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Now you need a little control. Make a simple jig, and secure it in a vise so that you'll be able to bend the stainless strip in the same shape as the original. For especially small items, hand-bending usually offers more control than a power tool. TIP: Make a jig that's as simple as a rock from scraps around the garage. This one has three pieces, an angle-iron base, a tab in the middle of it, and a short piece of pipe tacked to the base to help make the arcs.