wtb: sheet metal brake

Smaller one. What would be a good older quality American brand, and how
much should I pay? I'd say 3' long max.
Reply to
Steve B
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I want one too, but sadly I want one 20 feet long that will quickly and accurately brake material upto 3/16. Of course I also want to be able to afford it. LOL.
Good luck on your search Steve. Let us know what you get.
Reply to
Bob La Londe
If you have a local JC with a welding or machine shop course. Sign up. Our local one has Welding Technology courses and they have brakes etc.
Reply to
Bill McKee
Pexto, Roper-Whitney, Niagara. Actually I can't think of a bad older American brand. If you find one check it carefully for damage, people seriously overload them.
I've used larger industrial models of the imports which weren't too bad. The 3-in-1 machines are difficult and fussy but they do work.
Reply to
Jim Wilkins
steve..Ive got a 5' shear (Pexto) Id sell you rather cheaply. It was a set shear, converted to hydraulic.
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Reply to
Gunner Asch
Also DiAcro. They made 24" and 36" finger brakes, and I have one of the 24" size. I am quite happy with it.
Certainly so.
And they do break too -- if you get too close to their maximum thickness.
Enjoy, DoN.
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DoN. Nichols

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