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  • tackit
    started a topic My hobby version of a homemade sheet metal bender

    My hobby version of a homemade sheet metal bender

    Built back in 2008, I used Lincoln's version of Missile rod to weld the cut-off cast steel C clamps to the frame. I used 3X2 angle for the bending bar so I could bend past 90 degrees to allow for spring back. I haven't used it a lot, but it don't eat and parks out of the way. Thanks for looking.

    The test bends were 16 ga

    http://s1298.photobucket.com/user/cy...Metal%20Bender

  • tackit
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    Originally posted by iaho888
    Nice pics these pics show that some hard working is done on it which is owner for the maker..How much time is to make this one metal blender?My hobby is to collect the pics and save it into the file and after that research on it...
    iaho I took my time building it, I worked a little bit on it each day. Just guessing I would say two days. It still needs a 1/2" rod bent in the shape of bicycle handlebars that can be flipped down to stand on and way to lock the bending arm in a horizontal position for transporting it.

    What I do now to move it around is put a plate under the 2X3 angle (the angle that the c clamps hold down] and let the plate stick out past the channel iron frame so when I raise the bending arm with the pipe handles the bending arm hits the plate on the way up.

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  • tackit
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    Thanks guys, there is always a better way to do to do something.

    raferguson, the picture makes the bolt look higher than the top of the channel iron but it's not. From the bottom of the flange to the top of the channel I'm guessing is close to two inches.

    http://i1298.photobucket.com/albums/...1366762022?768


    You're right, I'm talking about the 2X3 angle that holds the sheet metal down.
    Last edited by tackit; 04-24-2013, 02:27 PM.

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  • raferguson
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    Material?

    Looking at the photos, I am a bit confused. It looks like the moving part is channel, but you say the bender bar is 2 by 3 inch angle. Or is the 2 by 3 angle the hold down?

    Also, it looks like the pivot point is above the plane of the table, but maybe that is not so.....

    It looks good overall.

    Richard

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  • wb4rt
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    Nice bender. I made one similar but not nearly as nice.

    The stand is a good idea.

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  • tackit
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    Sorry, try it now raferguson.

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  • raferguson
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    Photo is private.

    I tried to look at the photo, but it said that the photo was private, so I did not get to see it.

    Richard

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