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A few weeks back, I was working on a project that required bending some thin sheet metal and was having some trouble. While on a Google hangout with my patreon supporters, my friend Evan mentioned making a sheet metal brake. I started looking into it and found lots of DIY versions online. There were all different types requiring different tools and providing different results. I mashed up techniques from several of them and made one in an afternoon!This is a 4 ft version that clamps down to an existing table when in use. When I’m finished with it, I can easily hide it away in seconds.  This is great for folding aluminum, steel and more.  There are lots of different ways to make these tools, some of which don’t even require welding!  Check it out!

  • Tom Pritchard

    Slick idea. By having just wing nuts on your hold down angle bar, can you still hold down tight enough? Did not know if you might need a long lever handle to get some leverage? Love the idea. thanks for sharing.

  • Protect Your DIGITS Creations

    Bob that’s great and very useful . The only thing I would add is weld a spinner handle on the wing nuts for quick unbolting and reset for next bend .. Keep up the GREAT videos

  • fred osborne

    Great job on making a metal brake