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.
Easily interchangeable parts make the machine compatible with most wire meshes, including PVC and powder coated mesh.
Compatible wire meshes:
– Slick Tools
– 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.
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.
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
Our customers include:
If you’re a homeowner or professional who wants to install top-quality solar animal guard or birdproofing on a single job, our rental program is for you. 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. This is also a great option for installers looking to try out the Bender before they buy.
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 or rent a Bender.
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!
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!
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!!!