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Hold and Fold
4" Photo Etch Bending Tool


The Small Shop


S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number and Description: Hold and Fold 4" Photo-Etch Bending Tool
Optional Extra Reach Tool Head
4" Folding Blade
Contents and Media: One 4" tool with alternate folding heads; one extra reach tool head; one 4" folding blade.
Price: USD$45.00 plus local tax and shipping from the Small Shop
Optional Extra Reach Head -
USD$23.00 from the Small Shop
4" Folding Blade -
USD$3.50 from the Small Shop
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Impressive construction; easy to use; multiple size folding fingers and full-length folding option (reversible); permits sharp and precise folds; even greater reach with optional head.
Recommendation: Highly Recommended for frequent photo-etch users


Reviewed by Andrew Judson

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Argh! Photo etched parts!

All those tiny little metal bits. How am I ever going to make sharp, precise bends in parts that small without damaging or losing them?

I am sure that I am not the only modeller who feels this way about photo-etched parts. In fact, to tell you the truth, I have never fully used a photo-etched fret until now. I have plenty of sets sitting and waiting to use, but I have not been game to really throw myself into photo-etch until now.

Why now? Because I recently received the Hold and Fold photo-etch bending tool.

The Hold and Fold is an amazing appliance. It makes precise folding of photo-etched parts a very simple matter. No matter how intricate the part or what shape you have to fold, even complex three dimensional objects, the Hold and Fold will easily handle the job.

Better yet, it is extremely simple to use. The tool is unclamped, raising the folding heads, the part to be folded is slipped under the appropriate folding "finger", the tool is reclamped then the part is folded using the straight-edged folding aid supplied with the set.



The folding head may also be reversed to present the full-length straight folding edge, permitting a 4" object to be folded in one go. The optional "extra reach" tool offers even more shapes to be folded.



If you, like me, have a strong need for photo-etched detail parts but always wanted a better way to fold the parts, this tool is for you - it is a top piece of kit!

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to The Small Shop for the review sample

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Review Text Copyright 2003 by Andrew Judson
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This Page Created on 07 April, 2003
Last updated 24 August, 2003

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