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    bracket forming punch/die

    I have a small run series of some brackets to make and they all need to be very close to identical.
    I could have used a bender for these easy enough but decided to just press them in a single operation by making a simple punch & die for my shop press
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    Worth the investment, probably more consistant and quicker than a bender as well.

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    Thanks Frank S! We've added your Punch and Die for Bracket Forming to our Metalworking category,
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    Quote Originally Posted by NortonDommi View Post
    Worth the investment, probably more consistant and quicker than a bender as well.
    I felt that it would be on all counts.
    I made 4 brackets all turned out like soldiers in formation. When I get ready for the production run I will mount the punch and the die to the shop press and since my press is pneumatic over hydraulic it doesn't wear my arm out having to pump the handle
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    It would be nice to see a video of this in action. Metal forming dies like this can be well worth the time and investment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizard69 View Post
    It would be nice to see a video of this in action. Metal forming dies like this can be well worth the time and investment.
    Sorry, if you need movies call Spielberg I very rarely do vids because they are too much hassle I also rarely watch tool vids done here unless I can do them at 2x speed and skip through most of the content.
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    Very effective for multiple parts.
    I whole heartedly agree with your comments about videos.
    Itís rare to find any that are short and to the point, I already know how to cut ,grind,machine and weld, I do it every day I donít need to relive it again at night after Iíve knocked off.
    Flicking through photos is much better.



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