|Ideal tie wire reel|
This invention relates to reels for dispensing tie wires and it has for its object to provide an improved type of reel adapted for use by either right or left handed persons and from which short sections of tie wire may be dispensed, for the use of workmen employed in fastening together the elongated steel rods or other shapes used as reinforcing for concrete buildings, bridges or other structures.
This YouTube video shows an Ideal reel: Tying Rebar by Kris Charpentier
|Old cast iron and steel form tie wedges|
An early rebar bender is below. All parts were forged steel, it weighed 200 pounds, and it was bolted to a plank or beam.
|Acme Bar Bender, 1910|