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  • I wanna build a press brake

    After seeing the picture below on the http://www.shopoutfitters.com site, i had a thought that maybe I could make something up to bend some plate on my 12T shop press. anybody got any ideas about the pieces needed ?



    - jack

  • #2
    Hey, that looks like a nice tool, I think I'll buy one. If I was to build one of these, I know that I would have more than $300 in time and materials before I finished. ( I've got plenty of hydraulic jacks laying about). To bad it dosen't come with dies to form elliptical sections from angle, (handy when repairing snow plows).
    On the other hand, the ring roller is over priced , I might build one of these should I go into semi-retirement and decide to do ornamental work.
    Last edited by Ed Heimbach; 10-21-2002, 08:27 PM.
    work safe, always wear your safety glasses.


    Edward Heimbach

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    • #3
      My first thought was, WHY ?

      Standing alone, I guess that sounds like a wise guy question. Really, what sort of bends are you trying to make? sharp, radius, metal thickness, width; 90;180?

      Bob

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      • #4
        Jack, I think the easy part is building the frame....the hard part is coming up with hardened dies to put in it.

        Just a thought.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Bob
          My first thought was, WHY ?

          Standing alone, I guess that sounds like a wise guy question. Really, what sort of bends are you trying to make? sharp, radius, metal thickness, width; 90;180?
          I want to bend 45's, 90's, etc in 3/16" - 1/4" plate with a fairly sharp bend.

          why would it need hardened dies Rocky ?

          - jack

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          • #6
            Originally posted by morpheus


            I want to bend 45's, 90's, etc in 3/16" - 1/4" plate with a fairly sharp bend.

            why would it need hardened dies Rocky ?

            - jack
            The force applied to the die against the metal, can dent or warp the die if it isn't stronger that what you are pushing it against. Hardened dies don't give, so you get repeatability. It's kinda important....

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            • #7
              I understand what you're saying Rocky. that would be important.

              - jack

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              • #8
                Press brake

                I purchased a press brake attachment for use on my 20 ton press from Northern tool. I am including a lik to their sale page, I believe that I paid about $169 on sale about 2 years ago. You may still want to buy one, or you could build one if you could find the hardened die pieces. Good luck!

                http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...6&categoryId=0

                Not sure that worked inserting that long address, search for press brake at Northerntool.com

                Nelson

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                • #9
                  thanks Nelson. a friend showed me the one in Northern Hydrualics yesterday. does it work ok ?

                  - jack

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                  • #10
                    brake

                    I have used mine for over 2 years. No problems, 1/2" x 2" good. 1/4" x 6" a little much, small 1/8" or 3/16" good job. Keeping items square takes a little measuring or good scribe marks. I like mine, but I still want to build a small brake like Dan's and Rocky's.

                    Nelson

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                    • #11
                      ok. thanks for the honest feedback on it Nelson.

                      - jack

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                      • #12
                        Frustrated!!!!

                        I just wrote up a design idea for the press brake, and made a sketch ... and then the computer aided stupidity kicked in. Sketch was too big to post, and it all got lost.

                        Ah, Bill Gates as a butterfly ... squish.

                        Bob

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Bob
                          Frustrated!!!!

                          I just wrote up a design idea for the press brake, and made a sketch ... and then the computer aided stupidity kicked in. Sketch was too big to post, and it all got lost.

                          Ah, Bill Gates as a butterfly ... squish.

                          Bob


                          squish????

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                          • #14
                            sometimes you're the bug ... sometimes you're the windshield

                            - jack

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by morpheus
                              sometimes you're the bug ... sometimes you're the windshield

                              - jack

                              True....

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