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Eastwood Versa-Bend Sheet Metal Brake is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well Made, Not a Heavy Weight Unit Brake was effectively packaged and easy to assemble. Beyond assembly, little instruction was provided with the unit, but use is simple so not a lot needed. Tried 20 gauge bends, worked like a charm. Tried 18 gauge, 6" wide bend, finished product was on target but I started feeling the stress on the unit. I believe their recommendation to stay below 12" wide 18 gauge bends is on target. The problem is not the bending table, but the top clamp. It would need extra gussetting, bracing to handle wider 18" gauge bends or heavier material. But if you need to do that kind of work, then you really need a floor brake. This will be an often used tool in my shop, I will need to retire my 6" vice and hammer, Ha.
Date published: 2013-07-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor quality control and materials. The design of the brake is good and in theory should work well but I did not try it. The brake had numerous manufacturing defects in the low quality mild steel that would affect its ability to form proper bends. Had someone had the concern to glance at the brake before it was shipped, the defects and bulges in the steel on the clamping surface are obvious. It just shows no concern for the product they are shipping. Save your money and buy something else.
Date published: 2013-11-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from product seems good I only recently used it to make a small bracket for my shop. It worked as expected and i was pleased with the outcome. My only regret is it would be even more handy if it could accommodate material at least 24in long. Needed to rebuild my snowshovel edge and it wasn't quite long enough to work out. Oh well, i just had to be resourceful!
Date published: 2013-02-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Simple design but failed the first time I really like the size and design of the Versa-bend. The quality of the welding leaves much to be desired. The first bend, 4" 22g cold rolled steel was too much for one of the welds. Live and learn
Date published: 2013-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good value for useful tool We've used this tool around the shop for small fabrication jobs, and it works great. Bends are tight when used within the tools specified range, and for the money you can't really do much better.
Date published: 2013-03-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good tool It's a nice compact little unit. On light steel and aluminum it's great. PRL
Date published: 2013-11-18

Eastwood Versa-Bend Sheet Metal Brake

Item #14042 Brand: Eastwood

Handle all sorts of precision metalworking projects with this versatile brake
Heavy Weight Item-Special shipping charges may apply.

Details

The Eastwood Versa-Bend 20-Inch Offset Sheet Metal Brake is a precision-engineered metalworking tool designed to produce both standard variable length bends as well as accurate 1/2-Inch offset bends up to 90 Degrees in 20-gauge sheet steel and 18-gauge aluminum in widths up to 20 inches. Also capable of creating bends in 18-gauge steel in widths less than 12 inches. Create floor reinforcement channels and ribs, sections of corrugated pickup bed floors; truck bedside panels, inner fender structures and much more all with one convenient vise or bench-mount tool.

About Eastwood Versa-Bend Sheet Metal Brake

The Eastwood Versa Bend 20 Inch Offset Sheet Metal Brake is a precision engineered metal working tool designed to produce both standard variable length bends as well as accurate 1/2 Inch offset bends up to 90 Degrees in 20gauge sheet steel and 18 gauge aluminum in widths up to 20 Inch. Also capable of creating bends in 18 gauge steel in widths less than 12 Inch. Create floor reinforcement channels and ribs, sections of corrugated pickup bed floors;truck bedside panels, inner fender structures and much more all with one convenient vise or bench mount tool.


Contents

1 Offset Metal Brake Assembly, 2 Actuating Rods, 1 Vice Mount Tab and hardware, 2 Bench Mount Brackets and hardware.


Accessories

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Instructions

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Safety

This tool is considerably heavy. Use extreme caution when mounting or dismounting when using a vice or other temporary fixturing arrangement. Personal injury could occur if tool is dropped. Pinch Hazard. Keep fingers away from moving parts when operating. Wear appropriate work gloves and protective clothing. Sheet metal will often have sharp edges which can cause cuts to hands and arms. Wear appropriate eye protection. Metal chips can be ejected during the bending process.


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