Mantua Strip Bender. A plier like tool with two plug in heads, that allow the bending of wood, thin brass or aluminum. The heads allow a curved or 90 degree bend.
The plier type strip/plank bender is one of the most important tools for ship modelling. It allows you to bend varying thicknesses of strip wood, you can form tight or easy bends, and also put a twist in at the same time. The bender comes with various inserts and and allows the bending of strip metal as well.