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Anyone have a metal brake I can use?

Jwest7788

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#1
I need to make some 90 degree bends in ~3' lengths of ~3/16" steel, maybe less thick, but in that area.

Hoping someone has a brake long enough!

I'll come prepared with steel all laid out, need to make about 12 bends total.

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Alexander

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#3
A press brake will easily do 3/16, but you are talking about a very expensive brake to handle that material properly. An apron brake might do it but it would also have to be huge. I would say a press brake is the right tool for the job.
 

Jwest7788

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#5
Hmm, I'll get an actual measurement tonight, 3/16" is probably too high an estimate, but i'll reply back here with the actual number tonight.

JW
 

Jwest7788

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#6
Hmm, I'll get an actual measurement tonight, 3/16" is probably too high an estimate, but i'll reply back here with the actual number tonight.

JW

Yeah, My estimate was way off. The actual thickness needs to be slightly thicker than ~1.75mm (13 or 14 gauge) X ~3'


Gauge in mm
13 0.0897 2.278
14 0.0747 1.897


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DPittman

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#9
Old thread, I know...

What are guys using to make simple bends in small stock?

I know a vise and a BFH works but that’s a little crude
Not sure what you mean by small stock, but sheet metal thinner than about 20 gauge I have a small brake that works okay (very small) . If it's iron and structural steel sort of stuff I use heat and vice.
 

ducdon

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#11
It's not very portable and not for rent. It's a shop built press brake and used in a 20 ton press. It's 6 inches long and would probably do 1/8 inch material at 6 inch width. More at lesser width. It bends to 90 degrees. It was made to screw directly on to the ram of that press so not usable on other presses. If your needing a few bends for a project I'd try to help out? To be honest it came with the press and I've never used it.