Item # 20666 BRAND: Eastwood

Eastwood 48 Inch Box and Pan Sheet Metal Brake

Create your own pans and boxes
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Eastwood 48 Inch Box and Pan Sheet Metal Brake is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
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Eastwood 48 Inch Box and Pan Sheet Metal Brake

Product Overview:

Description

The Eastwood 48 Inch Box and Pan Sheet Metal Brake is the perfect size for a small shop or home use.

The Eastwood 48 Inch Box and Pan Sheet Metal Brake Features:

  • Bends sheet metal up to 48"
  • Use on up to 18 gauge steel, 22 gauge stainless or 16 gauge aluminum
  • Makes bends up to 135 degrees
  • Removable fingers to create pans or boxes
Eastwood 48 Inch Box and Pan Sheet Metal Brake

The Eastwood 48 inch Box and Pan Brake is a precision engineered metal working tool designed to produce accurate, variable length bends in angles up to 135° in mild 18 gauge sheet steel, 22 gauge stainless and 16 gauge aluminum in widths up 48”. Create complex shapes such as floor reinforcement channels and ribs, sections of corrugated pickup bed floors; truck bedside panels, inner fender structures and much more, all with one convenient bench-mounted tool.

Eastwood 48 Inch Box and Pan Sheet Metal Brake
Eastwood 48 Inch Box and Pan Sheet Metal Brake
Eastwood 48 Inch Box and Pan Sheet Metal Brake

Warranty

1 Year

Specifications

Metal Width: Bends up to 48"
Metal Gauge: Up to 18 gauge steel, 22 gauge stainless, or 16 gauge aluminum
Bend Angles: Up to 135 degrees
Removable Fingers: 16 Hardened and Ground Fingers
(5) 2"
(5) 4"
(6) 3"

Mounting Area Dimensions: 53” x 13”
Overall Dimensions: 59” wide x 13” deep x 18.375” tall
Weight: 297lbs

FAQs

Q: What is a sheet metal brake?

A: A sheet metal brake is a metal working machine that allows for the bending of sheet metal. It is also known as a bending machine, bending brake, sheet metal folder or just a folder.

The brake includes a flat surface where the metal material is placed, and a clamping bar, which is used hold the material securely during the bend. The clamping action can be manual, automatic or operated using a foot pedal. The front plate of the machine is hinged and may be lifted, forcing the material to be extended over a straight edge to bend and follow the plate.

Q: How much does a metal brake cost?

A: The price of a metal brake varies greatly depending on the brand, size and type of material. Some metal brakes can be found at budget-friendly prices, with some products priced lower than $400. Most metal brakes will be priced anywhere between $400 up to $1,000, while some premium priced products will cost more than $1,000.

Make sure to do your proper research and read all of the reviews before purchasing in order to find a high-quality metal brake of the proper size that be used with the type of material needed for your bending work.

Q: What are the box fingers used for when using a metal brake?

A: A box and pan sheet metal brake is also commonly known as a finger brake because it includes steel fingers of different widths. This type of metal brake is used to create pans, boxes and other objects of similar shapes. In order to create these shapes, all you need to do is to use the fingers that are needed to make the bend.

The box fingers are secured by thumbscrews, so you need to make sure that the ones that you’re going to use are fastened securely and tightened firmly before you use the box and pan brake.

Shipping

This a freight item and ships by truck.

Liftgate Service: Is highly recommended, or sometimes required, for delivery of this product. If you have a safe method of unloading without a liftgate, you will have the opportunity to remove liftgate service at checkout. Please note that the truck driver will NOT assist in unloading the product for you. We are not responsible for personal injury or damage to the product resulting from unloading the merchandise without the benefit of a liftgate, delivery dock or forklift.

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Contents

(1) Eastwood 48 Inch Box and Pan Sheet Metal Brake

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Instructions

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Safety Information

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.

Accessories

Eastwood 48" Sheet Metal Pan And Box Brake With Adjustable Removeable Fingers

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome sheet metal finger brake Great product and value for the price
Date published: 2021-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features The first one I received was tweek Eastwood was great shipped new one very happy with new brake and my tig 200
Date published: 2019-01-18
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Questions & Answers

What is the country of origin?

Asked by: Blair
This product comes out of China.
Answered by: Nick BC
Date published: 2022-09-06

What is the maximum box depth?

Asked by: Kurt
The max height of the box will be approximately 1.5 inches.
Answered by: Kelly H
Date published: 2022-08-19

Can this do titanium?

Asked by: Nick
This is a difficult question to answer - we've never tested it with titanium so we don't have any guidelines for that. From my research I think the titanium would have to be very thin, comparable to 20-22 gauge stainless and if you want to put any significant bend in it you need a lot of heat to prevent it from cracking. Glowing red hot level of heat.
Answered by: Nick BC
Date published: 2022-08-16

Can I pick this up at your Parma location?

Asked by: Cameron
I believe this could be arranged, please reach out to the store directly to confirm at 440-345-7217.
Answered by: Nick BC
Date published: 2022-08-15

What is the radius of the fingers? Are there different radius fingers available for purchase?

Asked by: Mike
The fingers on this come to an edge, there is no radius. We do not have radiused fingers available.
Answered by: Nick BC
Date published: 2022-07-11

Will this bend stainless steel gauge #16?

Asked by: Pedro
No, we recommend this be used on a maximum thickness of 22 gauge stainless steel.
Answered by: Nick BC
Date published: 2022-07-05

Would this brake be able to form a hem by bending 135* and crushing down the return flange to form a "180* return hem"?

Asked by: Robert
I tried this with some 18 gauge steel and it actually doesn't work bad for small widths. I did about 3" on my first try. Then I did a 29" one and that was challenging to do by myself, and it didn't get the hem crushed very tight. You would probably end up hammering on it to close the gap.
Answered by: Nick BC
Date published: 2022-06-02

If I need to make a "U" shape that's 8" tall, what's smallest width I can make? Which I'm guessing is the distance from the bend to the back of the head unit.

Asked by: SEVEN7
You have the right idea - this is sort of a complicated question. For an 8" tall full 48" width "U" the minimum width is limited by the height of the center bar which gets you to about a 9" min width. For ~20" or less bends the width can be tighter by about an inch because that rounded bar doesn't protrude there. For small height U's the width has to be approximately equal to the height or it will hit the teeth making the second bend.
Answered by: Nick BC
Date published: 2022-06-02
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Eastwood 48 Inch Box and Pan Sheet Metal Brake
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