How to Make a Metal Brake for a Hydraulic Press?

Answer A brake in metal fabrication is a tool that bends metal sharply, creating a crease. There are many kinds of brakes. The simplest hydraulic brake bends flat stock to an 90-degree angle, like many sh... Read More »

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How to Make a Sheet Metal Press Brake?

Sheet metal is used for car auto bodies, building truck beds, and other odds and ends around the house or yard. If you are a part-time or "recreational" metal worker, you may not have or have acces... Read More »

Hydraulic Brake Press Safety?

The primary function of a hydraulic brake press is to bend and form sheets of metal. There are a number of safety measures that should be considered by hydraulic brake press operators before operat... Read More »

How to Make a Hydraulic Press?

Hydraulic presses are useful for smashing and condensing just about anything. Because of this, hydraulic presses are a handy tool to keep in the garage or around the house. You can construct a hydr... Read More »

How to Make Hydraulic Hoses With a Press?

Making your own hydraulic hoses will save you money because you will do the work yourself and your machines won't be idle while you wait for a shop to make a hose. If you make more than 20 hoses a ... Read More »