Sheet Metal Bending Brake | Woodworking Project | Woodsmith Plans

Sheet Metal Bending Brake

The possibilities for shop projects are endless with this simple jig for bending sheet metal.

Learning how to work with sheet metal can open up a lot of potential for practical projects. In this plan, we’ll show you how to build and use a simple bending brake like you see here. It makes crisp, clean bends on sheet metal (up to 22 ga.) for great-looking results. It’s made from a few pieces of hardwood to form the base and hinged handle. The sheet metal is clamped under a piece of angle iron that creates the bending point, or mandrel. As you lift the handle, the metal is easily formed into a tight bend between a metal breaker bar and mandrel. So, for minimal cost, you can build a tool you’ll use over and over again. As a matter of fact, we've included plans to make 5 simple sheet metal projects.

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  • 17 pages of step-by-step instructions
  • More than 50 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
  • Shop-tested tips and techniques ensure your success
  • Materials list
  • Retail sources for project hardware and supplies

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