HBT Series
  • HBT48-12
  • HBT72-16

Heavy Duty Hand Brakes

TENNSMITH’s HBT is designed to provide forming capabilities for complex parts. This machine is truly a universal hand brake, which allows for the removal of both upper and lower segments of fingers. Complex parts, such as HVAC transverse duct forming and down flanged parts, as well as architectural sheet metal and signage applications, can easily be formed using this machine.

The HBT is built with the same high-quality features and standards that TENNSMITH brakes are recognized for throughout the industry.

Other models are available upon request. Please consult TENNSMITH for specific forming questions or applications.


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Heavy-Duty Hand Brakes HBT48-12 HBT72-16
Capacity, mild steel 12 gauge/2.7 mm 16 gauge/1.6 mm
Capacity, with bending support angle removed, mild steel 16 gauge/1.6 mm 20 gauge/1.0 mm
Bending length 48 in./1220 mm 72 in./1828.8 mm
Maximum lift of beam 1-1/2 in./38.1 mm 1-1/2 in./38.1 mm
Front to rear beam adjustment 1/2 in./13 mm 1/2 in./13 mm
Maximum depth of box 4 in./101.6 mm 4 in./101.6 mm
Minimum reverse bend 5/8 in./16 mm 5/8 in./16 mm
Minimum flange in capacity material 1 in./25 mm 1 in./25 mm
Top segment tooling widths 2, 3 and 4 in.
50.8, 76.2 and 101.6 mm
2, 3 and 4 in.
50.8, 76.2 and 101.6 mm
Lower segment tooling widths 1, 1-1/2, 4, 6, 8, 12, 20 in.
25, 38, 102, 203, 305, 508 mm
1, 1-1/2, 4, 6, 8, 12, 20 in.
25, 38, 102, 203, 305, 508 mm
Bending beam tooling segments 1, 1-1/2, 6, 8, 12, 20 in.
25, 38, 203, 305, 508 mm
1, 1-1/2, 4, 6, 8, 12, 20 in.
25, 38, 102, 203, 305, 508 mm
Maximum transverse bend (through tooling centers) 2 in./50.8 mm 2 in./50.8 mm
Maximum transverse bend (at either end of machine) 3 in./76.2 mm 3 in./76.2 mm
Dimensions, counterweights in place, LxWxH 72 x 36 x 53 in.
1829 x 915 x 1346 mm
89 1/2 x 36 x 53 in.
2273 x 915 x 1346 mm
Shipping weight 1750 lbs./795 kg 2200 lbs./1000 kg

Available options: Radius fingers.

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