One of the least mentioned but very important tool in bending is a Plane of Bend indicator. This tool clips on to the tubing and allows you to do multiple bends without coming off plane. Pro-Tools offers a Plane of Bend Bracket and Magnetic Degree Indicator to solve this issue inexpensively and precisely.
We have all been there at some point. We get the first bend compeleted and line up the second. We either think, ” Yeah that’s on the mark” or we place a mark on the tube and rely on our eyes (Like they haven’t deceived us before). After the second bend is complete we lay the tube down and find out we are over an inch out on the second bend. This can be a very frustrating and expensive experience. The Plane of Bend Indicator solves all of this in what is really an essential tool. No more wasted material or headaches. Happy Bending.