Roll a Bar for A Wrought Iron Fence

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Roll a metal bar and get advice on wrought iron fences, learn to bend and put a slight arch in the material with the proper tool in this free construction video. View Video Transcript

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Terry Leafty

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On behalf of Expert Village, I'm Terry, and I'm here to tell you today about building a wrought iron fence. This is one of the tools that we use to actually bend the square tubing, actually roll the square tubing. It doesn't bend it, it rolls it. We use this instead of the forbs because the square tubing will collapse. When you're using the forbs and the throttle hammer you will get kinks. You use the forbs for the solid bar stuff. What I'm doing here is putting a slight arch. When I turn this handle, this wheel goes down, which puts a slight bend in the material. We just roll it back and forth until we get the degree or the consistency we want, which gives us a nice, even arch all the way out through our rail. This little puppy here costs around five thousand dollars which really isn't, considering the work it does, it's really a good tool for the price.