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Old 02-15-2018, 06:59 AM
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Default Homemade Press Brake 40 tons

My Dad has been building a homemade Press Brake. Press can make 40 tons at 3000 psi. Made to bend 48" of 1/8" sheet metal or can change bottom die to a wider one to bend 24" of 1/4 plate. Well here some pictures
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Old 02-15-2018, 07:03 AM
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Very nice looking beast of a press. Well done.
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Old 02-15-2018, 07:24 AM
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Nicely done....Painted too...

How are you synchronizing the 2 cylinders ?

Or is there a down stop on each side that I can't see ?
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that looks awesome! I've always wanted to have something that size. Let us know how it works.

Where'd he get the dies?
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Old 02-15-2018, 10:03 AM
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I know the feeling when you need one of these things bad enough to build it. I had collected all the materials and parts for one when I stumbled across the repairable machine I have.
I even had the dies at that point.
How wide is it? slightly wider than 48 inch, I assume, as 48 inch plate is now usually 49"

I used a positive displacement rotary flow divider for the press I rebuilt to replace the mechanical linkage, that had failed to keep the dies parallel.

I see where you get your fabricating skills from, your dad did a great job.
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Very Nice!
Any Build Plans for that beast ?
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I like.
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I know the feeling when you need one of these things bad enough to build it. I had collected all the materials and parts for one when I stumbled across the repairable machine I have.
I even had the dies at that point.
How wide is it? slightly wider than 48 inch, I assume, as 48 inch plate is now usually 49"

I used a positive displacement rotary flow divider for the press I rebuilt to replace the mechanical linkage, that had failed to keep the dies parallel.

I see where you get your fabricating skills from, your dad did a great job.
49" wide Thank you
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that looks awesome! I've always wanted to have something that size. Let us know how it works.

Where'd he get the dies?
Will have to ask Dad about Die company. Bends smooth.........
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