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Die For Bending Metal With A 20-Ton Press

die 20-ton press bending metal

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#31 KennyP ONLINE  



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Posted August 02, 2014 - 01:45 PM

Here's a comparison to the original arms and them attached to the tractor.

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Posted October 27, 2016 - 09:07 PM

I have access to a full machine shop at work but if I need to bend thick stock at the house and don't want to make the trip to the shop, I use a cutoff wheel to cut about halfway through my material on what will be the outside of the bend. I bend it and then fill the resulting vee groove with weld. Then a minute or two with a side grinder and a file or a belt sander and it's slick as can be. I've done 1/2" stock this way. I generally don't use anything bigger than 1/2" because it's either not necessary or I just don't want to pick up anything that heavy.
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Posted October 28, 2016 - 04:06 AM

Very good job and upgrade Kenny ,  You guys are making me jealous , i need a press real bad now , i'm telling ya



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Posted November 08, 2016 - 06:21 PM

Meet the new and improved version of the die! My thanks to olcowhand and TD&H for opening my eyes a bit. I think this will work much better. The 5/8" block is now 11/16" into the 2X2 with 2-3/8" blocks on either side. All was welded in with the Hobart 140 set on 4 with about 40 inches of wire speed. Take a gander at this:

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Last pic is down inside where the push bar of the press will sit. I think this will do much better!

Looks pretty stout, should do the job just fine. Technically that is the punch, the die is the lower part.

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