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Brass-Wind Instruments Tube Bender

Set up and operate hydraulic presses to bend tubes.

What does a Brass-Wind Instruments Tube Bender do?

Sets up and operates hydraulic press to bend tubes used in making brass-wind instruments: Fastens bending die onto press, using wrenches and screwdriver. Fits tube into revolving lateral die, using gauge to align center of tube under descending die. Starts press to lower overhead die and bend tube. Verifies accuracy of bend, using template. May cut tube to specified length, using table saw. May fill tube with lead to prevent wrinkling during bending. May bend tube around forming blocks manually. May press steel balls through tube or hammer pitch-filled tube to remove wrinkles.