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  1. #1
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    Default Worlds simplest, cheapest sheet metal brake

    A picture being worth a thousand words...



    You can leave it like that (I do) but if you want a really nice edge just fold it twice:


    Saw the thread about top flashings and thought somebody might find this useful.

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    Default Re: Worlds simples, cheapest sheet metal brake

    Very Useful !!!!!! thanks for posting

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    Default Re: Worlds simples, cheapest sheet metal brake

    good Post
    People can take that with some thought and make custom bottom oil pans and Top sugar or syrup feeders


    Tommyt

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    Default Re: Worlds simples, cheapest sheet metal brake

    David, Excellent post. Can you explain how you make that nice edge with your handy tool? It looks nice.

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    Default Re: Worlds simples, cheapest sheet metal brake

    Something that may help make a more defined corner is to plane down the 2X4 to a sharp corner, that is if you have a planer at your disposal. Using a harder material will work as well, such as two layers of MDF glued together with the slot cut through them, it'll give you a sharp and hard corner to brake with.

    With that said, I like the idea very much, it may have solved my problem of needing a bigger brake.
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    Default Re: Worlds simples, cheapest sheet metal brake

    Thanks
    One question. The slot looks very narrow. Did you use a blade without carbide tips?

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