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Bench Model Hand Brakes

TENNSMITH's bench-mounted hand brakes are rugged, dependable USA-made tools that won't break your budget. Model HBU48-16 is a heavy-duty bench brake suitable for box and pan or straight bending in up to 16-gauge mild steel. The brake features a removable apron angle and apron insert permitting 1/4-inch reverse bends in lighter materials. The upper leaf and nose bar has a wide range of adjustment for radius bending. Standard equipment includes an apron stop rod for repeat bends, extension handles and a counterweight.

Model HBS48-16 is identical in features and capacity to the HBU48-16 but is intended solely for straight bending. Like our larger hand brakes, the HBS48-16 features a replaceable nose bar.

Models U48-22 and S48-22 are lighter capacity versions of the four-foot bench brake, which offer economical alternatives in working 22-gauge and lighter materials. Also, their lighter weights make these models better suited for transporting to remote job sites.

TENNSMITH's bench-mounted hand brakes provide an economical means of performing a wide range of sheet metal bending and forming operations. These brakes are of all-steel welded construction, readily adjustable and utilize bronze bearings at pivot points.

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Bench-Mounted Hand Brakes HBU48-16 HBS48-16 U48-22 S48-22
Capacity, mild steel 16 gauge/1.6 mm 16 gauge/1.6 mm 22 gauge/0.75 mm 22 gauge/0.75 mm
Bending length 48-1/4 in./1225 mm 48-1/4 in./1225 mm 48-1/4 in./1225 mm 48-1/4 in./1225 mm
Maximum depth of box 4 in./101.7 mm - 3 in./76.2 mm -
Maximum Iift of beam 1-1/4 in./31.75 mm 1-3/4 in./44 mm 7/8 in./22.2 mm 7/8 in./22.2 mm
Front to rear beam adjustment 5/8 in./16 mm 5/8 in./16 mm 1/4 in./6 mm 1/4 in./6 mm
Minimum reverse bend 1/4 in./6 mm 1/4 in./6 mm 5/16 in./7.9 mm 5/16 in./7.9 mm
Minimum flange in capacity material 1 in./25 mm 1 in./25 mm 3/8 in./9.5 mm 3/8 in./9.5 mm
Finger widths 2, 3, 4 in.
51, 76, 101 mm
- 2, 3, 4 in. 51, 76, 101 mm -
Shipping weight 495 Ibs./224.5 kg 460 Ibs./208.7 kg 280 Ibs./127 kg 220 Ibs./100 kg
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