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Too_Many_Tools
02-09-2010, 03:13 PM
I would like to see various types of sheet metal tools and the stands/benches that they are mounted on.

For a HSM shop...what sheet metal tools are worth having on hand?

TMT

Too_Many_Tools
02-10-2010, 01:49 PM
Anyone?

Let's see your sheet metal machines, worktables and setups.

Thanks

Doc Nickel
02-10-2010, 04:25 PM
I don't know about anyone else, but I do sheetmetal work rarely, and so my tools aren't "set up"= they're only brought out and bolted down when needed.

I will, however, show ya my ancient Stanley UniShear, that still works great, runs quiet and sails right through anything thinner than 16 ga.

http://docsmachine.com/projectpics/tray2.jpg

I had, for a brief while, a 32" Pexto stomp shear, one of the little ones, but I ran out of room and had to let it go.

Doc.

Cecil Walker
02-10-2010, 05:09 PM
Don't do much sheet metal work, but here are my 3 little Diacro machines.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/WALKER22250/DSCF0035-1.jpg

Ries
02-10-2010, 05:35 PM
My brake, and big rolls are big enough they have built in stands.
My little rolls and rotary machine are mounted on this little shelf unit.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v132/rniemi/rollstand.jpg
My punch has a big roll around steel base- my main sheet metal punch is a 24" throat Whitney hand punch, that probably weighs 500lbs- its made from 4" plate, cut into a C shape.
So the majority of my sheet metal tools are way to big to need a stand, and would probably squash one if you put them on one- my finger brake weighs about 2000lbs.

rockrat
02-10-2010, 08:38 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v318/WALKER22250/DSCF0035-1.jpg

A gas pump next to a pot belly wood stove. I hope that at lease one of the two is not working. :)

Nice shop Cecil.

My sheet metal stuff is strewn out and about.

Click for larger photo.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v12/rockrat/movie/kid/th_Shoplarge2.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v12/rockrat/movie/kid/Shoplarge2.jpg)

4' Griz shear (right), an old Erie folder/brake (left), a small set of slip rolls somewhere (ah, they are on the folder shelf) that I bolt to the welding table. What else, a copy of the Roper & Whitney hand punch, that has saved my butt many a time. Hand shears, tin snips etc.

The shear and brake are where they can be accessed from either side easily and/or moved just a bit to operate them with a large sheet in them; and still leave me a large space to work.

I used to have access to a Lenox circle cutter that could chew an arm off but that has since vanished.

I saw a little press punch that would fit on a table top over on Craigslist but they wanted a bit much for it. I would like to have it though, but what I would ever do with it....

rock~

CCWKen
02-10-2010, 09:50 PM
I've posted pics before so no sense taking up bandwidth. I mostly do sheet metal work so the shop is pretty full of those tools. I can make anything from a patch panel to a complete car body, including most brackets. I mostly do Model Ts and Model As because I enjoy it but anything shaped from metal is fun. The machine tools I have are used to make other tooling or dies for my sheet metal tools. :D

Too_Many_Tools
02-10-2010, 10:28 PM
I've posted pics before so no sense taking up bandwidth. I mostly do sheet metal work so the shop is pretty full of those tools. I can make anything from a patch panel to a complete car body, including most brackets. I mostly do Model Ts and Model As because I enjoy it but anything shaped from metal is fun. The machine tools I have are used to make other tooling or dies for my sheet metal tools. :D

Could you include a link to the discussion for completeness?

Thanks