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  • Demo: bending brake

    For a quick demo of the brake I will include a series of pictures of a handle that I use on equipment at my work. This handle design is the reason for building the machine at my work.
    MigMaster 250- Smooth arc with a good touch of softness to it. Good weld puddle wetout. Light spatter producer.
    Ironman 230 - Soft arc with a touch of agressiveness to it. Very good weld puddle wet out. Light spatter producer.


    PM 180C



    HH 125 EZ - impressive little fluxcore only unit

  • #2
    First bend.
    MigMaster 250- Smooth arc with a good touch of softness to it. Good weld puddle wetout. Light spatter producer.
    Ironman 230 - Soft arc with a touch of agressiveness to it. Very good weld puddle wet out. Light spatter producer.


    PM 180C



    HH 125 EZ - impressive little fluxcore only unit

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    • #3
      2nd bend
      MigMaster 250- Smooth arc with a good touch of softness to it. Good weld puddle wetout. Light spatter producer.
      Ironman 230 - Soft arc with a touch of agressiveness to it. Very good weld puddle wet out. Light spatter producer.


      PM 180C



      HH 125 EZ - impressive little fluxcore only unit

      Comment


      • #4
        3 rd bend
        MigMaster 250- Smooth arc with a good touch of softness to it. Good weld puddle wetout. Light spatter producer.
        Ironman 230 - Soft arc with a touch of agressiveness to it. Very good weld puddle wet out. Light spatter producer.


        PM 180C



        HH 125 EZ - impressive little fluxcore only unit

        Comment


        • #5
          4 th bend
          MigMaster 250- Smooth arc with a good touch of softness to it. Good weld puddle wetout. Light spatter producer.
          Ironman 230 - Soft arc with a touch of agressiveness to it. Very good weld puddle wet out. Light spatter producer.


          PM 180C



          HH 125 EZ - impressive little fluxcore only unit

          Comment


          • #6
            completed handle
            MigMaster 250- Smooth arc with a good touch of softness to it. Good weld puddle wetout. Light spatter producer.
            Ironman 230 - Soft arc with a touch of agressiveness to it. Very good weld puddle wet out. Light spatter producer.


            PM 180C



            HH 125 EZ - impressive little fluxcore only unit

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            • #7
              These next two are a peice of 3" flat bar. With my current length of handles for me the machine bends 4" flatbar. To go beyond this I need to use some cheaters on the handles. Very seldom do I use this machine for any thing over 3" wide. If your wanting to use this for the occasional peice of 6" most definately add the gussets between the pivot point bracket and the peice that I weld on to have a surface for clamping to a table.
              MigMaster 250- Smooth arc with a good touch of softness to it. Good weld puddle wetout. Light spatter producer.
              Ironman 230 - Soft arc with a touch of agressiveness to it. Very good weld puddle wet out. Light spatter producer.


              PM 180C



              HH 125 EZ - impressive little fluxcore only unit

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              • #8
                Peice after being bent.
                MigMaster 250- Smooth arc with a good touch of softness to it. Good weld puddle wetout. Light spatter producer.
                Ironman 230 - Soft arc with a touch of agressiveness to it. Very good weld puddle wet out. Light spatter producer.


                PM 180C



                HH 125 EZ - impressive little fluxcore only unit

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                • #9
                  Dan, how thick is the 3" piece? It looks like 3/16". You have designed an impressive little brake. Thanks for all the information and pictures.

                  Mowjunk

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                  • #10
                    HI DAN.........SUCESS........AND WORKS ......... EXCELLENT JOB.............ROCK
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Mowjunk
                      Dan, how thick is the 3" piece? It looks like 3/16". You have designed an impressive little brake. Thanks for all the information and pictures.

                      Mowjunk
                      Just a peice of 1/8" X 3". The clamp leaf that I built with this machine will only allow you to bend 1/8" and thinner material. Thinner material won t have as tight of a bend radius as the 1/8". To bend 3/16" material with this machine you need to make a second clamping leaf and modify the hole location. On my first sheetmetal brake that I made, that roughly follows this same design, I incorporated an adjustable depth for the clamp so that way I only needed one clamp to bend different thicknesses of sheetmetal. However, even though I marked the machine as a 16 ga and thinner machine for the 39" capacity of the machine, someone went and tried to bend a 36" wide peice of 12 ga. This ended up damaging the clamping leaf, because it over stressed it. So, since then I have only built the clamping leafs to match the material thickness.
                      MigMaster 250- Smooth arc with a good touch of softness to it. Good weld puddle wetout. Light spatter producer.
                      Ironman 230 - Soft arc with a touch of agressiveness to it. Very good weld puddle wet out. Light spatter producer.


                      PM 180C



                      HH 125 EZ - impressive little fluxcore only unit

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Re: Demo: bending brake

                        Originally posted by Dan
                        For a quick demo of the brake I will include a series of pictures of a handle that I use on equipment at my work. This handle design is the reason for building the machine at my work.
                        Good looking job Dan. Thanks for the fine pictures of a great project. Keep up the good work!

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                        • #13
                          What does the welded piece of angle iron do?

                          I guess I haven't been around metal working long enough to know all about metal brakes and was wondering what the function of the angle iron was for.



                          Chuck

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                          • #14
                            Im going to guess it's there to stiffen the plate underneath.
                            Dennis


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                            • #15
                              The side of the angle closest to the bend provides stiffness to keep the edge from deflecting upward. If you look at the expensive commercial brakes,you will often see 1/2" thick plate several inches wide at a 45 degree angle to the bed, and sometimes a tensioning device which provides more resistance to deflection.

                              Dave
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