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Old 10-25-2017, 06:19 AM
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Bend titanium plate - Can it be bent back?

As the title says. I ordered a 0.08" TI plate that was bend when i received it.
Do you think its possible to bend it back to flat somehow?

I'm a bit sceptical since TI should be springy without any HT..
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Old 10-25-2017, 07:09 AM
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Yes, it can be bent/straightened. It can be a time consuming, tedious task, but unless it's creased, it's doable.


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Old 10-25-2017, 07:55 AM
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if it was bent once no reason it cant be bent again...if it was me I would try to send it back and get a new one. also what are you using it for? if it is something like liners for a folder I would bend the whole sheet back as accurately as possible then cut the part and bend the part. I think it would be easier to deal with in single parts than the whole sheet...but again if you can send it back
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Something that many don't know, is to ask the question of the seller..... are there any warps or bends? Be very pointed and specific, because most sellers don't understand how big of a pain even a slight warp can be for knifemakers. The majority of Ti sold as "mill run" will have warps or bows in it..... generally this material is sold for less then "dead straight" Ti. So, if you run across the same size Ti from different sellers, and notice a discrepancy in the pricing of one to the other, it's likely the seller of the higher priced one took the time/effort to ensure what's being sold is "dead straight". Obviously that's not always the case, but that's why it's so important for knifemakers to develop a relationship with their suppliers, become a "friend" rather then just a "customer". Personally, I have only one source for Ti that I use. All the others have left me wanting in one way or another.


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Old 10-26-2017, 10:31 AM
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I get all my titanium fro alpha knife suppy and only "KNIFEMAKER GRADE"....never had any warps or anything like that and they are good people obver there they would get you a new one if your not happy..they always made good with me even when it was MY fault and ordered the wrong thing
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