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lars49
Larry Barnes
Colorado Springs
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Metal forming dies
Posted by: lars49
Date: September 08, 2012 03:34PM

Does anyone have a source for joggle dies that can be used with a hand tool. I could make the drawings up and have a local machine shop fab them, but purchasing a set, if available would probably be a lot cheaper.

A joggle looks like this. It can be used for making seams, or in my case flush access panels, in sheet metal.
joggle.jpg



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Preform Resources
Dave Craddock
Redford,Michigan
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Re: Metal forming dies
Posted by: Preform Resources
Date: September 08, 2012 07:53PM

Larry , if you're talking about an offset that would be material thickness, you could get a Pneumaticc flanging tool ,
even harbor fart has them but will give you only about 5/8" flange width, but thet are less than $100.
Dave


lars49
Larry Barnes
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Re: Metal forming dies
Posted by: lars49
Date: September 08, 2012 09:26PM

Dave, That's exactly what I was looking for -- Thanks


Jim Stabe
Jim Stabe
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Re: Metal forming dies
Posted by: Jim Stabe
Date: September 09, 2012 06:12PM

Take a 20% coupon to your local HF and it will be $32. I have one and it works like a champ.
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Bill Young
Bill Young
Kansas City, MO
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Re: Metal forming dies
Posted by: Bill Young
Date: September 27, 2012 10:27AM

I have the HF tool and it works great. For a wider flange or to flange rounded corners then you might want to step up to a bead roller machine. HF has one, but I've had to reinfoce mine to work well with steel sheet, As it comes it tends to deflect the top and bottem rollers and not make a clean flange or bead. Try to find one that's built with box tubing rather than a flat plate of steel, cost a bit more but much more rigid.


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