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Heavy Duty Hand Brakes - HB Series

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

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.

HB48-12:

  • Capacity, mild steel: 12 gauge / 2.7 mm
  • Bending length: 49" / 1245 mm
  • Maximum lift of beam: 1-7/8" / 47 mm
  • Front to rear beam adjustment: 1/2" / 13 mm
  • Minimum reverse bend: 1/4" / 6 mm
  • Minimum flange in capacity material: 1" / 25 mm
  • Shipping weight: 1100 lbs / 500 kg
  • Dimensions, counterweights in place, LxWxH: 72 x 36 x 53" / 1829 x 915 x 1346 mm

HB73-16:

  • Capacity, mild steel: 16 gauge / 1.6 mm
  • Bending length: 73" / 1854 mm
  • Maximum lift of beam: 1-7/8" / 47 mm
  • Front to rear beam adjustment: 1/2" / 13 mm
  • Minimum reverse bend: 1/4" / 6 mm
  • Minimum flange in capacity material: 1" / 25 mm
  • Shipping weight: 1200 lbs / 545 kg
  • Dimensions, counterweights in place, LxWxH: 114 x 48 x 59-1/2" / 2896 x 1220 x 1512 mm

HB97-18:

  • Capacity, mild steel: 18 gauge / 1.25 mm
  • Bending length: 97" / 2464 mm
  • Maximum lift of beam: 1-7/8" / 47 mm
  • Front to rear beam adjustment: 1/2" / 13 mm
  • Minimum reverse bend: 1/4" / 6 mm
  • Minimum flange in capacity material: 1" / 25 mm
  • Shipping weight: 1385 lbs / 628 kg
  • Dimensions, counterweights in place, LxWxH: 138 x 48 x 59-1/2" / 3506 x 1220 x 1512 mm

HB97-16:

  • Capacity, mild steel: 16 gauge / 1.6 mm
  • Bending length: 97" / 2464 mm
  • Maximum lift of beam: 1-7/8" / 47 mm
  • Front to rear beam adjustment: 1/2" / 13 mm
  • Minimum reverse bend: 1/4" / 6 mm
  • Minimum flange in capacity material: 1" / 25 mm
  • Shipping weight: 1675 lbs / 759.8 kg
  • Dimensions, counterweights in place, LxWxH: 140 x 52 x 60" / 3556 x 1321 x 1524 mm

HB97-12:

  • Capacity, mild steel: 12 gauge / 2.7 mm
  • Bending length: 97" / 2464 mm
  • Maximum lift of beam: 2-1/4" / 57 mm
  • Front to rear beam adjustment: 1/2" / 13 mm
  • Minimum reverse bend: 1/4" / 6 mm
  • Minimum flange in capacity material: 1" / 25 mm
  • Shipping weight: 2800 lbs / 1273 kg
  • Dimensions, counterweights in place, LxWxH: 145 x 54 x 63-1/2" / 3683 x 1372 x 1613 mm