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Heavy Duty Pipe Bender

Heavy Duty Pipe Bender
Average Customer Rating:
3.417 out of 5
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Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 24 reviews
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17 of 24(71%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for HeavyDutyPipeBender
Review 1 for HeavyDutyPipeBender
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A champion piece of kit
4 Jul 2012
By waterworks
, wakefield
" If you are a hobby plumber you'll never get the throughput to justify spending 50-70 pounds on a professional pipe bender. Thsi almost as good at pocket money price. I clamp mine into a workmate and bend with no probs both 15 and 22 mm. It really is "heavy-weight" and bending 22mm without a workmate or vice takes a bit of effort. The finished bends are perfect. If you do just one bathroom you'll save the cost of the bender in copper elbows alone, not to mention peace of mind having fewer joints to leak test. "
10 of 10 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for HeavyDutyPipeBender
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THIS IS EXCEPTIONAL VALUE
24 Jun 2012
By Jackofmosttrades
, Sussex
" Well, up there with my Rothenberger bender. Bought as spare, but its excellent in every way. "
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for HeavyDutyPipeBender
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pipe benders
23 May 2012
By tiggie
, wrexham district
" excellent quality excellent to work with top quality. highly recomend them "
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for HeavyDutyPipeBender
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Good value and robust
17 May 2012
By LoganP
, Surrey
" Bought this as an alternative to benders twice the price on the site as I was plumbing in 2 bathrooms.
Bends 15mm copper with ease and was able to bend some pretty tricky routings.
You need to take care when bending 22mm copper otherwise it will ripple but overall a was very happy with the performance of them. "
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for HeavyDutyPipeBender
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Best Purchases Ever
29 Jan 2009
By foggy07
, london
" very solid construction. it is great for the DIY & trade use "
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 6 for HeavyDutyPipeBender
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very good item
11 Nov 2014
By tankerdriver
, bodmin
" Very well made item esay to use first time I've used a pipe bender got pipes bent first time round.good product "
Review 7 for HeavyDutyPipeBender
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Great value pipe bender
21 Mar 2014
By SteveD2
, Ripon
" I just wish I'd bought a pipe bender like this years ago instead of struggling with pipe springs and a workmate.
Would be nice if it had etched marks for 30, 45, 90 degrees etc instead of a sticky label but at the price you cannot complain.
I've only used it on 15mm so far but it is a breeze to create offsets especially after watching a video on how to do it.
Found best way to measure offset was to use one of those cutting boards that has a 10mm grid on it, saves mucking about with two rulers. "
Review 8 for HeavyDutyPipeBender
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Handy Pipe Bender
5 Apr 2013
By CastleViewJohn
, Isle of Wight
" I bought this pipe bender to help with an awkward pipework problem on a replacement power shower. It got me out of a hole and proved very easy to use as well as very good value. I think it does need the use of a Workmate style bench to be fully effective. "
Review 9 for HeavyDutyPipeBender
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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A Plumbing must!
18 Sep 2012
By retirementdiyer
, Berkhamsted
" I am upset that I did not find this product before attempting plumbing DIY. So easy to use and to create that perfect pipe for that job. I could have saved tens of hours of planning and hundreds of pounds in end fittings if only I knew of the art of pipe bending... "
Review 10 for HeavyDutyPipeBender
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Does the job
25 Jun 2012
By NotMe
, Hampshire
" Works fine on 22mm pipe. Can't fault it at the price, and hard to see how it would ever wear out. "
Review 11 for HeavyDutyPipeBender
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Value for money
14 Jun 2012
By Conwy
, Cannock
" Good, strong piece of kit that would be improved by having the angle positions stamped on rather than printed on bits of sticky label "
Review 12 for HeavyDutyPipeBender
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average
23 Jan 2010
By sparky63
, Cheshire
" not a bad pipe bender however it can kink and damage pipe if your not carefull, or not used to bending pipe "
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Good Investment
15 Jun 2009
By DIYMaster
, London
" It does the job and reduces the number of joints required (so worth the money...) Not a fan of springs (they won't enter pipes cut with an auto cutter). "
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 14 for HeavyDutyPipeBender
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great tool, budget price
4 Mar 2009
By DrJohn
, Essex
" Great pipe bender, done two bathrooms and a kitchen. Works well and didn’t waste any pipe. "
Review 15 for HeavyDutyPipeBender
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Does as you would expect
1 Nov 2008
By IANTfromKent
, Kent
" Quite expensive for someone who will not use these every day, but happy with my purchase as it makes light work of bending pipes accurately. "
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 16 for HeavyDutyPipeBender
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Not bad for a starter
30 Oct 2008
By ACEPLUMBERIOW
, Freshwater I.O.W
" It is good value for money and does the job, although the quality of the former is poor as it has been marking the pipe and the back guides aren't brilliant either as they seem to be made of a soft steel so it is difficult to pull the arms together. "
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 17 for HeavyDutyPipeBender
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Excellent value
5 Sep 2008
By PudseyPlumber
, Manchester
" Does the job well and was a fantastic price. Easy to use on 15mm copper pipe - requires a bit more muscle for 22mm - but gets the job done.
Why pay £70?
"
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
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Impossible to use
27 Jun 2014
By mudgate
, Newbury
" On removing the pipe bender from the delivery box, it was impossible to move the handles, so impossible to use. Took it back to Screwfix who also were unable to move the handles "
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Needs improvement
11 May 2009
By Quiz
, Maidstone
" I have been using these benders for 2 weeks now in the class room under professional guidance.
The 15 mm bend is good the 22mm bend is not.
The back guide is too shallow and does not wrap the pipe enough. This leads to the pipe having a small groove either side on the outside of the bend.
There is nothing at all wrong with the 15mm bends so if you have little intention to work with 22mm pipe buy them they are good value.
But if you need to work with 22mm pipe then buy the Hilmors, I wish I had.
"
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Review 20 for HeavyDutyPipeBender
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Nameless and a lack of quality
22 Nov 2014
By Dave0000
, Redhill
" Pro’s
Heavy construction looks like a quality tool at first glance
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Cons
No Customer support number
No manufacture's name on either; tool, box, screwfix.com or instructions
No manufacture's name negates the need to provide quality control.
The pipe I was using was 14.98mm (that is not a typo). I wasted hours trying to get this tool to work as it is designed for 14mm pipe, it isn’t calibrated properly! Eventually after wasting the morning I force the pipe into place; it managed to bend the pipe (badly for a pipe bending tool; but better than wrapping it around my knee). On the corner the pipe is now “oval” shaped; measuring 13.68mm by 15.31,mm with nasty ridges.
All they needed to do was to trim 1mm off the guide, then it would have been perfect – but why bother when there is no name. I suspect it is a reject from a Quality company. As a result of this I have damaged £10 of pipe and wasted a lot of time. Spend the extra and buy a branded item.
I have returned it; and ordered an Irwin Hilmor – looks far better quality. I might only use it once every 10 years, but I take pride in my work. "
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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