old bunch.
     
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  15. Ric2013

    Ric2013 Plumber Top Contributor!!

    My benditnow's good. Very occasionally ripples a bend on 22 but then I give it a wipe over and it doesn't do it again. The hook's a bit rough though - had to put a bit of tape over it - especially for chrome pipe. Tried a brand new Hilmor and it was nowhere near as good as my benditnow.

    The Bahco ones are lovely to use, but cost a lot and only do one size.

    Why bother pulling bends? I just connect up a bit of hose with a couple of Jubilee clips. Much less hassle :)
     
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  16. sammathias

    sammathias GSR

    Old hilmor for me!! I got my set of floorstanding benders 2nd hand from ebay. £85. Does 15mm to 54mm. Beast of a machine. Sanded back abit of rush and a lick of paint and shes a beaut. Not that it gets used much anymore.