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Old 05-09-2011, 01:23 PM
42blue15 42blue15 is offline
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Default Re: Tired of Using a Torch to Bend Cranks.

Originally Posted by rohmell View Post
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:

(youtube video)....
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...
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