This fret bender does a great job, but I find the controls clumsy and imprecise. Here's a mod I did to mine using a drill and dremel:
From the working side of the tool I can adjust very quickly and accurately. Also, there is plenty of mechanical advantage in the lever to start the bend in the fretwire.
I wonder if anyone will find this helpful.
Same again, an easy fix - thankyou Simon.
Thanks for your interest Pierre-Antoine, Rusty, and Donald.
I appreciate the thought Donald, but I've been paid well enough by the tips I pick up on this forum. Like these stickies on my computer about glue that I wrote down from Rusty's post. Etc.
I'd be just fine if the maker of this tool improved it for the benefit of users (and I'd be very surprised too.)
That's exactly so, Chris. Thanks for the explanation. The bearing is in a circular slot, and the fulcrum is in line with the center of the circle, so the geometry works.
Moving the bearing with a lever instead of with its axle allows it to be moved very accurately and in very small increments.
Simon, just to entertane a curious thought, would you be able to bend the fret wire without locking the allen screw; is there enough leverage to do so?
Not that one would want to do so. Just a thought...
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