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    How to custom-bend forceps?

    Here's a question for you smart guys with metallurgy experience:

    I seem to have a hell of a time gripping hooks at the correct angle with my forceps for removal. I'm thinking that if I bend the tips at a right angle they'll grip the hook easier and better. I tried doing this by putting the tips in a vise but wound up breaking them. Would it help if I heated the tips of the forceps on my gas range first or would this also make them brittle?

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    Re: How to custom-bend forceps?

    https://images.search.yahoo.com/sear...a=bent+forceps

    They sell them already bent......

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    Re: How to custom-bend forceps?

    we are in for a long winter if we are seeing posts like this in mid december


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    Re: How to custom-bend forceps?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    Here's a question for you smart guys with metallurgy experience:

    I seem to have a hell of a time gripping hooks at the correct angle with my forceps for removal. I'm thinking that if I bend the tips at a right angle they'll grip the hook easier and better. I tried doing this by putting the tips in a vise but wound up breaking them. Would it help if I heated the tips of the forceps on my gas range first or would this also make them brittle?
    Andy, can you write an article about bending forceps for GB mag?


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    Re: How to custom-bend forceps?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    Here's a question for you smart guys with metallurgy experience:

    I seem to have a hell of a time gripping hooks at the correct angle with my forceps for removal. I'm thinking that if I bend the tips at a right angle they'll grip the hook easier and better. I tried doing this by putting the tips in a vise but wound up breaking them. Would it help if I heated the tips of the forceps on my gas range first or would this also make them brittle?
    Kitchen stove and a vice? Wear your safety glasses Andy, before you put your eye out.

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    Re: How to custom-bend forceps?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy View Post
    Here's a question for you smart guys with metallurgy experience:
    I have more online shopping experience than metallurgy experience. All for DIYing fishing gear, but you have to choose your battles.

    Here you go.

    ($5... way cheaper than your medical bills after you suffer third degree burns trying to bend your foreceps with an acetylene torch)


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    Re: How to custom-bend forceps?

    Quote Originally Posted by lightenup View Post
    Yahoo is still around?


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    Re: How to custom-bend forceps?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thursthouse View Post
    Yahoo is still around?

    Yup...........

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    Re: How to custom-bend forceps?

    Andy - try removing the bend in your hooks. With straight hooks, they can be removed easier and you won't have to bend your forceps.

    Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right.

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    Re: How to custom-bend forceps?

    Quote Originally Posted by browntrout27 View Post
    Andy - try removing the bend in your hooks. With straight hooks, they can be removed easier and you won't have to bend your forceps.
    BT- Do you have to temper the hooks before you can take out the bend? I believe trying to straighten forged hooks will yield the same result as trying to bend the hemostat, a BB to the eye.


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    Re: How to custom-bend forceps?

    Quote Originally Posted by FIN-ITE 34 View Post
    BT- Do you have to temper the hooks before you can take out the bend? I believe trying to straighten forged hooks will yield the same result as trying to bend the hemostat, a BB to the eye.

    yes, you must temper the hooks first, but you MUST use an electric stove to do it......and straighten the hook with a hemostat with a 45 degree bend...

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    Re: How to custom-bend forceps?

    Quote Originally Posted by lightenup View Post
    yes, you must temper the hooks first, but you MUST use an electric stove to do it......and straighten the hook with a hemostat with a 45 degree bend...
    Got it, thanks.


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