Adjustable resistor bending tool

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Adjustable resistor bending tool
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Spotted in the MAKE Flickr pool:

Flickr user rarebeasts found this adjustable resistor bending tool. It’s used to make perfectly-spaced right-angle bends in resistors so that they fit into printed circuit boards correctly.

12 thoughts on “Adjustable resistor bending tool

  1. Jay says:

    Anyone know where to buy this?

    1. Matt Mets says:

      Good question!

      1. Fizzboy says:

        Looks like a job for someone with a 3D printer…

  2. Rahere says:

    Aw, someone’s simply filed a notch on an old homemade caliper. The cost of the things these days, you could do it for virtually nothing.

  3. ianm says:

    This appears to be a PACE Conform 1 tool
    http://www.pacedirect.com/product.php?id=1868

    They are quite expensive, hard to find, and I’ve never found a cheap knock-off version; but they are a joy to use.

  4. MadRat says:

    Harbor Freight USA has $2, six inch, plastic calipers ( http://www.harborfreight.com/6-inch-utility-caliper-7914.html ) and $10 twenty-four inch, aluminum calipers ( http://www.harborfreight.com/24-inch-jumbo-aluminum-caliper-96509.html ). Should be easy enough to modify those to get something that works like the above tool. I just can’t come up with a good enough idea. What do you guys think?

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