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Bench Series - HBU48-16 & HBS48-16

TENNSMITH's bench mounted hand brakes provide an economical means of performing a wide range of sheet metal bending and forming operations. These brakes are made of all steel welded construction, readily adjustable and utilize bronze bearings at pivot points.

The Model HBU48-16 is a heavy-duty bench brake suitable for box and pan or straight bending in up to 16-gauge mild steel. The brake features a removable apron angle and apron insert permitting 1/4-inch reverse bends in lighter materials. The upper leaf and nose bar have a wide range of adjustment for radius bending. Standard equipment includes an apron stop rod and a counterweight.

The Model HBS48-16 is identical in features and capacity to the HBU48-16, but is intended solely for straight bending. Like our larger hand brakes, the HBS48-16 features a replacement nose bar.

HBU48-16:

  • Capacity, mild steel: 16 gauge / 1.6 mm
  • Bending length: 48-1/4" / 1225 mm
  • Maximum depth of box: 4" / 101.7 mm
  • Maximum lift of beam: 1-1/4" / 31.75 mm
  • Front to rear beam adjustment: 5/8" / 16 mm
  • Minimum reverse bend: 1/4" / 6 mm
  • Minimum flange in capacity material: 1" / 25 mm
  • Finger widths: 2, 3, 4" / 51, 76, 101 mm
  • Shipping weight: 495 lbs / 224.5 kg

HBS48-16:

  • Capacity, mild steel: 16 gauge / 1.6 mm
  • Bending length: 48-1/4" / 1225 mm
  • Maximum lift of beam: 1-3/4" / .44 mm
  • Front to rear beam adjustment: 5/8" / 16 mm
  • Minimum reverse bend: 1/4" / 6 mm
  • Minimum flange in capacity material: 1" / 25 mm
  • Shipping weight: 460 lbs / 208.7 kg