Heavy Duty Hand Brakes

TENNSMITH's heavy-duty 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.

With much more substantial steel side plates than other domestically made units, these brakes have the rigidity required for upper beam adjustment without the use of wrenches.

Equipped with thrust bearings, the upper leaf adjustment screws permit quick, accurate alignment for different material thicknesses or radii.

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
  • Fully adjustable counter balances to facilitate the bending process
  • Replaceable nose bar and apron inserts

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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.

Ductile steel clamp handles, heavy yokes, grease fittings and an apron stop rod complement the many other fine features of these heavy-duty brakes.

Heavy-Duty Hand Brakes HB48-12 HB73-16 HB97-18 HB97-16 HB97-12
Capacity, mild steel 12 gauge/2.7 mm 16 gauge/1.6 mm 18 gauge/1.25 mm 16 gauge/1.6 mm 12 gauge/2.7 mm
Bending length 49 in./1245 mm 73 in./1854 mm 97 in./2464 mm 97 in./2464 mm 97 in./2464 mm
Maximum Iift of beam 1-7/8 in./47 mm 1-7/8 in./47 mm 1-7/8 in./47 mm 1-7/8 in./47 mm 2-1/4 in./57 mm
Front to rear beam adjustment 1/2 in./13 mm 1/2 in./13 mm 1/2 in./13 mm 1/2 in./13 mm 1/2 in./13 mm
Minimum reverse bend 1/4 in./6 mm 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 1 in./25 mm
Dimensions, counterweights in place, LxWxH 72 x 36 x 53 in.
1829 x 915 x 1346 mm
114 x 48 x 59-1/2 in.
2896 x 1220 x 1512 mm
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
145 x 54 x 63-1/2 in.
3683 x 1372 x 1613 mm
Shipping weight 1100 lbs./500 kg 1200 lbs./545 kg 1385 Ibs./628 kg 1675 Ibs./759.8 kg 2800 Ibs./1273 kg
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