How to Use a Brake for Bending Metal?

Answer When working with any type of metal, one particularly useful piece of equipment is the metal brake, a device that allows you to bend a piece of metal at a particular angle. Metal shops have brakes ... Read More »

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How to Stop Metal Bending When Welding?

Heat distortion results from the uneven distribution of heat across the surface of metal being welded and can be severe enough to ruin a welded work piece. Controlling heat distortion is not an exa... Read More »

How do I use a bending brake on aluminum alloy?

Mark the BendAlign the zero end of a steel rule with one edge of the aluminum alloy to receive the bend. Mark an arrow to designate the bend location with a scratch awl. Align one side of a square ... Read More »

How to Repair a Metal Brake Line?

A failed brake line is due to corrosion from salt, either on the roads, which is used to melt ice, or from sea water as a result of launching a boat. If the corrosion is limited to a section of lin... Read More »

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 »