I was in Harbor Freight Tools shopping for a soldering iron when I spotted a Pry Fork and Wire Bending Tool. Since I was looking to purchase a soldering iron to repair wires I was naturally drawn to a Pry Fork and Bending Tool.
This tool is ideal for getting hold of wires and bending them for soldering. One end of the tool has a fork which is useful for holding wires in place when soldering. The other end of the tool is split which makes it easy to hold and twist wires. Put these two functions together and you see where the tool name 'Pry Fork and Wire Bending Tool' is derived.
The tool handle is designed with a hexagonal cross section shape which helps to prevent th Pry Fork and Wire Bending Tool from rolling off tables. The handle is light blue and the overall tool length is seven inches.
At $1.99 this tool is inexpensive and well worth the investment if only to keep your fingers away from the molten solder and hot tip of the soldering iron while conducting repairs. As with all home repar projects wear the proper safety equipment and do not attempt to make wiring repairs with live or plugged in circuits.