Having a sheet metal bender in the workshop makes a huge array of normally difficult DIY projects, suddenly simple.That’s why we want to share this great DIY project with you, because this thing is just so handy!
Professional workshop or even DIY hobby sheet metal and acrylic benders, do not usually come cheaply. This is always surprising, as they are such simple pieces of equipment with so few parts.So, in this project Laura Kampf will show you how to make your own quick and easy DIY sheet metal bender.
With a frame fabricated from just a few pieces of steel I-beam, this version is far more approachable than its big brother and just about as capable. The three forming rollers ride in stout pillow blocks and can be repositioned for different bending radii.
Sheet metal brakes are machines designed to make bending thin metal into shapes for use in projects such as house siding, eaves, air conditioning ductwork, and others. This project will help you build a simple sheet metal brake for bending small work for those who prefer to do it yourself.