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Electric plank bender


Usually ships within 2-3 days

High-quality electric plank bender made in Germany, 230 V, 30 W, 50 Hz. Even thicker planks can be bent effortlessly into the correct curve by wetting the wooden planks, then making the fibre structure more flexible with this plank bender. Ship builders applied the same technique in the 17th century by wetting the planks and burning a fire underneath. The use of weights made it possible to bend the plank to the correct curvature. Working method: Allow the plank bender to warm up well. Depending on the type of wood, place the planks in cold water for 5 to 15 minutes, wipe off excess moisture and insert them into the bracket of the plank bender. After a short time – to let the water in the wood warm up - carefully press the other side of the plank over the bending part. The wood will now very easily bend into the right curvature. The plank bender has a self-regulating temperature and comes with both a round bending element and a flat-tipped element.

The plank bender is self-regulating in temperature and comes with both a round bending element and a flat-tipped element for bending planks across the wide side.

For countries with another voltage than 230 V (f.i. USA) both the bending elements can be bought separately. These can be combined with a soldering device (30 W) for the local currency. Please contact us for details.