Heavy Duty Hand Brakes

TENNSMITH's FH Series 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.

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.

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
  • Replaceable nose bar and apron inserts

The FH Series is built of all-steel construction with heavy-duty steel clamp handles, heavy yokes, grease fittings and an apron stop rod that complement the many other fine features of these heavy-duty brakes. TENNSMITH's FH Series hand brakes are an economically-priced solution for your bending needs.


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Heavy-Duty Hand Brakes FH818 FH816 FH1018 FH1016
Capacity, mild steel 18 gauge/1.25mm 16 gauge/1.6 mm 18 gauge/1.25mm 16 gauge/1.6 mm
Capacity with bending support angle removed, mild steel 22 gauge/0.76 mm 20 gauge/1.0 mm 22 gauge/0.76 mm 20 gauge/1.0 mm
Bending length 97 in./2464 mm 97 in./2464 mm 121 in./3073 mm 121 in./3073 mm
Maximum Iift of beam 2-1/4 in./57 mm 2-1/4 in./57 mm 2-1/4 in./57 mm 2-1/4 in./57 mm
Front to rear beam adjustment 1-3/8 in./35 mm 1-3/8 in./35 mm 1-3/8 in./35 mm 1-3/8 in./35 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 138 x 48 x 59-1/2 in. 3506 x 1220 x 1512 mm 140 x 52 x 60 in. 3556 x 1321 x 1524 mm 159 x 52 x 60 in. 4039 x 1321 x 1512 mm 161 x 53 x 60 in. 4090 x 1347 x 1512 mm
Shipping weight 1300 lbs./591 kg 1650 lbs./750 kg 2200 lbs./1000 kg 2675 lbs./1216 kg
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