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  • #31
    Originally posted by Portable Welder View Post
    Now that I have my shear running.
    Glad you got it figured out. What did you do in the end?---Meltedmetal


    • #32
      Originally posted by MMW View Post
      From post #4 of this thread.

      You can change out top & bottom dies to different shapes. Radius dies, step dies, etc. You can also use it for straightening & flattening plates & bars. A press brake is much more versatile than an apron or leaf brake.
      I agree with what MMW said here, a good operator can do amazing things with the right dies on a press brake. I will also add to his list, homemade dies, offset dies, and sectional dies. Offset and sectional dies can often be picked up cheap at auctions, simply because most people have no idea how to use them.
      Obviously, I'm just a hack-artist, you shouldn't be listening to anything I say .....


      • #33
        I'm not done yet, It shears 10' of 10 ga without a problem, I'm still waiting on the electrician to see if anything can be done to increase power, if not then my next step is modifying the pump to run less gpm.