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Heavy-Duty Shrinker/Stretcher is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HEAVY DUTY! This Guy is a Beast! I have used it on .016 aluminum and was amazing! I have yet to test it on body panel material...but I am confident it will perform well. This unit really needs to be mounted securely to be used to it's full potential. After I complete my metal bench, it will have a home.I think that ultimately, I will be using a foot operated system to use this Guy . I recommend for the serious metal fabricators only.
Date published: 2014-06-18
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Hi! What's the weight of the unit?

Asked by: Rskalee
This weighs 42 lbs.
Answered by: KHoffnagle
Date published: 2016-07-18

Does this unit include one set of "shinker jaws" and one set of "stretcher jaws?"

Asked by: Tyson22
This unit will come with both sets of jaws so you can shrink or stretch metal.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2016-01-28

Will this machine bend an aluminum corner trim like is found on an RV? It is almost like angle iron but a little different.  We only need to radius' not 90 degree bends.

Asked by: johnhilltop
It will shrink or stretch up to 16 ga. mild steel. It will be able to handle the same thickness of aluminum. You can put radii into many different shapes of metal. To bend an angle, shrink or stretch one leg of the angle.
Answered by: MikeL
Date published: 2014-11-19

Do you sell just the body without the jaws?

Asked by: Weeone
We do not sell just the body.
Answered by: NickC
Date published: 2014-09-17
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Heavy Duty Shrinker/Stretcher

Item #51430 Brand: Eastwood

Extra-large-capacity shrinker/stretcher with a big 8" throat


Extra-Large-Capacity Shrinker/Stretcher has a big 8" throat for bigger jobs.

  • Deep 8" throat
  • Shrink or stretch up to 16-gauge mild steel
  • Hardened-steel jaws

Shrinking jaws contract metal to create inside curves; stretcher jaws expand metal to create outside curves. Use both to create distinctive shapes and designs, or recreate original shapes on your project vehicle.

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About Heavy Duty Shrinker/Stretcher

With a deeper-than-most 8" throat for bigger jobs, our heavy-duty Metal Shrinker/Stretcher will shrink or stretch up to 16-gauge mild steel with ease using its hardened-steel jaws. The shrinking jaws contract metal to create inside curves; the stretcher jaws expand metal to create outside curves; use both to create specific shapes and designs, or recreate original shapes on your vehicle. 14"H x 13"L x 4"W housing has two holes for mounting to a bench or stand. Optional foot-operated stand (51431) is available to allow hands-free forming of large panels. Imported.


51430 Shrinker/Stretcher with Jaws


51431 Foot-Operated Stand
51432 Replacement Jaw Set (other jaws will not fit this unit)


Use appropriate eye safety equipment.