"I've only used these for about 40 odd bends (hence 4 stars on the reliability side) but so far so good! My previous set of benders had a tendency to crease the pipe occasionally but I've not had any problems so far. Sturdy and well built, I hope they last me years to come. The 90, 45 and 30 degree marks are a bonus that not many othe benders have also."
"I am not a plumber and I found this piece of kit relatively easy to use. I removed a very poor radiator from a bedroom and replaced it with a more appropriate one. Both the western let and outlet needed to be moved and the were close to a joust. A neat 90 degree bend removed the need for elbow joints and the pipes fit into the space.
There was no rippling of the pipe and each pipe I used had two bends in at 90 degrees to each other. This was achieved with no issues I was impress with this sturdy bit of kit, only 15 more rads to go........"
"Used this tool while I was learning the trade at college. Have brought and used other since but nothing seemed to be working as well so spent the money and well worth it the results and accuracy are much better with this. Also doesn't ripple the pipe like my other benders have."
"Bought a set of these for my brother as a birthday gift he uses them everyday and cant stop going on about how good they are, the markings to show bend angle allows him to work fast and efficiently exactly what u want when working in the trade."
"I have had a Record pipe bender for 30 plus years and it was not performing as well as it used to. So decided to look for another. Initially looked at cheaper benders but decided to shell out for the Irwin based on the reviews it had. What a great piece of kit! Managed to put three bends in one length of 15mm pipe, to take the pipe around obstructions and a corner and not a single crease. Easy to use and smooth in operation. Looks well made and robust and should last for years. Highly recommended. Worth every penny."
"I purchased this product because all the guys I work with use a Hilmore GLM. It's a great product, it's paint job is robust & the holding arm can be adjusted by a simple bolt. The markings for 25, 45 & 90 degrees are great (you don't get them on other benders) the formers are good quality too... I have pulled lots of bends with mine and perfect every time, no kinks! Plumbers choice!!"
"I have used cheaper pipe benders in the past and have to say it is well worth paying the extra bit of cash for the hilmore.. I used to struggle a bit bending 22mm pipe using cheap bender. I have no issues bending 22mm pipe with the hilmore. Also doesn't leave any creases in the pipe worth. Made life a lot easier. Highly recommended."
"I was pleased with the pipe bender which I was buying my son for his christmas present, unfortunately, my son had already had another one bought for him. He rang screwfix and explained the problem and they readily agreed to it to be returned . Excellent service from screwfix. I have bought quite a few things from screwfix in the past for family members who are in the plumbing/building tradeand this was the first time I have had to return an item. Their customer service is brilliant and I would recommend them to anyone. thank you"
"I'm not a plumber but I'm in the building trade. I got sick of waiting for plumbers and sick of excuses, so I've brought all the tools and I'm doing what I can, "plumbing wise" for myself. Brought these benders and have used them a few times now, No creasing of the pipes and I find them pretty easy to use. Middle market benders that do the job..Wilco and Son."
"I upgraded to this tool after returning a cheaper previous purchase that was totally unsatisfactory. This one is a good bit of kit and does exactly what it should. It produces accurate clean bends with no damage to the pipe."
"Bought to replace a warn pipe bender that kept creasing 22mm pipe. Quite stiff to use at first, but no more creases & a lot smoother than outgoing tool. Seems like a quality product from first impressions."
"I'd previously purchased a cheaper pipe bender but took it back for a refund as it put ripples in approx 80% of the pipes I tried to bend (and copper being double the price it was about 5 years ago it turned out to be a very expensive day!) - so I caved and ended up paying twice as much to get this model - it still puts ripples in the pipes but the rate is more like 10 or 20% instead 80% - plus it comes with instructions - and one day I hope to read them ;-)"