This bender can bend 0.125 and 0.0625 rods of galvanized steel.
Tutorial on using the computer software:
-DO NOT use piano wire.
-NOTE: When soldering, make sure the material is clean. If there is grease from your hands on it, it will not work.
-please note that the angles of your shape can’t be greater than 135 degrees
In beetle blocks use the SVG polyline writer.
This example is drawing a star.
Your SVG file should be one continuous line.
Steps to Bend Wire
-open DIwire (on desktop)
-drop SVG file into the program
-the program will tell you if there’s a problem with the length or angle
-set your material
-make sure there’s enough extra wire (5.5″ to be exact)
-make sure the end of your wire isn’t too sharp (you can use the file to round it off)
-clean the wire with paper towels, removing grease
-turn on the machine
-feed wire into the machine:
make sure the tip doesn’t go past the front notch (see diagram on machine)
-once the wire is done bending, you can pull the wire out of the machine