Heavy Duty Hand Brakes

TENNSMITH's heavy-duty hand brakes are designed and built for long service and accurate bending. Welded steel plate construction and heavy truss rods and braces provide strength and durability.

With much more substantial steel side plates than other domestically made units, these brakes have the rigidity required for upper beam adjustment without the use of wrenches.

Equipped with thrust bearings, the upper leaf adjustment screws permit quick, accurate alignment for different material thicknesses or radii.

Other adjustment features include:

  • Leveling screws and lock nuts on the pedestals
  • Jack screws and tensioner bolts on the apron
  • Truss rods on the apron, base and upper beam
  • Fully adjustable counter balances to facilitate the bending process
  • Replaceable nose bar and apron inserts

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Removable apron angle and insert permit 1/4-inch reverse bends in lighter material.

Bored in line to ensure perfect alignment, the pivot points are fitted with oil impregnated bearings. The hinge pins are high-tensile, alloy steel.

Ductile steel clamp handles, heavy yokes, grease fittings and an apron stop rod complement the many other fine features of these heavy-duty brakes.

Heavy-Duty Hand Brakes HB121-18 HB121-16 HB121-14 HB145-18
Capacity, mild steel 18 gauge/1.25 mm 16 gauge/1.6 mm 14 gauge/2.0 mm 18 gauge/1.25 mm
Bending length 121 in./3073 mm 121 in./3073 mm 121 in./3073 mm 145 in./3683 mm
Maximum Iift of beam 1-7/8 in./47 mm 2-1/4 in./57 mm 2-1/4 in./57 mm 2-1/4 in./57 mm
Front to rear beam adjustment 1/2 in./13 mm 1/2 in./13 mm 1/2 in./13 mm 1/2 in./13 mm
Minimum reverse bend 1/4 in./6 mm 1/4 in./6 mm 1/4 in./6 mm 1/4 in./6 mm
Minimum flange in capacity material 1 in./25 mm 1 in./25 mm 1 in./25 mm 1 in./25 mm
Dimensions, counterweights in place, LxWxH 159 x 52 x 60 in.
4039 x 1321 x 1524 mm
161 x 53 x 59-1/2 in.
4090 x 1347 x 1512 mm
162 x 54 x 63-1/2 in.
4115 x 1372 x 1613 mm
185 x 53 x 59-1/2 in.
4700 x 1347 x 1512 mm
Shipping weight 2300 Ibs./1043 kg 2875 Ibs./1304 kg 3250 Ibs./1477 kg 3400 Ibs./1545 kg
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