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Can you help me straightening some tines?

Asked by elbanditoroso (32064points) 2 months ago

I have two forks where a couple of tines have gotten bent improperly – one at an angle to the back of the fork, and the other bent to the side.

Is there an effective way to get them straight and stay straight? Hammer? Pliers? Cinder blocks?

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Tropical_Willie's avatar

Pliers and vise.

Strauss's avatar

And maybe soften them lightly with a torch first? But be careful about finish and temper.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Wrap them in paper towels or a cloth, both vise and pliers have teeth.

Forever_Free's avatar

What material is it made of?
Gold & Silver, Pewter – Just bend them back
Flatware made of Stainless Steel (Typical) – Clean it, place in boiling water for a minute, remove from water with pliers, Use tools such as pliers, a hard surface, rulers, and/or hammers to reshape silverware as desired.
Plastic – Forget about it!

kritiper's avatar

Needle nose pliers.

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