erngre1: Question: If you were to grind your angle iron to a knife like edge
wouldn't that remove your round-over edge? And give you a sharp 90. It
seems to copy the edge your angle iron already has. Just thinking!
Andrew Williams: I would have put two or three handle holes on it. More even bends. Like a
tool chuck locking.
Adragontattoo: If you make these again ever, you might want to consider not cutting off
the notch completely at the corners. Once you fold the basic sides you can
fold the tab over to help support the corner.
Thanks otherwise! Stealing the basic idea without having access to a
Raymond Harvey: if you would put the handle in the middle you have more pressure on the
Jim Devlin, Jr.: Finally got the supplies this week to build a 4 foot version of this wish I
had room for this bad boy. So sweet.
timspqr: Very very nice. Congrats!
jacky Parker: You said this is to hold water . . when you startedf you cut corners off .
. I would of only cut so that corners stay on then when you bend up you
bend corners round and use selant and rivets instead of having to weld to
make it water tight
Eric Allen: Very nice setup. You can get sharp corners if you sharpen up the hold down
angle iron. The radius your getting at the corner is from the radius all
heavy angle iron has on it when it's made. Just a suggestion for all that's
watching years later like myself. Sharper corner bends will make it easier
to weld up later. Thumbs up tho!!
Best Racing Tips Win At The Dragstrip: To speed up your set up time when making full length bends, I would drill
the bench top for 2 hardened steel pins. Place them at both ends, so that
your clamping angle bears against them and it will prevent your angle from
sliding back away from the hinge point. Then whenever you want to make a
bend, you stick the pins in the holes, drop your angle on your sheet metal,
slide it against your stop pins and clamp it tight. No more walking back
and forth looking to see if it's still on your layout line.
gaynor cooper: i want 1 of these, ok maybe a little smaller :@)
Shoeb Md: Brilliant, this technique will put all the automatic bending machines go
out of business.
valveman12: That's a very nice job on those pans.
ircimager: slicker'n owlcrap
slavne: Real nice, a bunch of good ideas. Thanks for sharing!
Dale McFarlane: big shout-out for that very clever idea! this will help me build a sump for
rock saw and lapidary cutting arbors,without needing to buy a big brake.
glad to know there are smarter folks than myself,out there who kindly share
their ideas,so we can save money/time.
Cary Lamari: You are a friggin genius lol I fear the hinges are beyond my ability to
make. I want to figure out how to make a 30-40 inch brake to bend 16-20
guage sheetmetal. Loved your video.
Dillon P: great practical solutions, well done
ahmed kamil: Good job! You're doing perfectly as long as you use 1mm max sheet metal or
you gonna get an open angle at the middle if you used more than 1mm.
Amanda Zhao: It can only work on the small piece and thin material, and I think it wast
the time, but your idea is good
john hanrahan: While watching you clamp and bend the short sides, I wondered if you could
clamp the sheet to the hinged part instead. (?)
John Thomas: This is great idea but I think the handle needs to be in the center to
evenly distribute the pressure.
Mob Bob: use some drop bolts to pin the metal down
The Sheet Metal Kid: I like the ingenuity! I was wondering how you were going to bend the last 2
Bayu Wirahmawan: Thank's for sharing. I really need this tutorials, Im planning to made this
bending tools. I think it will cut alot of time compared when i do it
Paul Roberts: Thanks for the video.
William Ward: Hi there, I say your video on this months ago and saw you in an icon did
not even think about looking further for some must have been late. I like
the rig about how much did you have in it and how many hours? Keep up the
good work you guys are great.
Monroe Boone: Hey Buddy...That was awesome. I worked in a sheet metal shop for a year and
was delegated the job of brakemaster on a big 10 foot brake. I hated it at
first, pinched fingers and barbs and all, but, after I got used to it, I
loved it. That was the most secure job in the shop. I had three good
teachers, too. Great ingenuity on your part. I enjoyed it a lot.
Lawrence Rasmus: I have owned and ran press brakes all my life, mostly high end 3 and 4 axis
I don't have my shop (Retired) I have seen a bunch of DIY 's but if you
build a arch across the top with a slot straight across the bottom allan
wrench holes to hold different sizes and make it slide front to rear that
would work perfect . It would look like a bridge. Thanks for the video
Martin Farmer: Thanx for sharing your ideas. Much appreciated
mikeugh: I like the paint on your tools, what is it? And where can I get it? :)
Thanks. P.S. I am talking about the black coating....
John Resler: You may not call tack welding, welding but I tack welded galvanized sheet
metal quite often and there's nothing wrong with me... don't ask my wife of
avsilva10: very nice
darkstar5d: I noticed when you place both the clamp pieces too enable the bend, they
seem to me to be rounded on the edges on both pieces maybe you try and
remove the rounded edges as well as lay the pieces flat instead of at
laying the pieces on it's side ( /\ side )( ( L flat ) < lay the wood in
the L @ the 90 degree angle when you clamp the pieces down )
Kay Jackson: Youtube University is the best! Glad you enjoyed and learned from our
video. Good luck on your skid plate.
my02warrior: Brilliant,..thanks for posting!!!, I was just looking for a cheap used
brake,...you solved my problem,....I love it when people think crap out.
Wish I thought of it! Cheers from Vancouver BC
MrCrazyron1369: The reason your corners are slightly rounded is because your clamp doesn't
have a sharp edge.
Brady Jones: Nice brake and demonstration, I always wanted a brake but can't afford the
nice ones. After seeing your video, I'm going to make my own. It seems I
better get a nice table first. What size table are you using? 3'x6'?
Charles Struble: Don't know how it could be simpler or more effective. Nice job. Thanks for
sharing with us.
Who me: Thanks great DYI to build one was looking at buying a new one but most come
from China. Keep up the good work.
Josh Navarrete: great stuff btw. like someone else said. I also learn more from people like
you than any other way. real experiences from my neighbors. :-)
Paul Preddy: Brilliant & very well explained too. Thanks for uploading.
tcseacliff: I would have tried to locate the hinge on the inside of the angle iron, get
them out of the way. could make almost a flat fold it you wanted to.
Sergio Perez: Thanks teacher, this is the best machine I've seen so simple, and the great
usefulness May God continue Blessing your mind and give you strength to
continue working with great skill.
David Urquhart: Great video - really helpful thanks!
SV Seeker: That should work. You can also grind the edge of the angle to make a
sharper corner as others have suggested.
james white: i do sheet metal fab and have used that type of break press. I noticed that
you had your clamp arm like a trianlge, it might make it a bit more crisp
of a bend if you notch it so that you can ley it flat betwene your henges
and made into a point along the length your bending againsed. if you have
something you make alot you could also have a two small notches in the
actual bending arm so your fourth bends will be easier.
SV Seeker: Good ideas. Thanks for sharing them.
MonkeySpecs301: nicely done...cheers
neutronstar64: thats interesting, i always wondered why it was called a brake too, so
thanks for that! Dan.
MrArtsey: Good idea and you explained it very well. It's always fun to read the
comments ...even the the negative ones. Harbor Freight has made it possible
for me to own alot more tools than if I had only bought "Made in the
U.S.A.". Thanks for the idea and the video.