DIY Sheet Metal Bending Brake: No Welding

I decided to make a homemade sheet metal bender to bend thin metal for fabrication projects. It was simple and cheap to make and it was built with no welder.

Here is everything I used in this build:
(x1) 1/8″ x 1.5″ x 1.5″ x 4′ Steel Angle
(x1) 1/8″ x 2″ x 3′ Steel Plate
(x1) 1/2″ x 3′ Steel Box
(x1) 3/4″ x 2.5″ x 6′ Dimensioned Board
(x2) Hinges
(x6) 1″ x 5/16″ Cap Screws
(x6) 5/16″ Lock Nuts
(x10) 1″ Drywall Screws
(x2) 5/16″ Wing Nuts
(x2) 5/16″ Washers
(x2) 5/16″ x 2.5″ Carriage Bolts
(x4) #10 x 1″ Flat Head Machine Screws
(x4) #10 Nuts
Wood Glue
Spray Paint Primer
Blue Spray Paint

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My Tools & Gear (These links are using my Amazon Affiliates account so I get a small commission if you use them. You pay the same price and help support these videos at the same time. Thanks!):

Small Tripod:
Big Tripod:

Hacksaw (Similar to mine):
Miter Saw:
Circular Saw:
Rotary Tool (A newer version of mine):
Forstner Bits (A larger set, same brand):
Drill Bits (I have a cheaper set, but I like these):
Metal File (Similar to mine):
Box Wrenches:
Allen Keys (Like mine):

Post time: 05-20-2017