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I have used the K&S springs but even better for the small radius bends you are making is the Dubro tubing bender Catalog number 785 which should be available from any good hobby shop or online.
You first anneal the tubing (air cooling is fine) then slide it in the bender to where you want the bend and close the handles to the desired angle. The bender for 1/8 od tubing will also work for 3/32 and 1/16 od.
I had to make some complex bends for my Willi live steam bash to plumb both steam motors and it worked very well.
Try it,
Tom
 

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What size tubing are you bending? The one I use is for 1/8" dia down to 1/16" dia.
I just did a google search on Du-Bro #785 and got lots of hits. Tower Hobbies has it for $9.99 which is about $.50 less than I paid my local hobby shop.
Tom
 
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