Originally Posted by rohmell
Yes, I am tired of using a torch to bend the pedal cranks out for clearance for pull-start and centrifugal clutches, so my plan is to use a rewound microwave oven transformer controlled by a variac to heat the crank to bending temperature.
To give you an idea of what I am talking about:
It's interesting to look at, but why do you think it will work better than a torch?
With a torch, you can only heat the spot that you want to bend...