Nameless and a lack of quality
Heavy construction looks like a quality tool at first glance
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 isnât 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 âovalâ 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 â 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 Â£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 â looks far better quality. I might only use it once every 10 years, but I take pride in my work.
22 Nov 2014
very good item
Very well made item esay to use first time I've used a pipe bender got pipes bent first time round.good product
11 Nov 2014
Impossible to use
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
27 Jun 2014
waste of time
Returned item as it was pinching out the sides, bought irwin to replace (which works fine).
12 May 2014