Monday, February 1, 2010

Bend A Metal Fence

Create a customized fence with bends and curves.

Metal fencing, such as wrought iron, is a commonly used to protect property and add a flare. Although metal fencing is strong, metals are malleable, allowing you to bend and curve them into various shapes. With the help of a chop saw and metal bending block, creating beautiful fencing is a simple do-it-yourself project. Does this Spark an idea?


1. Cut the metal fence with a chop saw with a 3 millimeter blade designed for metal. A chop saw is similar to a table saw and allows you to safely cut a metal fence, such as a wrought iron fence. Make sure you wear your safety glasses and face shield to protect your eyes and face.

2. Set the desired angle on a bending block attached to a bench-top metal bender. The bending block generally adjusts to a 60- or 90-degree angle on each side.

3. Put the metal fence in the bender between the guide rollers.

4. Press the bending block against the metal fence by pulling the handle on the bender. Pull the handle toward you until the fence bends to the desired angle. When creating curves, rotate the handle until the curve forms.

5. Release the handle and press it downward to the position where you started. This releases the pressure on the fence. Remove the piece of metal fence. Repeat until the fence is shaped to your preference.

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