Metal brakes are machines used to bend sheet metal into any desired shape to be used for building projects, and other constructions. A metal brake is quite affordable, but it's always a thing of joy to build one yourself with a few cheap and available materials and tools.
So, here is DIY that will teach you in 20 ways how you can make a DIY metal brake effortlessly.
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1. How To Make A Metal Sheet Brake
This is a pretty Amazing video guide. The creator made his metal brake and had some other extra guide in the description so that you can have many options to choose from, in case you don't like his method. The creator of this guide made his metal brake with a piece of wood, hinges, and some woodworking tools. This project doesn't require welding so it's super easy and simple to follow.
2. DIY No Weld Sheet Metal Brake
This sheet metal brake is great, it requires no welding, and it's easy to build. It can also be collapsed and stored in your garage or anywhere you stay to work. The creator used an automatic center punch, a vertical/horizontal bandsaw, and a CRC cutting fluid. You can get this stuff at axon at a cheap rate. The link is in the description of this video.
3. DIY Metal Brake
This is a simple video guide that requires a simple making process, but the tools used are pretty advanced, if you have them, then it's a plus for you, if not you should probably try another guide. The creator of this video tutorial guide made a mobile metal brake. First, you'll need a mobile workbench, a mobile welding table, and a casting custom aluminum drawer pull.
4. Sheet Metal Brake DIY
This is a unique sheet metal brake, it's easy to build and the making process is simple from scratch. The blueprints of this project are available via a link in the description of this video, you can choose to use it and get more understanding of how the brakes work and what must be put in place to make it.
5. How To Make A Simple Metal Brake
This should be one of the simplest ways to make a metal brake. The brake is unique, easy to build, and easy to use. It cost $55 for the entire build, but just $25 from the initial amount is for the materials you'll use. You'll need wood, a flat sheet bar, carriage bolts, hinges, wing nuts, and lots more. The steps are easy to follow.
6. How To Build A Small Sheet Metal Brake
Here in this guide, the creator used cold-rolled steel plates, 2 steel rods with their desired dimensions, steel tubing, angle iron, washers, bolts, and nuts. This project is super easy to build, and it's not even expensive. After 13 detailed steps, you'll be able to make this small sheet metal brake with ease.
7. How To Make A Metal Brake
You might be working on a project that requires you to bend some tin or sheet metal, instead of paying someone to do it for you or go buy a metal brake, with a piece of wood, Dremel tool, orbital sander, miter saw, welding kits and lots more you can. Make a cheap and simple metal brake yourself. Won't you love that?
8. Building A Sheet Metal Brake With No Welding Required
It's better and at the same time challenging to build a metal brake with welding, but if you can't do it yourself, this guide will assist you with the knowledge of the materials and tools required that will replace the welding aspect of the project. This was made with simple angle iron and some hinges. This guide also has a video tutorial for more clarity on the matter so don't fail to check it out.
9. DIY Sheet Metal Brake
This is a simple homemade sheet metal brake, it's meant to bend sheet metals with ease. The creator made this with angle iron and a pretty long and reinforced hinge of the same size as the angle iron. This is a quick and easy project, no welding required, just a drill and a few other tools were used.
10. Sheet Metal Brake DIY
This guide doesn't have much explanation for both. The video and the description section. So, you'll have to follow the creator as he takes the build one step at a time.
Although, there is a link in the description that will take you to where you can get the tools and materials you need. The description below the video also has a link where you'll learn about the dimensions he used from start to finish. It's a simple sheet metal brake.
11. DIY Sheet Metal Bending Brake Under $30
Soz for those looking to make a sheet metal bending brake on a budget, this video guide should be the favorite. The cost is just $30 and it's less time-consuming. The creator used wood and angle iron.
The wood part keeps the structure steady, and the iron part keeps the wood from being crushed or ruined. The hardware included a few framing brackets, hinges, washers, nuts, and screws.
12. DIY Sheet Metal Bending Brake No Welding
If you're the type of person that gets a kick out of making your own stuff, then you should probably try out the sheet metal brake on this video guide.
This metal brake is easy to make, you'll need steel plates, washers, wing nuts, drywall screws, wood glue, carriage bolts, hinges, spray paint for the finish, and a few more supplies. This metal brake is effective and super durable.
13. Sheet Metal Brake Tutorial
Here is another amazing sheet metal brake that is easy to make and inexpensive. The total cost for the materials and hardware tools is $49. This was the creator's second attempt at making this metal brake so you can be sure it's sturdy, super durable, and solid.
14. How To Make A Sheet Metal Brake
This is a wide sheet metal brake that needs only 4 materials to build: an angle iron, square tube, a flat stock, and a hinge. This is also a welding-supported project, the tools required are a welder, a metal cut-off saw, a belt sander, and a grinder.
15. Homemade Sheet Metal Brake
This is another wide metal brake that requires an angle iron, some threaded rods, square tubes, nuts, and hinges. The first step involves cutting the grove for the hinges, then welding it, cutting the angle iron, and welding it upside down, attaching the threaded rods, and completing the rest of the steps to finish.
16. DIY Metal Brake Modified
If you have made or bought a metal brake before with C-clamps and vise grips, here is a guide that will teach you how to modify that brake without using only inserting materials like a knob, knob screws, coil springs, and lots more.
17. How To Build A Metal Brake
Without the adequate tools, building a metal brake can be frustrating but this video guide will help you overcome it with a few simple tools like a tape measure, T square, a drill, a pencil to make marks and you're good to go. For the materials, you'll need hinges, wood, and angle iron.
18. DIY Sheet Metal Bending
Here is another video guide with a different and unique method of making a sheet metal bending brake. The creator used some angle irons, hinges, and a welding kit. No wood was used yet it is still a sturdy and durable metal bending brake.
19. Homemade Metal Bender
This video guide is simple to understand and follow. The creator started by cutting and welding some square tubing, cut an angle iron into smaller pieces, and welded all to form one big structure, before assembling the hinges to finish the project.
20. DIY Sheet Metal Brake
Do you feel that all these cheap metal brakes on the list above aren't as strong as the guides say they are? Well here is a standard metal brake made by a creator who spent $217 to make it from scratch. He used angle iron, square tubing, a flat bar, spring, bolts, nuts, washers, and lots more. The making process is pretty easy to follow.
After all said and done, it still balls down to your choice, your budget, and what suits your needs. All the metal brakes on this DIY guide are durable, and study, whether the wood was used or not, it depends on which you feel is easier to make and budget-friendly. So, I wish you all the best metal brake making time, bye.