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evilone 02-10-2006 01:10 PM

Home Made Metal Break.....anyone done it?
 
Hey guys,have any of you ever made your own metal brake?If so do you have any pics,or plans.Im gonna build one with or without your help!....lolI have some ideas on how to do it,but your help would be great! :evil:

drewhelm 02-10-2006 01:37 PM

I made one using angle iron, pipe, and some rod! I'll have to take some pics of it.

I've used it to make various brackets with 3/16 inch steel and aluminum flat bar. Works well, but I need to make a few minor changes to it to work great!


Drew

http://firstgenfirebird.org/show/closeup.mv?CarID=642

zonk 02-10-2006 02:11 PM

Check my project journal, may help

evilone 02-10-2006 03:21 PM

Dang Zonk!That thing looks great!Its a little more complex that what I had in mind,but it gave me alot of good ideas.I have made one that is small,2 feet I think,but I need something bigger for door bottoms and stuff. :evil:

JR66Ford 02-10-2006 08:57 PM

I just made one out of 2x3x1/4 angle iron. Welded it to a base plate, put some pins in the sides for pivot, and stuck a couple of handles on it. I made it 3 ft wide. It'll bend a nice crisp 90 edge in 1/8 easy. Haven't tried anything thicker, imagine it'd do it too. I'll get a picture of it tomorrow.

hemi43 02-10-2006 09:47 PM

I will take a picture of mine in the morning and post it here. Dan
www.geocities.com/dantechfab

hemi43 02-11-2006 09:01 AM

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Here's the one I made! I went to the store that sells this type of brake with my digital camera and pull-out tape, and that's where I got the plans. I built this about 10 years ago for about $100. The one in the store was around $1400, well worth the effort. The picture is a little dark, but you'll get the idea.Dan
www.geocities.com/dantechfab

evilone 02-11-2006 02:44 PM

Dang Hemi43,you are the man!Thats one heck of a nice break! Thanks for the help and the pic! :evil:

dirtman62 07-30-2009 12:29 PM

Metal break
 
Has anyone ever made one ? do you have plans or some pics that may help me out. mike

Fast Eddie D 07-30-2009 01:13 PM

I made a 48" one for about $60. It's so easy, even a caveman could do it. No plans, just right out of my head. Angle iron, 1/4" stock, square tubing, a bunch of bolts, a couple of hinges is all it is. It works just fine.

hemi43 07-30-2009 01:44 PM

Do you have machining abilities?

Shelby1 07-30-2009 03:31 PM

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Originally Posted by evilone
Hey guys,have any of you ever made your own metal brake?If so do you have any pics,or plans.Im gonna build one with or without your help!....lolI have some ideas on how to do it,but your help would be great! :evil:

Here is a small one that I made many years ago to bend mount brackets and tabs when I worked in a race car fab shop. It would bend up to 3/16.
Kenny

NEW INTERIORS 07-30-2009 03:40 PM

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Here's a press break I built.. :)

Jon 07-30-2009 03:47 PM

Anyone have plans? Can we post them to the wiki?

DanTwoLakes 07-30-2009 03:50 PM

That's a pretty ingenious trigger you've got there Randy! Is that just an air powered gear motor connected to the hydraulic jack?


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