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#16 Eric OFFLINE  

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Posted February 06, 2016 - 07:15 PM

There is a company out of the UK that sells throttle cable kits and clutch cable kits, great to work with, they also sell the tool your looking for I think the name is venhilldirect.

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Posted February 06, 2016 - 07:32 PM

I've been doing that bend for years with a needle nose and pliers!

Me too, and I have no need for a special tool.  

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Posted February 06, 2016 - 10:40 PM

I am not a fan of one dimensional tools which explains why I don't have a 10' long hemi powered tool cabinet but having had to bend the numerous throttle cables over the years  i think I have room in my pliers drawer for a $14 cable bender.

Edited by Jazz, February 06, 2016 - 10:41 PM.

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Posted February 08, 2016 - 12:15 PM

I have a friend who is a gunsmith, makes all his own specialised tools. Is there someone near you who has that hobby and could make up what you need?

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Posted February 08, 2016 - 02:06 PM

I've made them with needle nose pliers but they really make a Z that is too wide. I suppose I could grind the pliers down.

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Posted February 08, 2016 - 05:24 PM

I would go with Doc's before I bought from some nameless entity online.

It's cheap and he says they work. What's not to love?

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Posted February 08, 2016 - 06:25 PM

Yes that is me selling the ones on ebay :D
Everyone has had good experiences with them so far and definietly better than needle nose and alot faster, once you get the hang of it you can get a z bend in 5 seconds.

There is also a heavy duty model but no one has wanted to buy one yet due to price ... actually it looks like they obsoleted it in my 2016 products lists :wallbanging:

If you need any other tools I have alot of the common stuff like ring compressors ect. instock and try and get USA made stuff when possible.

what's your ebay store listed under. I will purchase one