I need to bend a small-diameter metal rod, maybe 3/32. It is stiff and
hard to reach (it holds the float that turns off the water valve in my
toilet tank). I'm tired of wrestling with it with vise grips.
Background: I replaced the valve in a new, small tank with a valve for
the old, large tanks, so had to really bend the rod holding the float
to even get the float down into the water of the tank. In the meantime
I have found one that fits, but I hate to toss the old one; it is very
close to working, works most of the time, but once in a while I have
to help it out by lifting the float arm up to shut off the water.
Seems like I recall little "benders" that had screws in the middle and
the ends, and the screws could be turned to bend small-diameter metal
rods. But I can't find theses "screw-operated benders" in listings
under "bend" or "bender". In fact, the only "benders" I can find are
Do these "screw-operated bender" things really exist, and if they do,
what are they called?