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Old 05-06-2020, 11:09 AM
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Hello All,

I'm new to the forum and to metal fabrication and looking for some advice on these two presses. The Certiflat Fabbrake or the Swag Offroad press brake- do they both perform the same function or is one more versatile than the other? Are there any features you prefer from one over the other?

Thanks for any information!
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Old 05-06-2020, 11:42 AM
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Welcome to the forum! I am sorry but I can not help answer your question but I am sure there will be some other members here that can make recomendations. Enjoy your stay here!
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Old 05-06-2020, 12:20 PM
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Hello All,

I'm new to the forum and to metal fabrication and looking for some advice on these two presses. The Certiflat Fabbrake or the Swag Offroad press brake- do they both perform the same function or is one more versatile than the other? Are there any features you prefer from one over the other?

Thanks for any information!
What doo you want to doo with it ?
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Old 05-06-2020, 12:55 PM
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Welcome to the forum! I am sorry but I can not help answer your question but I am sure there will be some other members here that can make recomendations. Enjoy your stay here!
No worries. Thanks for the welcome.
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Old 05-06-2020, 01:04 PM
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What doo you want to doo with it ?
I've rebuilt my back patio with a pergola style overhead and I'd like to make the decorative joints that you see on the post/beam joints.

Also, decorative corner joints (covers) for furniture, chairs, tables, bed frames, motorcycle etc.
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Old 05-06-2020, 01:12 PM
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I've rebuilt my back patio with a pergola style overhead and I'd like to make the decorative joints that you see on the post/beam joints.

Also, decorative corner joints (covers) for furniture, chairs, tables, bed frames, motorcycle etc.
So that means many brackets with the same bends.

I don't see any back gage or depth stop on either one.

Build your own, equip it with both.
https://www.shopfloortalk.com/forums...ad.php?t=51564

Or this other one I build years ago, pictured below.

Note cheap HF $10 dial indicator for depth stop, open concept
makes it easy to square blanks along back wall, clamp a piece of stock there as a "back gage" or a simple swipe with a piece of soapstone will work.

These (2) additions make it work much better, a simple piece of all thread for a back stop, and a dial indicator for the down stop.

If you need more than 6" of bending width, and can get along with the closed ends, follow those you linked, but make your own, and add those features.
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Old 05-06-2020, 02:52 PM
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Most here have built there own but id I were to choose it would be the SWAG along with a Harbor Freight 20 ton press. I like the fingers on the Swag for doing boxes and what not.
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Old 05-06-2020, 03:10 PM
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Most here have built there own but id I were to choose it would be the SWAG along with a Harbor Freight 20 ton press. I like the fingers on the Swag for doing boxes and what not.
Good to know. So it seems they both do pretty much the same thing with the exceptions of the 'fingers' feature on the Swag, which would make it more versatile. Being new to this I don't think I'm ready to build a piece of equipment just yet. Thanks for the insight.
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Old 05-06-2020, 04:35 PM
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So that means many brackets with the same bends.

I don't see any back gage or depth stop on either one.

Build your own, equip it with both.
https://www.shopfloortalk.com/forums...ad.php?t=51564

Or this other one I build years ago, pictured below.

Note cheap HF $10 dial indicator for depth stop, open concept
makes it easy to square blanks along back wall, clamp a piece of stock there as a "back gage" or a simple swipe with a piece of soapstone will work.

These (2) additions make it work much better, a simple piece of all thread for a back stop, and a dial indicator for the down stop.

If you need more than 6" of bending width, and can get along with the closed ends, follow those you linked, but make your own, and add those features.
That looks pretty cool. Down the road when I get a little more experience maybe I'll consider this. Right now I'm focused on a few projects where I just want to get the proper equipment to get it done. Thanks.
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Old 05-06-2020, 04:41 PM
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That looks pretty cool. Down the road when I get a little more experience maybe I'll consider this. Right now I'm focused on a few projects where I just want to get the proper equipment to get it done. Thanks.
A press is one of the most basic machines to build, and we would all help....have you heard of too many cooks?
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