When Quality And Precision Count, Choose Bend-It, Inc. For Draw Bending Expertise
May 19, 2017
A lot of you occasional metalworking people out there want to know how to make your own sheet metal bender. That is understandable, if you only need a metal bender on a rare occasion – or perhaps if you are the type of person that has to build everything themselves. If you belong to the latter, I can tell you that making your own bending machine will probably not be worth it in terms of the hours you are going to put into it, as a commercially available sheet metal bending brake really isn’t very expensive – a couple of hundred dollars buys you a very nice machine indeed, and they can be had cheaper still.
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If building a homemade motorcycle stand captures your fancy, then go ahead and do it. This garage project is easy and very doable. The basic stuffs needed are tube bending tools and a welder. For the stand’s structure, the best material to use is a 2-inch heavy gauge steel pipe. This metal is fairly sturdy with high malleability. If that’s unavailable, a 2-inch channel bar will do. It is a square steel pipe mostly used to build shelves and gates. One will have to struggle a bit with this material as it requires more heat and more muscle strength to bend it. There are also designs that make use of cylindrical pipes and channel bars. One can also build a ramp or a stand using 2×6 wood boards.
Take your Pipe Bending and bend your pipe at the top around one foot or so from the end and try to make sure that this has an angle at around one hundred and forty five degrees. This way the pipe will be able to wrap over the wall and you will have to do the same for your next pipe.
When steel and other metals are being fabricated, it is important to use the proper equipment and tools to do it. Using the wrong tools with the equipment can be dangerous. Some people try to get as many uses as possible out of tooling so that they can save themselves some money but this is not always necessary.
Unless you plan to use compression fittings for all your plumbing work you’ll certainly need a blowlamp for making soldered joints. In most cases, a small blowlamp operating off a disposable canister of gas is easiest to use. Don’t forget to keep a spare canister in your tool kit; they have a habit of running out at the most awkward moments.
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