This Sheet Metal Folder is an extremely easy tool to both make and use. It is also very sturdy (the clamping and folding beams are 12mm thick) and capable of bending aluminium up to 3mm thick, mild steel up to 2mm thick and stainless steel up to 1.2mm thick. The width of the throat is 1300mm, but obviously, the whole machine can be lengthened or shortened to suit ones needs.
The clamping beam is spring loaded (using old car valve-springs) to simplify positioning the sheet. The clamping beam is also fully adjustable fore and aft by means of two threaded knobs, which results in very accurate bends.
The folding beam is simplicity itself and has a well-positioned stout handle. The hinges are a total of 40mm thick, thus providing long-lasting bearing surfaces.
The whole machine has a very small footprint, making it ideal for the home workshop and small factory alike.
More than just a collection of CAD drawings, this comprehensive PDF Manual consists of the following:
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|Suits||Sheet metal folding|
|Build||DIY from plans|
|Manual||The PDF manual contains detailed information, instruction, images and fully dimensioned CAD drawings|
|Capacity||Aluminium up to 3mm thick, mild steel up to 2mm thick and stainless steel up to 1.2mm thick|
|Throat Width||1300mm (can be customised to suit)|