Mat’s Beads Artfire shop is selling the Handi-Bender wire bender right now for $10.59.
The Handi-Bender, made by Jon-Cee Products, is one of those useful little tools for those who need to bend wire for artistic or practical projects. (Another seller, allstainedglass has a picture of possible bends up on their site; the price there is $14.35). The tool is basically an aluminum casting with slots at straight and angled orientations against which to bend, as well as holes into which dowel pins are inserted for making loops and such. There’s also an import knockoff from Duluth Trading Post. While I’m happy with my Diacro bender, there are times where I don’t feel like wrestling with setup and for those jobs a little bender like this is, um, “handi.”