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PEwaste
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 37
posted November 21, 2005 06:35 PM  
Has anyone used one of these? How well do they work folding edges over and then smashing them flat using the brake? I'm considering buying a 6" Model and wondered about the quality of bends and how tight it'll smash a folded edge.
Thanks

Ego Racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 749
posted November 21, 2005 06:46 PM  
One of the best companies in the business. We have a 6' and an 8' both with radius bars.
If you go to our site, www.ssperformanceent.com, the bodies in the pictures were done with Boyd brakes.

PEwaste
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 37
posted November 21, 2005 07:02 PM  
When you want to fold your edges over,
say on the top, you measure say 3/4" in and bend the edge as far as the brake lets you, then you open one end of the brake and stick the bend in the brake and smash it flat, does it smash them real good and flat or does it take some work to get it real good and flat? That is the only downfall to the ez bend brake we use, you can't flatten an edge that you fold over very well, unlike the brakes I'm used to using.

BIGG C
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 116
posted November 22, 2005 04:53 PM  
To bend a hem real tight turn your work at about a 45 angle. Say your bend is 48 inches, bend 12 inches flat on 45, slide under, bend 24 inchesflat. slide under, repeat. This gives a very good hem with out bending the edge wavy ,like using hand tongs. BIGG C

Ego Racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 749
posted November 22, 2005 07:31 PM  
quote:
Originally posted by PEwaste:
When you want to fold your edges over,
say on the top, you measure say 3/4" in and bend the edge as far as the brake lets you, then you open one end of the brake and stick the bend in the brake and smash it flat, does it smash them real good and flat or does it take some work to get it real good and flat? That is the only downfall to the ez bend brake we use, you can't flatten an edge that you fold over very well, unlike the brakes I'm used to using.

VERY flat and smooth, One of the presses we have is about 10(?) years old and the other is about 8 months old and both do wonderful work. If you look at the main picture on our site the top edge of the filler panel by the hood is hiemed over and you can see in the reflection it is as flat as the aluminum sheet.

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