Bender for steel edging?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by EverythingOutdoors, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. EverythingOutdoors

    EverythingOutdoors LawnSite Member
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    Has anyone seen or used a bender for steel edging? I want to find a way to make it follow the curves of the ground (up and down)

    I use 4"x3/16" steel. I'm wanting to figure out how to bend it on the "edge".

    The only real luck I have had is using a torch and heat shrinking the edge.

    I'm kicking around the idea of a bender that locks into the stake pocket on the trailer.


    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I'm wanting to know as well. In the past we made pie cuts and bent it.
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  3. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    You need to build a compact 3 head roller. I will see if I can find a pic.
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  4. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Why not drop down to 1/8"? That sounds heavy
     
  5. EverythingOutdoors

    EverythingOutdoors LawnSite Member
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    You are right, it is 1/8". Not sure what I was thinking earlier.

    The roller would work for bending the flat face, I'm trying to bend it on the edge.

    I've got a sketch, but not on this computer.
     
  6. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    You would need a guide and nose and cove mandrel for the edge is all
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