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#1 Byron R OFFLINE  

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Posted June 13, 2011 - 08:48 PM

I have been doing Hvac for awhile ..and using all hand tools to do jobsite bending,,put this togeather yesterday.. Stainless Steel hinge is 28" long..the rest was put togeather with hard rock maple..tried it out today and it works sweet...just wanted to show it off.. sheet metal brake pictures by BRGT - Photobucket ..
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Posted June 13, 2011 - 08:53 PM

Looks good.

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Posted June 13, 2011 - 08:58 PM

Nice tool you made, post some projects as you make them , Al

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Posted June 13, 2011 - 10:02 PM

Nice unit and they are handy too! My dad had one given to him. I have not seen it for several months. My Nephew is building a Rock Crawler and has it in his shop.

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Posted June 14, 2011 - 04:43 AM

Geez,that looks really good.,

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Posted June 14, 2011 - 06:11 AM

That looks really good Byron! That's one of the items that I've wanted in my shop for a looooong time! What are the typical gauges that you work with?

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Posted June 14, 2011 - 06:24 AM

That looks great, Byron!

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Posted June 14, 2011 - 07:04 AM

Thanks
That looks like it works well.

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Posted June 14, 2011 - 08:52 AM

Simple and effective .. you did a good job on that metal brake.

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Posted June 14, 2011 - 11:47 AM

Nice job Byron, looks like it will do a nice job on sheet metal...

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Posted June 15, 2011 - 04:27 PM

That looks really good Byron! That's one of the items that I've wanted in my shop for a looooong time! What are the typical gauges that you work with?

Caseguy:: mostly 20-26 guage.. diffrent supply houses send out diffrent gauge metal.. I need to figure out a better clamp..Those Quick clamps don't really have enough preasure to keep top bar from slideing..on thicker gauge metal..Ive used it on three diffrent jobs this week and it has worked ..but not as sweet as i wished..This whole thing was put togeather out of my scrap pile.. base and bending jaw was a dropoff of a butchblock counter top(1-1/4")..top bar was a piece of scrap chairrail left over from a tacobell.. the stainless piano hinge..is 28" long..been around here for years..most plentums are 20" at the most..so most everything is being broke (bent) on the hinge..I'm thinking regular C Clamps would be to much of a hassle..may a set of those Vice grip welding clamps might work?.. I am open to ideas..Thanks Byron

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Posted June 16, 2011 - 10:52 PM

What about angle iron with bolts to hold it down?




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