AG Bender™ 7

(3 customer reviews)


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

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The AG Bender forms wire mesh used in solar pest control. Bending the mesh gives it more structure and stiffness, making it easier to handle while creating the most durable critter guard install.

The process is quite simple:

  1. Load a spool of wire mesh
  2. Adjust 2 settings on the machine with the twist of a knob
  3. Pull the mesh through the AG Bender
  4. Voilà! Simply cut and repeat to bend as much mesh as needed

Quick Facts:


The AG Bender can accommodate PVC and powder coated mesh from 6″ – 8″.

The bend profile of the mesh can be adjusted to sizes between 3.5″ and 6.5″, to accommodate different roof-to-array gaps.

The bend angle determines the angle at which the ‘flanges’ of the mesh are bent. In general, we recommend bending the mesh to just below 90 degrees, to create a spring fit when the mesh is placed underneath the panel.

You can bend ‘C’ and ‘L’ shaped mesh in the Bender. The ‘C’ shape is the most durable bend. The ‘L’ shape could come in handy when using J-hooks, for example.

Installing the mesh:

We recommend the Rail Mount Method. While not the fastest, it is undoubtedly the most durable way of installing critter guard. You can find out more here. The good news is that bending the mesh doesn’t prevent you from using your preferred method. Whether you use hooks or clips, bending the mesh will reinforce your technique and create a longer lasting and better looking critter guard install.

Find out more about the AG Bender on the AG Bender info page.


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Additional information

Weight 13 lbs
Dimensions 14 × 16 × 16 in

14" x 16" x 16" in

3 reviews for AG Bender™ 7

  1. Andy Calderon

    Bending AG by hand used to take a massive amount of time away from working on a roof. The AG bender by Slick Tools takes 10 minutes to pull whatever you need for a 20 mod job! I highly recommend this tool for any installer. 10/10!

  2. Bailey Matthews- Active Energies Solar

    Living in the Rocky Mountains, we are constantly having to make return trips in the spring due to the snow pulling down the mesh. The AG Bender has added a level of durability that has saved us hundreds of dollars in repetitive repair trips. It also adds a much cleaner and nicer look to the project. Highly recommend this product!

  3. Marcus Soto – Redline Electric & Solar (verified owner)

    The AG Bender has definitely made installing rodent guard easier and faster. It also creates a nice look that that my team and myself can be proud of. We will be installing an AG Bender in all of our trailers. Would definitely recommend!!!

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