How To Make Tools To Stretch Sheet Metal

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On this episode I go over a tool I made to help stretch sheet metal.

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Comments

Gunnar Malmstrøm says:

Thanks, perfekt strech tool for my smal garasje. I can just switch the topwheel on the englishwheel and fix a holder for the airhammer 👍😉

Damien Mikkelsen says:

That was cool 👍🏻

1-Shot slinger says:

Very cool vid

Kurt Ludwig says:

Wow! Thanks I always learn watching you. Have I seen you have 3d print plastic planning hammer? Where or did you make those

charley grossnicklaus says:

awesome very impressive thank you for sharing

Max Franks says:

Would you be able to make that same sample you showed at the beginning of the video out of stainless? I have a guy that wants me to repair an old stainless grill. I need to make a similar part with stainless.

Charlie Chassis says:

You chewin gum?

Jeffry Blackmon says:

Very informative. Thanks for showing your equipment.

jolllyroger1 says:

Nice demonstration

Douglas Trouette says:

Awesome. I have more fun making tools than making the project.

Greg Gregory says:

That's fkn sweet

Sculptive Fab says:

Nice tool. Question, any fancy tool material you used or just mild steel. Do you have issues with one side of the material being to thin to weld? Thanks for the video!

Robert G says:

Great video and creativity skills!
I can tell you from experience that nothing makes a man get more creative than being broke. You'd be amazed at what you can do if you have to. LOL!

Vaios Kaliakoudas says:

This idea is the best and quickest way to stretch sheet metal. Thanks for this Kyle. You're saving us time with your ideas 😉😉😉

TheMick26 says:

Man, I never considered making dies to stretch metal with my planishing hammer… until seeing your video. Great, yet simple tool. Thanks, Kyle.🙏

Shaun Gardner says:

Dog needs ppe

Dan says:

Bad ass video! Nice work thanks for the tips!

Scooter Rat says:

You should have a piece of card board between your shrinker stretcher jaws when your're not using them It keeps the jaws from getting damaged if you happen to hit the pedal or arm. It's not good to push your dies together either without material in between them. I know you didn't push them together very hard but, check them when you take them out to make sure you didn't damage them.

Jason Cox says:

A little bit off the subject, but what size clecos do you use the most? 1/4 or 3/16? Ordering some this week.

Speedy's Car Community says:

You the man!

Joshua Honel says:

Always love seeing how people get creative to solve their problems. Thanks for the vid

Augie Najera says:

Once again more Bad A.. Fab work!!!

joe ravinu says:

Don't tear the metal

joe ravinu says:

Watch them fingers

cecil6711 says:

Excellent video.
Need a tool,make a tool. 🙂

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