Item # 28140 BRAND: Eastwood

18 Inch Mini Metal Bender Brake

Fabricate aluminum or steel patch panels up to 18" wide
Fabricate aluminum or steel patch panels up to 18" wide
18 Inch Mini Metal Bender Brake is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 12.
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Fabricate aluminum or steel patch panels up to 18" wide

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18 Inch Mini Metal Bender Brake

Product Overview:

Description

This Sheet Metal Bending Brake makes it easy to fabricate metal panels up to 18" wide and is the perfect tool for fabricating small patch panels.

  • Bend 16-gauge aluminum
  • Bend 20-gauge steel
  • Heavier gauges in narrower widths

This sheet metal bending brake bends up to 16-gauge aluminum and 20-gauge steel at the full 18" width; can handle heavier gauges in narrower widths. Mounting holes allow you to bolt bending brake to your workbench.

Warranty

1 Year

In the Box

Contents

Mounting Holes Allow You To Bolt Bending Brake To Your Workbench

Guides & Accessories

Safety Information

Always follow all instructions and warnings and wear proper eye, ear, skin and respiratory protection.

Accessories

Eastwood 18 in. Mini Metal Bender Brake Portable Bender Bendering Bend 16 Gauge Aluminum & Bend Steel For Workbench

Application Tips

Bend 16-Gauge Aluminum

Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice product This product is exactly what I expected. I modified it to suit my needs. I will be doing repetitive work on it and have added stops and bolted down the top plate because I will always be bending 16ga utility grade aluminum.
Date published: 2015-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works Well Works well for lightweight sheet metal. Wouldn't use it for much heavy use, okay for the prototype work I do.
Date published: 2015-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Value-priced metal bender Overall, good value for the money. But, limited to use in bending light to medium gauge metals. Dual lever arms are a bit flimsy, flexing a bit too much in use, especially when trying to bend heavier metal (18 gauge). Built from aluminum. Durable, yet a bit too much flex to do complex bending jobs.
Date published: 2013-09-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A very compact and affordable bender. I also purchased a similar bender ,but instead of using clamps I drilled 2 holes on each end, close to the edge, inserted 2 bolts with 4 washers and 2 wingnuts for easy removal .In between the steel halves I use a washer to make up the sheetmetal thickness.If I need to bend a thicker metal, I remove the bolts, add washers and tighten up the bolts.Insert metal many times without clamping your metal each time.
Date published: 2012-02-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not bad for the $$ This does exactly what it says, well in the catalog. On this website it says up to 18 gauge steel, in the catalog it says up to 20ga. I tried 20ga and it worked fine, 18 gauge made the handles start to bend no matter how you held them or how easily you pulled. I figured the person with the broken handles had put something way to thick in. I can tell now that if I had tried to complete a 90 degree bend on 18 gauge steel, my handles would have snapped too. The picture shows the brake and the metal being along with 2 clamps, which you will need to buy to hold the metal down before bending. I'd have paid $10 more just to save a trip back to town to buy 2 C clamps.
Date published: 2011-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good and a cute little helper for small projects!!! This bender does work as they say. Its for thin sheets not heavy bending. Its just cute for a tool.
Date published: 2011-02-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from OK I bought this not knowing what to expect, now I know. This is afine tool if you are not expecting to do some major work. It is OK for small and thin guage metal, yet the handle broke off from bending with use.
Date published: 2010-10-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Might work well for soft and/or very thin sheet metal I really wanted to like this mini brake, but it just isn't strong enough. The description indicates that it will bend 20-gauge steel at the full width, so I thought it wouldn't have any problems bending a thinner 24-gauge 304 stainless steel sheet at full width. I was really only able to get about 10-20 degrees before the rod handles began to bend significantly. I tried bending slowly and in short strokes, but it wouldn't bend the sheet any further without permanently bending the rod handles. Also, please note that the brake is made from aluminum - not steel. Unfortunately, I had to return the unit because it did not perform as advertised. Many thanks for Eastwood's customer service.
Date published: 2022-09-19
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Questions & Answers

What is the max thickness it can bend also what would be the minimum return flange if bending a U channel???

Asked by: Metal bender
The minimum channel for a U shape would be approximately the thickness of the top bar which is 3/16" I believe.
Answered by: Nick BC
Date published: 2022-08-22

What's this made of-? Is it aluminum-?

Asked by: Joseph
It is constructed of 3/16" extruded aluminum.
Answered by: Nick BC
Date published: 2022-08-01

Will this tool make a hem, 180 degree bend?

Asked by: John1999
This break will bend a 90-degree bend max.
Answered by: Bob G
Date published: 2021-06-13
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18 Inch Mini Metal Bender Brake
$81.99
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