The 470-FH Triple Head 180° Tube Bender bends 4 diameters of tubing with just one tool! It handles soft copper, aluminum and thin-walled steel tubing in 3/16", 1/4", 5/16" & 3/8" diameters. Like the heavy duty 464-FH, it features the patented ROTO-LOK™ two stage handle that allows east fabrication of bends up to 180°. It also features optimized bending grooves that allow the user to bend the tubing in the smallest radius possible to enable tighter turns and minimize the space taken by the bends. The Following tubing thickness can be bent on the 470FH tube bender:
• Soft copper - .030-.032" wall
• 304 Stainless Steel - .030-032" wall
Works great for aluminum, but dont try using it for stainless fuel line. Like a few others, the handle necks down inside the handle locking tube, thats where it breaks leaving you unable to complete the job..
Worked great on 3/8 , 5052 aluminum. Good instructions. So so on 3/8 copper. A little ruffling(?) on the far side of a 180 bend.
Excellent bender. Using for 1/4 & 3/8 alum tubing (fuel and brake lines) while building RV14A. Accurate markings, but could be better labeled. Instructions are good, but small size and cheap paper.
Appears at first glance to be a well made product and I have no problem with the quality of bends mine made in soft aluminium, but the handle is obviously fragile where it pivots and broke off when bending brass (tungum) 1/4 tube. The tool had very little use to that point.
I bought this bender based on a positive review. My experience is that every single bend I make this bender dents and gouges the aluminum tubing. I am returning it to A/C Spruce and buying another brand. This bender looks nice, but it is poorly constructed.
Just purchased this yesterday and it arrived today (less than 24 hours). Amazing service from AircraftSpruce! Thanks. The device is just as depicted and works well. Although there are no markings on the device itself for the 3/16 diameter the instructions indicate to use the 1/4 groove.
Great product. Makes beautiful, precise bends every time with no gouging or marking of the tube like some other benders. The bend mark graduations are dead accurate too!