The Small Shop

8" Mk R Multi-head Hold and Fold - Photo Etch Bending Tool

Product # SMS005

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Sept 6 2021


This Photo Etch Bending Tool from The Small Shop is the 8" Mk R Multi-head Hold and Fold.  

Secures parts up to 8" long – Second largest Photo Etch Bender on the Market!

Features of this tool:

  • 100% Made in the USA

  • 8” Folding blade in safety case $4.99 value included!

  • Twin clamping for far superior clamping power!

  • Secures parts up to 8" long.

  • Spring-loaded head rotate either face along the edge.

  • Multi-position tool head for extra room on larger parts.

  • Head & Base machined from aircraft grade aluminum.

  • Hard anodized in contrasting clear & black

  • Deep cut-outs for box shapes.

  • Beveled base for folding longer and smaller grooves.

  • Works on the smallest and largest PE detail parts.

  • Handles Photo Etch in ANY Scale

  • 13 different folding finger sizes

  • Power wedges for thicker brass - scratch building

  • Great for all large Automotive scales 1:6, 1:12, 1:16 etc.

  • A MUST HAVE for 1:24 and larger scale kits.

  • Combine with the “BUG” for all your PE bending needs

  • Ideal for rail, ships, architectural and scratch built models.

  • The 8" Mk 'R' weighs a hefty 1 pound 4 ounces

  • Lifetime guarantee against manufacturing defects.


More information can be found on their FAQ page.

  • Model: SMS005

  • Shipping Weight: 1.8lbs

  • Manufactured by: The Small Shop - Kalama, WA

I've been a fan of the The Small Shop products since I got my first Hold and Fold long ago.  They are a family run business that make very high quality product.  They also carry a variety of other scale modeling tools by other manufacturers.

All their products are made in the USA.

You can purchase this and other quality scale modeling tools directly from The Small Shop or from the many retailers that carry their products.  

Please check their Authorized Dealer's page for more ordering choices.

Steve Bamford


Photos and text © by Steve Bamford