Simple Home Made Sheet Metal Bender




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shortfusedleathernk: I did grind the edge off the angle to get a square bend!

Gerald C: good job , if part attached to handle was vertical with 3/4" thickest could do more types of bends also and if angle iron on springs was replaced by a 6" wide grading machine blade cutting edge with reinforcements, sheetmetal sides could be folded for strength and about 1/4" metal could be bent. mine is 27" wide and will bent 1/4" metal no problem, biggish problem I had was how to make clamping and bending pieces work for 1/4" thichest 

shortfusedleathernk: I ground the rounded edge off the angle iron so it would be square for the bend!

T2H Instructionals: Nice work man, what did you use for your springs?

GurnBograt1986: Awesome!!

The0121mastodon: Hi Sir, at what height would you put a sheet of metal in a vice, would it be down low into the vice grip or higher up if you needed to cut a shape out of a metal sheet about the size of a man's hand using a hacksaw, Thank you sir!

shortfusedleathernk: Yes

d.i.y.man: excellent video ! are the springs there to make it easy to pull out sheeting and avoid scratching of sheet metal ?

telosfd: In case that i like to install the hinges what is the appropriate cut depth of the metal angle. Is it the half of the diameter of the hinge? Thanks a lot.

Jim Pritz: How did you deal with the fact that angle iron does not have square edges, they are all rounded? Don't your bends all end up somewhat rounded because of this? Thank you.

marcellinasfigaro: That's a pretty slick little bender. Thanks for sharing!

pablo lescano: hola amigo como lo traduzco al ingles 

erngre1: Nice. I just looked at another vid about a homemade break and I would ask you the same question. If you were to grind the angle iron to a 90 at the edge , do you think you would end up with a cleaner 90 degree edge on your bent part? I want to make one. Why not have you do the work for me to copy. Just say'en LOL. Good vid and good work.

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Joe Eichholz: Great build ill think ill make mine like yours

19slipstream84: led zeppelin

ushaandusha: Awesome, I will use one in my workshop , really handy.Welcome you to visit my creations in youtube just search for Usha & Usha Industries

islanduni: Great Fabrication, I just built one to fit my welding table. Thanks!

pausat Garcia: OK MY FRIEND , SIMPLE , YOU ARE THE BEST OF THE BEST ...GENIUS

shortfusedleathernk: Jim, pause at 1.41,you'll see the hinge pin is centered between the channel iron and the angle that makes the bend. Hope this helps, if you google sheet metal bender plans you may find plans that are similar 

Erland Andersen: Nice work. Thanks for posting this video.

Pablo Contrerass: Thaks for this idea GBY Pablo from Venezuela

MrMrjuniortje: Awsome bender!!! I'm from the netherlands.. And want to copy your bender.. If that's fine by you.. I have a question.. Is it possible to make a close up video of your hinge configuration?? With Greeting from the Netherlands

niceday8888: Very cool 

rproctor30: one of the best home made benders I have seen bro

Jtinnon: Loving that Willie Nelson playing in Background!

Gordon Gibbs: Thanks for sharing that info I am trying to make one you simplified it for me

Robert Holder: Cool vid, thanks for sharing!

kamioneko: thank you ,very good machine!

Gabe Cook: Smart design.

MrTonyshit80: Brilliant brain, thanks bro...for idea 

Ken Arnold: great folder,am just making one at this very moment thanks for putting on here Ken

Mario R: Thanks for posting it up, best compact bender, also portable, design I've seen yet. I'm making mine like this, exact size, thanks for your time posting

Lets Just Build It: I just made one thanks :)

LutzK1968: Great Idea !!!

Da Coder: It is, just not fully in shot.

shortfusedleathernk: thanks,but i can't take full credit,saw plans somewhere and kinda went off those.i used different sizes metal though.

bentontool: Great design... thanks!

GolfDave100: Nice : )

TAXOPAREI: The perfection of simplicity, i love it, tomorrow i'm starting my own, thanks

sheetmetalfabricato1: i love the design,,thanks..

R Mckinney: PLEASE, camera on tripod!! Thanks.

09salva: I like ,Very good design,congratulation my freind.

Bob Bishop: Totally answered my question on how to make a sheet bender. Thanks. Awesome bit of equipment.

Mario R: if you put a cross bar in between 2 handles, you will not be able to bend over to see how far you are bending your sheet. The cross bar would prevent you from leaning over to see. Probably 2 handles with no cross bar, I might make mine that way

jack morgan: The springs on the ends are a fantastic idea.

ritzitzit: aha!

Dennis Engelkenjohn: Is there a blueprint available?

Avalon888: Lovely simple design and a nice touch with the springs. Thanks for posting!

tcseacliff: why is the handle not centered? or why not 2 handles with a coss bar for an even bend across?

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Simple home made sheet metal bender 4.9 out of 5

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