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LMI Bending Machine Slats The SPB008, SPB008K and SPB020 are slats that are used with the LMI Bending Machine – although they can be used with other style machines. They are blue spring steel, not stainless steel and can corrode when exposed to moisture. This should not impact their use, but you should protect your sides against staining by using parchment paper or aluminum foil* when bending.
*Note: Do not use aluminum foil with Acacias, use parchment paper instead to prevent a reaction with the wood causing discoloration.
Fox-style Bending Machine Slats The SPBUSOS is typically used for a Fox-style bending machine. These slats are stainless steel, but do not spring back. For this reason, many people have multiple sets of these slats.
1 slat, .008" blue spring steel, 6" x 36" for SPB(DX) LMI Bending Machine
2 slats, .008" blue spring steel, 6" x 36" for SPB(DX) LMI Bending Machine
1 slat, .020" blue spring steel, 5" x 6" for SPB(DX) LMI Bending Machine
2 slats, 24 gauge stainless steel, 6" x 36" for Fox-style bending machine