Shrinker Stretchers

Patch Panel Fabrication Tools

When you're doing rust repair or other auto body work, patch panels can often require delicate curves and angle combinations. A metal shrinker/stretcher can be used to form a gentle radius or compound curve so your replacement panel is an exact fit. These tools form metal by either compressing (shrink) or expanding (stretch) the material with no hammering, heating or secondary cuts necessary. Design patches for trunk openings, wheel wells, door jambs, dog legs and other curved areas with these premium metal-working tools from Eastwood.

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  • Eastwood Heavy Duty Jaw Set for # 51430

    Eastwood Heavy Duty Shrinker Stretcher Jaw Set

    Steel-hardened jaws for Shrinker/Stretcher
    $107.99
    Steel-hardened jaws for Shrinker/Stretcher
    $107.99
  • Shrinker Stretcher Jaw Set for EW#51088 50143

    Eastwood Shrinker Stretcher Jaw Set for 51088 50143

    Steel-hardened jaws for 8"-throat Shrinker-Stretchers 50143 and 51088
    $115.99
    Steel-hardened jaws for 8"-throat Shrinker-Stretchers 50143 and 51088
    $115.99
  • Eastwood Shrinker Stretcher Base Plate

    Eastwood Shrinker Stretcher Base Plate

    Shrinker Stretcher Base Plate
    $29.99
    Shrinker Stretcher Base Plate
    $29.99
  • Stand for 21489 Eastwood Elite Deep Jaw Shrinker Stretcher

    Stand for 21489 Eastwood Elite Deep Jaw Shrinker Stretcher

    Stand for 21489 Eastwood Elite Deep Jaw Shrinker Stretcher
    $116.99
    Stand for 21489 Eastwood Elite Deep Jaw Shrinker Stretcher
    $116.99
  • Eastwood Elite Deep Jaw Metal Shrinker Stretcher and Foot Operated Stand

    Eastwood Elite Deep Jaw Metal Shrinker Stretcher and Stand

    Extra-Large-Capacity Shrinker/Stretcher has a big 7" throat depth

    Starting at: $496.98

    Extra-Large-Capacity Shrinker/Stretcher has a big 7" throat depth

    Starting at: $496.98

  • Eastwood Elite Deep Jaw Metal Shrinker Stretcher

    Eastwood Elite Deep Jaw Metal Shrinker Stretcher

    Extra-Large-Capacity Shrinker/Stretcher has a big 7" throat depth
    $379.99
    Extra-Large-Capacity Shrinker/Stretcher has a big 7" throat depth
    $379.99
  • Shrinker/Stretcher Combo Set-Two BodiesTwo Jaws

    Eastwood Shrinker/Stretcher Combo Set-Two Bodies Two Jaws

    2 separate bodies: 1 shrinks, 1 stretches... no switching needed

    Special Price $159.97

    Regular Price: $179.99

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    2 separate bodies: 1 shrinks, 1 stretches... no switching needed

    Special Price $159.97

    Regular Price: $179.99

    Save: $20.02

  • Wolfe's Easy Shrinking Disc Kits

    Wolfe's Easy Shrinking Disc Kits

    Shrinking Disc Kits available in 3", 4.5" and 9" sizes

    Starting at: $50.00

    Shrinking Disc Kits available in 3", 4.5" and 9" sizes

    Starting at: $50.00

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Patch Panel Fabrication Tools

When you're doing rust repair or other auto body work, patch panels can often require delicate curves and angle combinations. A metal shrinker/stretcher can be used to form a gentle radius or compound curve so your replacement panel is an exact fit. These tools form metal by either compressing (shrink) or expanding (stretch) the material with no hammering, heating or secondary cuts necessary. Design patches for trunk openings, wheel wells, door jambs, dog legs and other curved areas with these premium metal-working tools from Eastwood.


Metal Shrinker/Stretcher Units

Form sheet metal, mild steel or aluminum with one of our shrinker and stretcher systems. The R&D team has developed a pair of tools that use compound leverage from a handle to create the bends and curves you need in small metal pieces. Our standard sheet metal stretcher and shrinker combo set is ideal for most DIY workers. The Elite Deep Jaw shrinker is for heavy-duty or professional use. The tool is typically mounted on a bench or in a vise, but you can also attach it to an optional stand with a foot pedal. This increases total leverage and allows workers to hold the metal with both hands for more precise forming.


Replacement Parts & Accessories

Eastwood tools come with a full warranty against material and workmanship defects. But if you have an older shrinker/stretcher with worn-out parts, you can restore performance without needing a whole new unit. Order new steel-hardened jaw sets compatible with multiple models so you can get back to metal working. With a base plate, you can mount both the stretcher and the shrinker jaws so all you have to do is switch the handle, saving time as you work.


Expert Support of Metal Workers

Having the right tools won't help if you don't know how to use them. The Eastwood customer service team is full of DIY enthusiasts who have tested and used the equipment we sell. Call or email us today for assistance with your metal shrinker/stretcher system and tips about how to make better patch panels.