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Old 23rd December 2011, 07:48 PM   #1
pdul is offline pdul  Denmark
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Default bending tool?

Can somebody please help me with the english name for the plastic gismo we use to bend the leads on for instance resistors over?
I want to search for it on Fleabay but it is difficult without knowing the name
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Old 23rd December 2011, 08:01 PM   #2
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If you are talking about the little piece of plastic with holes in it used to bend the leads of resistors and other misc parts then I think you are looking for a "Lead Forming Tool" atleast that is what I have always called it...

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Old 23rd December 2011, 08:05 PM   #3
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Thank you very much. from the lack of reactions here, I am probably not the only one who doesn`t know
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Old 23rd December 2011, 08:06 PM   #4
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Dah, lead former.
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Old 24th December 2011, 11:26 AM   #5
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When I misplaced mine, I made a substitute out of scrap PC board stock. Cut a wedge shape, then two strips. Solder 'em together, and file notches.
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Old 24th December 2011, 02:34 PM   #6
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It might be a good idea since all the hits on Ebay for some reason only ships to USA.
Maybe it is a threat to national security (rocket science) who knows?
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Old 24th December 2011, 02:58 PM   #7
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Old 24th December 2011, 04:29 PM   #8
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I just grip the lead at the appropriate place with needle-nosed pliers and bend by hand.
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Old 24th December 2011, 05:57 PM   #9
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I just grip the lead at the appropriate place with needle-nosed pliers and bend by hand.
I'd say round-nosed.
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Old 25th December 2011, 12:02 AM   #10
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What are commonly called "needle-nose" are actually chain-nose.

Chain-nose:
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Needle-nose (longer, closes completely, and most often has serrated gripping jaws like the chain-nose):
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Round-nose has tapered round jaws that may or may not close completely:
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