Sheet Metal bender

  1. seanc Member

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    Anyone know where I can get one that will bend up to 2mm sheet and doesn’t break the bank ? Only hobby use so it doesn’t have to be anything special
     
  2. gaz1

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    look for a hydraulic press break
     
  3. Country Joe Argoshield Dark

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    How wide?
    Are these any good - the links shown on this thread?

    All the Best,
    CJ
     
  4. seanc Member

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    Nothing massive 20-30cm at most
     
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  5. seanc Member

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    I’ve seen a press break that fits into a hydraulic press but all in your looking at £500
     
  6. Country Joe Argoshield Dark

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    I'd have thought any of the ones linked to on that other thread should do the job, very easily.

    Here, & here!

    If the work-piece to be bent is longer than the formers, you can just bend part-way, and move it along as you go - making the final bend to 90 degrees on a second pass.

    It's much easier than it sounds - I can probably do you a video of it, if needs be.

    All the Best,
    CJ
     
  7. seanc Member

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    Yup I didn’t think of doing it gradually. Thought it may twist the metal but doing it in small increments would probably work
     
  8. Country Joe Argoshield Dark

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    Nah! They work like a dream!
    CJ
     
  9. Robbie260 Member

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  10. tom2207 Member

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    you just missed a nice one on e bay went for 300 , an old 600mm edwards
     
  11. Onoff Member

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    Make one? Plenty of designs o/of heavy duty angle to mount on a bench edge.
     
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