Ergonomic Tooling Issue

Problem Description: The tooling for Blade Lock Bending was not ergonomically designed.

  1. Cumbersome, labor intensive, expensive tools
  2. Five (5) repetitive motion injuries in two years.
  3. Job completion very time consuming.
Old Style Lock Blade Benders
Old Pneumatic

  1. Tool Weight: 10 lbs.
  2. Mechanics have difficulty using it

  1. Requires phyiscal exertion and repetitive motions
  2. Jaws break often

Application Solution: New light weight pneumatic bender, increasing productivity and reducing repetitive motion.

New Blade Lock Bender
New Pneumatic

  1. Lightweight – 4.5 lb.s
  2. Easy to use


  1. Extensive savings in labor costs (time savings) using new blade lock benders.
  2. Extensive savings in reduction of repetitive motion injuries from use of old tools

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