AG Bender™ 7 Demo

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The AG Bender forms rigid, customizable 3D profiles from off-the-shelf wire mesh for use in solar pest abatement.

“The AG Bender from Slick Tools has helped streamline our installs and is a hit with our install teams. It is faster, safer and consistent. Workmanship and quality are also great.”

Joe Montoya – Senior Director of Residential Services, Namasté Solar Electric

SKU: AGB-7-D Category:

Description

About the Demo Program

If you’re like us, you want to hold a tool in your hands and make sure it works before you buy it!

If you’re a solar or pest-control professional interested in the AG Bender, we’ll send you one to try for the cost of shipping only. Learn how to use it with our instruction videos and put it to work on your next job. After 1 month, you can purchase the machine or ship it back to us with the included return label.

Important info for the demo program:

  • This offer is for companies considering purchasing an AG Bender. If you’re a DIY homeowner or just need a Bender for an odd job, please use our rental program.
  • You must select which type of wire mesh you will be using with the Bender. Most wire meshes on the market are PVC coated, while some meshes are powder-coated with polyester. Click here for more info.
  • Your demo unit will ship from Boulder, Colorado via Ground service at our earliest convenience – usually within 1 week. If this page says the product is backordered, you can still place an order and it will likely ship within 2 weeks. If you need to receive the unit in a certain timeframe (e.g. before an upcoming critter guard job), tell us in the order note at checkout and we’ll do our best to meet your schedule. When your order ships, you’ll receive an email with the tracking number and estimated arrival date.

About the AG Bender

How It Works

The AG Bender forms rigid, customizable 3D profiles from off-the-shelf wire mesh for use in pest abatement.

1Load a roll of wire mesh into the machine.

wire mesh loading into AG bender

2Pull mesh through machine to desired length; cut and repeat.

3Install using the rail mount method and leave your customers with durable, good-looking animal guard!


Features & Benefits

neat stack of bent wire mesh

Speed, quality & consistency

If you install Animal Guards, the AG Bender is a no-brainer. By equipping your team with the right tool for the job, you’ll deliver a high quality product, while saving time and preventing repetitive strain injuries.

Compact and portable

The AG Bender is lightweight, occupies only 14″x16″ of space, and requires no power source; allowing you to bend custom profiles on-site to suit any PV array.

different wire meshes

Mesh compatibility

Easily interchangeable parts make the machine compatible with most wire meshes, including PVC and powder coated mesh.

Technical specs

Compatible wire meshes:

Slick Tools
Omni
Heyco
Spiffy Solar
– Most others

Roll inside diameter: 1¾“-4”

Roll outside diameter: up to 13″

Profile width adjustment

Get the perfect spring fit in roof-to-array gaps from 3.5″ up to 6.5″.

Bend angle adjustment

Adapt your profile to a variety of racking systems and installation methods.

Single- or double-crease

Reinforce one or both edges of the wire mesh depending on roof type and attachment method.

Assembly of Bender by Hand

Built to last

Our products are proudly assembled by hand in Boulder, Colorado! We offer a solid warranty and keep service parts on hand for all models.

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Colorado Made

All of our products are proudly assembled by hand in Boulder, Colorado.


Testimonials

The AG Bender from Slick Tools has helped streamline our installs and is a hit with our install teams. It is faster, safer and consistent. Workmanship and quality are also great.

Joe Montoya – Senior Director of Residential Services, Namasté Solar Electric

This bender is slick, for real. Looking back I feel like bending by hand was the stone age. The adjustment is easy, it’s intuitive to use, you can make any length you need and you don’t have to blow out wrists with hand bending. It’s held up to the abuse it gets in the work van and looks like it will be around for a long time.

Davis Fogerty – Solar PV Installer, Namasté Solar Electric

I bend AG in less than half the time it used to take! Fast and easy! There is less work to do, and I get a more consistent bend on my AG! Actually really helpful.

Paul Scherzinger – Crew Lead, Namasté Solar Electric

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Rental & Demo Programs

six AG Benders on bench

If you’re a professional solar or pest control technician who would like to try the machine before you buy, we offer a great demo program. Pay only the cost of shipping, use the Bender for a month, and then decide whether to purchase or send it back with the included shipping label. Visit the Demo shop page to get started.

If you’re a homeowner or installer who wants top-quality animal guard for one specific PV project, our rental program should fit the bill. It’s simple and affordable: for a small start-up fee, we’ll ship you a Bender. Use it as long as you like at a weekly rate, and ship it back when you’re done. Visit the Rental shop page for pricing and terms.

Discounts

We offer a 10% discount to Amicus Solar Cooperative and Amicus O&M Cooperative members! Enter code AMICUS10 at checkout.

Bundle & Save!

Our Heavy Duty Wire Mesh works great with the AG Bender™! Save $25 on your wire mesh when you buy, rent or demo a Bender.

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