How To Bend Sheet Metal Without A Brake

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How To Bend Sheet Metal Without A Brake:
How To Bend Sheet Metal Without A Brake in 4 different methods with minimal or homemade tools.

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58gennaro says:

I need to bend 36 in long material. Not sure this will work.

Tim O’Brien says:

Very clear and helpful

Royal Reigel says:

I shall use this to make my bike plow idea

John Smith says:

This metal you're bending is extremely thin.
I'm looking into ways to bend 16 gauge steel sheet metal.
I recommend doing a quick search on YouTube for "How To Bend Sheet Metal Without A Sheet Metal Brake".

Paul Gupta says:

This is exactly what I needed

Virgilio Gonzalez says:

Great! I needed this video. I'm making a compost bin with thin sheet metal. THANK YOU!

Linnie Huffman says:

Let's see u bend a 6 ft sheet, cause most bends a longer than 6 inches

Chungchi Chiu says:

You are very good. Thanks

Ken Haworth says:

Great video

Pi Mc says:

this is a perfect video from a pedagogical standpoint

Kevin Mullins says:

With the score and bend method do you score the inside of the bend or the outside?

Metalvain says:

Useful for a piece of rolled flashed I needed to bend, thank you!

The Adventures of Prince Diamond says:

Here is a technique I used successfully to bend a piece of sheet metal which was about half a metre in length: place the sheet into an open door between the hinges. Close the door carefully so the line you marked is along the base of the door stop. The result is a beautifully straight, even, 90 degree bend. Further bending to 180 degrees was done by placing the metal on a table, and using a hammer. The hammer blows were spread out using a large book. Little bit by little bit the bend went from 90 to 180 degrees. When the metal was completely folded I used the book and light hammer blows to flatten the bend to a small radius. All in all, I was very pleased with the result.

Arco Maynes says:

So what method would you recommend for 16G sheet metal?

Kanada da Yaşamak says:

year 2022 not 10000bc hope you understand what i mean

Don K. Johnson says:

Hello, I have a question about getting a bend out of metal part. I have a wind vent for a 1967 VW Bug, and the vertical shaft, where the doors glass goes up into, is slightly bend inwards.
I've tried placing it on a hard flat surface and hitting it with a rubber hammer. But that doesn't change anything.
I don't want to hit it too hard, I don't want to break any welds at the corners, if there are any.
I have photos but can't post them on this site. I have a heat gun and a few tools to work with.
Got any ideas?


Can you bend steel sheet metal like that? Or only aluminum?

Melaine Kerfaou says:

Thanks. Exactly what I needed for a potting bench.

David Rust says:

Very helpful, I was able to make a heat shield out of 1/16” anodized aluminum, which included four bends. I used a hard rubber hammer to get sharp right angle bends.

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