DIY Metal Brake for Bending Sheet Metal


  1. Austin Scarpitto

    Austin ScarpittoHari Yang lalu

    Where’s your PPE

  2. Matthew Wiley

    Matthew Wiley8 hari yang lalu

    Where were your welding gloves?

  3. scott hares

    scott hares12 hari yang lalu

    Once questi0on though - the anvil part was set at 45 degree. Is that because it needs to fold a little more than 90 to get 90?

  4. Brian Oltrogge

    Brian Oltrogge12 hari yang lalu

    Yes! Also might be some bends that could go up to 135ish if you needed them to...

  5. scott hares

    scott hares12 hari yang lalu

    There's plenty of DIY brake videos, photo's, instructables etc out there. This is the only one that includes detaile drawings that any DIY or shop could reproduce.

  6. RandomPsychic

    RandomPsychic21 hari yang lalu

    what is this? wonder years?

  7. watchthe1369

    watchthe136923 hari yang lalu

    The isoangle measured drawings in the corner are awesome! I like the way you do the measuring as well. 1 mark, 1 cut for 2 parts that have to match. If you have explanations why you need 4 hinge loops instead of 1 besides it being stronger I would like to hear that.

  8. Shyam Singh

    Shyam Singh25 hari yang lalu

    यह लोहा कटिंग मशीन कितने रुपये में तथा कहाँ से प्राप्त हो सकती है?कृपया बताने का कष्ट करें।

  9. Bryan Barnard

    Bryan Barnard23 hari yang lalu


    RICH82AIRBORNE25 hari yang lalu

    try duel shield wire and c25 gas you won't be disappointed i promise!


    RICH82AIRBORNE25 hari yang lalu

    use cutting edge for a plow weld on type its hard dont flex! has a 80 deg beveled edge too


    RICH82AIRBORNE25 hari yang lalu

    ive got a bandsaw like yours best tool ive ever bought its from harbor frieght i paid $100 for it awesome tool too have i have 2 actually one for long stock cross cut and one i moved the guides for cutting ripping long peices

  13. Home Innoventions

    Home Innoventions25 hari yang lalu

    I love your shop. I wish I have mine. Great work btw.

  14. Shane Von Harten

    Shane Von Harten26 hari yang lalu

    5/8 bolt fits in 1/2 inch pipe? Clown world

  15. NMranchhand

    NMranchhandBulan Yang lalu

    What a very well presented video. I can’t remember when I’ve seen a clearer presentation of an involved project. I’m excited to go and see your other fabrication ideas like hanging those grinders. Drives me crazy on my wheeled cart. You give me 20/20 hindsight!

  16. Tobias

    TobiasBulan Yang lalu

    VERY nice, now you need to build some radius dies.

  17. papajohn fitbyfaith

    papajohn fitbyfaithBulan Yang lalu


  18. Ben Ferguson

    Ben FergusonBulan Yang lalu

    Great video! Very helpful.

  19. Bart us

    Bart usBulan Yang lalu

    That band saw is a real time saver. Great tool. Great video and project.

  20. moonolyth

    moonolythBulan Yang lalu

    Picked one up at Harbour Freight have never used, but it will make a great starting point for your fancy Idea. Every stage you performed looked spot on pro. as far as execution. Love that little table along with the hanger for the grinder. Must copy your hinge and clamp design. Really nice work.

  21. Buildnrepairs23

    Buildnrepairs23Bulan Yang lalu

    Dude you have to make more videos! I love this channel your work is outstanding - two thumbs up.

  22. CMAenergy

    CMAenergy2 bulan yang lalu

    How can you use this type of brake to make a box? I was thinking of a set up where the top inserted a piece of steel to the width of a box, then just clamp a piece of steel inside the box to hold it down on the bottom plate then you could fold the lip up

  23. teamidris

    teamidris2 bulan yang lalu

    Folder rather than a brake? (Press brake vs box folder). Anyhoo, made one the other day from scrap and it’s something else I should have done years ago, and yours is waaaay nicer than mine :o)

  24. Naiping Hou

    Naiping Hou2 bulan yang lalu

    what is welding machine? I am interested in it . and want to have it.

  25. George Sheptak

    George Sheptak2 bulan yang lalu

    One hell of a band saw. Thks for sharing your vid. Good job.

  26. Jacob Guymon

    Jacob Guymon2 bulan yang lalu

    use cam locks on the sides so you don't have to tighten bolts to clamp the metal while bending

  27. Fran DeWitt

    Fran DeWitt2 bulan yang lalu

    Nice boots

  28. Mike Mudimba

    Mike Mudimba2 bulan yang lalu

    beautiful man. for me leavig in africa where tools are either too expensive or difficult to find this is gold. thanks a million you are a genius

  29. Randall Henry

    Randall Henry2 bulan yang lalu

    Made mine out of 3 & 4 inch c-chanel. Works great for making rocker panels and such.

  30. joe bama

    joe bama2 bulan yang lalu

    got mine at a garage sale for 20 bucks ;-)

  31. gary miller

    gary miller2 bulan yang lalu

    how much for one. I like to buy one..

  32. Rich s

    Rich s2 bulan yang lalu

    T Handel's? L bolts? Phooey on that, where the heck is your cordless impact? Or at least a cordless drill driver with a Socket

  33. edstimator1

    edstimator12 bulan yang lalu

    well I'm impressed....good job!

  34. XPFTP

    XPFTP2 bulan yang lalu

    all that and no T bolt... not sure if would getin way but doesnt look like it would.

  35. TTBT

    TTBT2 bulan yang lalu

    Love how you overlay the dimensions as you cut each piece. brilliant and genius combined!

  36. Phillip Craggs

    Phillip Craggs2 bulan yang lalu

    you really should be wearing gloves when welding.

  37. Scott French

    Scott French2 bulan yang lalu

    How much would you charge me for a small hood scoop I could weld to my car ?

  38. Guss ferretti

    Guss ferretti2 bulan yang lalu

    Thank you for sharing your knowledge

  39. James Dyer

    James Dyer2 bulan yang lalu

    That’s how it’s done. Well done 👍

  40. Bill McLaren

    Bill McLaren2 bulan yang lalu

    Good stuff .Question, what make, type and spec is your welder I want to buy one ?

  41. Mike Burch

    Mike Burch2 bulan yang lalu

    Great job Brian! Greetings from Arizona.

  42. USS NaVy

    USS NaVy2 bulan yang lalu

    Cơ sở đầy đủ điều kiện làm gì cũng được cả, thích thật,👍



    good video

  44. rzrby

    rzrby2 bulan yang lalu

    Really enjoying your videos. Were the plans and materials list ever posted here or elsewhere ? Thanks again.

  45. Do Pará Para o Mundo

    Do Pará Para o Mundo2 bulan yang lalu

    No is Colin furze

  46. Derek Smalls

    Derek Smalls2 bulan yang lalu

    So, am I the only person who doesn't have "some steel lying around?" I've got a ton of stuff in my shop, but I can't seem to find those pesky lengths of 2 and 3 inch angle ironl. Dang it, where could they be?

  47. Derek Smalls

    Derek Smalls2 bulan yang lalu

    @Brian Oltrogge Lol, oh, you mean my woodworking skills transfer to metal working? :D

  48. Brian Oltrogge

    Brian Oltrogge2 bulan yang lalu

    Maybe try doing what I do... Order steel for a project you are excited about. Then by the time you receive the steel, you have moved on mentally to the next project. Couple weeks/months pass and you find some steel lying around and that will dictate your next project! Those extrusions were meant to become a set of flat files... became a break instead, lol

  49. Theoriginalct Theoriginalct

    Theoriginalct Theoriginalct3 bulan yang lalu

    Gosh Dammit, Sir- This is the single best Toutube instructional/educational video that I've ever seen. Thank You for valuing my time as much as I do.

  50. N S-5

    N S-53 bulan yang lalu

    That is very nice! Some tips for bending for those who want to make there own bench folder (brake). 1. When he made the tray, note the relief holes drilled in the center of each notch, that helps with a clean fold. 2. When you scribe your bend lines, measure from your center out. Always start at the center and measure out, especially if you are drilling holes in several pieces and want them to line up. 3. Bend allowances and deductions, you can do two things: a. Google it and get a masters in calculus. b: Try bending a few scrap pieces and see how your radius (per folded flange) will effect the inside / outside dims of the part. Then just take a few notes, and you’ll know how much to add to the blank or flat sheet per flange. He said his radius was 1\8th”, but it will vary with the thickness with the material. Happy fabricating!

  51. gs custom

    gs custom3 bulan yang lalu

    You work well nice job !

  52. Brian Oltrogge

    Brian Oltrogge3 bulan yang lalu


  53. Braden Taylor

    Braden Taylor3 bulan yang lalu

    Good stuff!

  54. SkipMcGrip Cunningham

    SkipMcGrip Cunningham3 bulan yang lalu

    Excellent craftsmanship. I’ve been thinking about making one myself. Just need a welder. Great video!!

  55. Eric R

    Eric R3 bulan yang lalu

    That man can weld, makes it look easy. I wouldn't make it my first welding project.

  56. Steven LaBarbera

    Steven LaBarbera3 bulan yang lalu

    Excellent demo

  57. Shane Tokoara

    Shane Tokoara3 bulan yang lalu

    Best metal brake ever.Thank you.

  58. Richard Brown

    Richard Brown3 bulan yang lalu

    I wish fabbers would, at the beginning of the video, show their completed project so I can decide if this is what I want, If so I'll watch how it is made, if not I'll keep on searching, would save me a lot of time!

  59. lewy

    lewy4 bulan yang lalu

    May I ask what welding tool are you using? Would you please recommend any welding tool that best for home diy?

  60. Robert Queberg

    Robert Queberg4 bulan yang lalu

    Congratulations Brian, That is a fine working brake. Another addition to my bucket list.

  61. justame smith

    justame smith4 bulan yang lalu

    And you did this all so quickly also. Good job.

  62. parag mak

    parag mak4 bulan yang lalu

    Isn't possible for long 8 feet bend metal thickness 1.2mm?


    MADE ARIARTHA4 bulan yang lalu

    First time i saw, mig welding without safety gloves

  64. William Ambrogio

    William Ambrogio4 bulan yang lalu

    Nice job

  65. Charles Spiva

    Charles Spiva5 bulan yang lalu

    A foot treadle would sure speed up positioning.

  66. topgrain

    topgrain5 bulan yang lalu

    Interesting to view, but nothing I can duplicate in my home shop.