Here are plans to build your own sheet metal brake. Click here for step-by-step instructions. Once you understand how its done, these are very simple plans to build.
The brake is a must have if you work with sheet metal or even if you just have a couple of projects that require a few bends. With these plans you’ll be able to create your own tool to use for countless future projects at an affordable cost using scrap metal.
Check out the plans, if you need to bend thicker material, you’ll want to check out a metal “brake press” which use a jack to force the bend. These are a bit more pricey but for the thicker stuff they’re a must have.