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Lightweight Metal Brake Fits Onto Workbench
Mark Eilers, Tower Hill, Ill.: He came up with a lightweight metal brake that fits onto the front edge of his workbench. He first lag-bolted a long piece of 1/4-in. thick steel plate to the front edge of the bench, leaving a thin space underneath it. For the break plate, he used a heavy piece of angle iron that's fastened to the front edge of the bench with door hinges. Then he attached a short length of metal pipe to the angle iron to give him the leverage to bend metal. He slips a sheet of metal under the steel on the bench and bends it up with the angle iron.

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2009 - Volume #33, Issue #3