Building the Swag Offroad Heavy Duty Finger Brake from Beginning to Bend. I purchased the Langmuir Crossfire Pro on the first round of the Presale. In the first few minutes. I didn’t want to miss out. Then once I built it, I saw an Instagram post with the exact same HTP Plasma cutter I had. He had made a shelf bracket to store his Plasma Cutter up off the floor on the wall. I loved the idea since real estate in a small shop is of high value. I sent @ch0wpay a message and he generously sent me the file. Unfortunately, I wasn’t paying attention to the files and cut the bracket out of 1/8 inch material. (check my first cuts here https://mancraftingtm.com/index.php/2020/04/24/langmuir-systems-crossfire-pro-first-project/ ) They looked great, but I had no way to bend them. Ultimately I went with slightly thinner material and added relief cuts to make the shelf brackets work with the tools I had available. It got me thinking though. I was limiting the types of projects I could do with the CNC if I had no way to continue the metal fabrication process beyond the cut. I already had a 20 Ton Press from Harbor Freight. What could I add to it to bend heavier material? Fortunately, I was already familiar with https://www.swagoffroad.com/ having purchased a table for my Portaband Metal Bandsaw last year. So I looked them up and decided on the DIY Heavy Duty Finger Brake Kit. I don’t have a lot of metal Bending Experience. Well, that’s an understatement. I have next to none. Even the light duty brake I have has seen even lighter duty. That said, I can see the need and I generally figure stuff out eventually. Even if it takes a few fails to get there. The bottom line, I ordered what I thought I needed and here we are. If you are like me, and relatively new to metal fabrication, I hope this video will be informative and help you along your journey to making cool stuff. www.SwagOffRoad.com Finger Brake https://www.swagoffroad.com/SWAG-20-TON-Finger-Brake-Heavy-Duty-DIY-Builder-Kit_p_86.html Afilliate Links: Langmuir Crossfire and Crossfire Pro http://store.langmuirsystems.com?aff=2 HTP Plasma Cutter https://www.usaweld.com/ProductDetails.asp?&Click=67747 Category https://www.usaweld.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=15&Click=67747ProductCode=MicroCut875SCv2 Welder I’m using in this video. It is amazing. can’t wait to get in the shop and weld with it. It makes me a better welder. https://www.usaweld.com/Pro-Pulse-220-MTS-p/pro-pulse-220-parent.htm&Click=67747 TIG Welder https://www.usaweld.com/TIG-WELDER-Invertig-221-Welder-p/70221-12.5.htm&Click=67747 Air Compressor with adequate capacity https://amzn.to/2PFPo7X Amazon Affiliate Links: Mild Steel TIG Rod https://amzn.to/2Di9VeX Stainless Steel TIG Rod https://amzn.to/2Dke8hZ Aluminum TIG Rod https://amzn.to/2Dm8Q5Q My Welding Helmet https://amzn.to/2GiNI11 RAZORWELD TIG 200 https://amzn.to/2Iw5a5N Jody’s Helmet https://amzn.to/2DgkTBG My Gear Welding Jacket https://amzn.to/2IqYhCF TIG Welding Gloves https://amzn.to/2Dh36KA Helmet Bib https://amzn.to/2Iqp9mg Thingiverse 3D Model for Tungsten Grinding https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1905626 Software Required https://amzn.to/2PQHwRu #metalbrake #welding #metalfab https://youtu.be/HFHLn6aT08k

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