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Old 04-28-2014, 12:04 PM   #1
wasillashack
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Default Press Brake

I originally posted this in a thread on FB, thought there may be some interest.

My press brake is 5 pieces of steel, one piece of 1/2" plate 12"x 7", 2 pieces of 3"x 1/4" angle iron 12" long, one piece of 2" solid square steel 12 " long and 1 piece of 1/2" steel pipe. The 2 pieces of angle iron are laid parallel on the plate 1/8" apart and welded to the plate. I drilled holes in the plate for rosette welds welding the angle to the plate from the bottom. This formed the base. Now, place the solid square stock on the base, resting between the 2 pieces of angle,( think V on M) The pipe is V'd on one end and welded to the middle of the square solid stock in a vertical position, The pipe is placed under the ram in a hydraulic press. Paint to match the decor of your shop, in my case, mud. If you make "boxes" you will need shorter pieces of the 2" square stock. I have about 6 feet of it. If you like bends with a radius instead of a sharp corner, I suppose a piece of thick wall square tubing could be substituted for the square stock. Good luck!.
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