Best Vise Metal Brake Press! Great Angle Any Time, Choose Your Angle

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Introduction: Best Vise Metal Brake Press! Great Angle Any Time, Choose Your Angle

About: Electromechanic with a woodworking hobby who interesses in random projects...

A very easy anglepress to build with limited tools!

an anglegrinder, a drill and a weldingstation will do for most of it.

Offcourse you need a benchvise :D.

Check it out! feel free to like it, share it, built it!!

Step 1: Step1:the 3D Model

First i made a 3D model of the benchvise.

-In this step show you the pictures.

I also include 3 different files of the 3D object, for you to try to open on your computer.

1 is deffinatly a sketchup file, and the others are skb and collada or something. hope it works for you.

Step 2: Step 2: the Build.

Everything is made with only an angle grinder, a file, a drill or drillpress and a basic DIY weldingstation.

The material was 98% salvaged form old metal.(only magnets were new)

-Some slats of 5mm thick, 50mmwide rough steel.

-Some old plumbingpipes with an outside diameter of 20mm.

First i cleaned all the old ruff steel from its rust and dirt.

Then i cut everything to length with the anglegrinder.(see pictures. the total with of the tool was 16cm)

Dont forget to drill some holes to put in the 10cm neodynium magents.(if you buy 10cm rund magnets it will get in easy. watch out for the depth! you only have 5 mm thick plate! loctite will held them in place. make sure they are flush on the plate so no hard pressure comes to them!

When i had all the pieces to length i welded them togehter with my Geiss stick weldingstation.

I did paint them for esthetic reasons, but you dont have to.

Watch the video for the look and use of it.

I"m busy on a second version with a stonger "knife". i welded an old wrensh to it, and shaped it with my anglegrinder and heat treaded it aftwerwards. toolsteel is harder and better for the knife if you plan to use it a lot to press on thick material. not needed when you only use it for aluminium of 2mm offcourse.

Thx for watching, don't forget to salvage and create frenzy :D

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    How do the two tools stay put while you perform your work?

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    Magic of magnets mate! see the cad plan. 1) when no force is applied the magnets keep the two clamps in place on the metal vise. when force is aplied the horizontal pressure helps to keep the clamps in place together with the magnets since all is nicely centered. so no mate how many force is applied, the chance of it shooting out of the vice is very, very, very small.

    I do like this, nice addition to anybodies workshop

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    definatly friend. cheap to build, small enough to store it anywhere, and strong enough good work :-). i have used it a lot since i've made it.

    This is brilliant. If not already done you should consider patenting this. So often I've needed an odd part out of steel too thick to bend -- this tool would absolutely nail it.

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    Not sure this doesnt exist already. seems a pretty simple tool in my eyes. i looked a all the different ways machines woulb bend stuff, and than combined all the benefits of the machines in one little tool :-). thanks for watching mate.

    Brilliant been buggering around with angle iron both sides for years . Just a couple of pipes makes all the difference to this old boatbuilder . Thanks for posting . I immediately thought of one for my press so I'll subscribe.

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    Thx friend. One of my Next uploads Will be a hydraulic carjack press with the same principle.

    Very nice idea. Such a simple design I don't even need to read the instructions.

    I may need to buy a larger bench vice however!

    Perhaps 2 vices in parallel to make a very wide brake, and to allow a bend further inside the material. Using a single vise limits the depth of a bend from the edge of the material to the distance from the top of the jaws to the bottom of the vice.

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    Or combine your Vise with some clamps for More width ;-). Thx for watching. It is indeed very easy to build. But those are mostly hard to come by hahaha.

    Also soon i Will upload one with a hydraulic Jack.