Go Back   RCCrawler Forums > RCCrawler General Tech > Tools, and Procedures
Loading

Notices

Thread: tips for bending titanium

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-05-2011, 09:14 AM   #1
I wanna be Dave
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Memphis
Posts: 4,786
Default tips for bending titanium

I'm looking at putting a bend in my TI links and I was wondering if there were any tips that will help. I friend mentioned that heat might help, but he wasn't sure.

Thanks
helhedded is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 08-05-2011, 09:48 AM   #2
Rock Stacker
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Elkin, NC
Posts: 59
Default

I know they heat titanium lips on wheels to turn em multicolored so I'd say heat won't hurt em an should help w bending.
Teejay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2011, 09:50 AM   #3
I wanna be Dave
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Having fun again...
Posts: 2,641
Default

Just bend it...

you will need to exert a little more force on it but that is it. There will also be a slight bit of spring back so you will have to take it slow To get them precise.


Don't use heat!
krawlfreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2011, 10:07 AM   #4
Moderator Rule Breaker
 
eric113's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Austin, Tx
Posts: 5,970
Default

Bend them with the power of your beard.
eric113 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2011, 10:09 AM   #5
I wanna be Dave
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Memphis
Posts: 4,786
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by krawlfreak View Post
Just bend it...

you will need to exert a little more force on it but that is it. There will also be a slight bit of spring back so you will have to take it slow To get them precise.


Don't use heat!
Thanks Jeremy! I was hoping that you would chime in.

Quote:
Originally Posted by eric113 View Post
Bend them with the power of your beard.
In that case Scatterbrains is the master tube bender. I might be able to bend a toothpick compared to him being able to bend titanium. His beard is the size of a zip code.

Last edited by helhedded; 08-05-2011 at 10:56 AM.
helhedded is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2011, 07:55 PM   #6
Rock Stacker
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Chesterfield, VA
Posts: 50
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by eric113 View Post
Bend them with the power of your beard.

That's funny! I usually just hit something really hard. Of course, controlling the bend is a little dicey. I usually end up having to try with new parts.

Seriously, if you use heat, apply it carefully. The heating is not the problem. It is cooling once complete that can cause you headaches. Cooling too fast can make it brittle.
rdcobra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2011, 07:59 PM   #7
I wanna be Dave
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Memphis
Posts: 4,786
Default

The links bent with no issues and no heat applied. Thanks guys
helhedded is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2011, 08:01 PM   #8
I wanna be Dave
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Castle Rock, WA
Posts: 8,687
Default

Awesome beard bending powa!
Szczerba is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2011, 10:10 AM   #9
I wanna be Dave
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Memphis
Posts: 4,786
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Szczerba View Post
Awesome beard bending powa!

check it, yo. I can now fit a big 'ole battery in there.
Attached Images
 
helhedded is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2011, 01:13 PM   #10
RCC Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Shreveport, LA
Posts: 1,005
Default

looking good. what did you use to be them? Just a hand bender? Vice? or purely beard power?
TC09mini is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2011, 01:35 PM   #11
I wanna be Dave
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Memphis
Posts: 4,786
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TC09mini View Post
looking good. what did you use to be them? Just a hand bender? Vice? or purely beard power?
A hand bender and a vice.
helhedded is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright 2004-2014 RCCrawler.com