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.
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
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.
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.
All of our products are proudly assembled by hand in Boulder, Colorado.
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
We have been demoing the AG Bender 7 and it has been really a pleasure to use. The finished product is far superior to any other method we have ever used in the past.Ben Waters – Construction Coordinator, Elemental Energies
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
We actually LOVE using the AG Bender. We purchased 5 of them when we first met Marshall. We have 2 install teams and they both have an AG Bender on each truck and we install critter guard on every single project!!Logan Tierney – Install Supervisor, Independent Power Systems
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
Stoked to have this tool you created! It makes such a difference, both functionally and aestheticallyBen Waters – Construction Coordinator, Elemental Energies
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Rental & Demo Programs
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.