Hello, my name's Joel from CopperOak Property Services. Today I'm doing a review on the Monument 15mm bender. Thanks again to Tool Talk for sending it out. I've literally just open the box and have a little play around with it. It's pretty straight forward. In the box, you've got the two main arms of the bender and a couple of extensions. I've bent a few bits without the extensions. It's easy done, but the extensions just give you that bit more leverage and makes it easy to bend.
They feel nice and solid to hold, really light. Nice and light, to be honest. Built in guide which is good. It is made of plastic, so potentially could be a problem, but it's got a nut on it so if you ever wanted to get a replacement, I suspect they'd be easy to replace if you ever damaged it. Good thing is you can't lose it. That's the only main working part on it. You don't need to have the captive bit flapping back and forward.
As you can see, practised a few bends a second ago, just to make sure I knew what I was doing. So I've never used one before, seen them around, wasn't sure if they were a bit of a gimmick, but I've got to say, really impressed. Really easy to use. Slot the pipe in, hook on, guide's already on, bang. Ready to bend.
Every bend I've done has been really smooth. No flat spots, no kinks. I've just recently taken on an apprentice. I think for him, it's going to be much easier to use. He's a bit cack handed trying to get the guide in and lock in the pipe at the same time, I think this is going to take that point out of it.
Again, if you're working with one pipe at a time, predominantly doing 15 on a job, 22 on a job, I think it's a big time saver. Big time saver. Nice and easy to use. I don't know how tight we can do the tightest bend. I'll give it a go. That's pretty tight. Yep, it still kept it. I don't think I can get to quite 90 on it, because I think I was going to roll it off. But it's still nice and flat. No kinks on it. Really good.
Monument Tools, they're always solid, they're always decent. I don't think you can go wrong. I think they're about 50, 60 pounds each for the 15 and the 22, which is probably a bit more than just your standard normal bender that does both, but I think it's easier. I think they're nicer to use. They feel easier to use. You're not going to lose your guide, which is something, because that's a pain in the arse. Yeah. Really happy with it. Really good. I'll definitely be buying the 22. See you on the next one.