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    Help with bending 4mm metal

    Hey All,

    I am seeking some help. I have a 4mm steel bracket that needs bending about 10 degrees. it is currently bending the wrong way. See below in the image.



    I have done some googling for options. I don't have a vice as I thought i may be able to use my favourite tool - a hammer.

    If you are in Melb and can help, that would be great. Or if you have some ideas, please let me know.

    Thanks,
    Dave
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    Heat it, then bend it.

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    Using the tools you have, put a block of timber on the ground, stick it on the block with the edge of the block where you want the bend line, stick a jack on top of that under your tow bar and wind it up using the vehicle to hold it down, then give the end a belt with the hammer.

    Otherwise, you can bring it down to my shop and I can heat it up and belt it that way.
    Cheers Dave

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    I'm still in the same place Dave, happy to help you out in Boronia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frawls View Post
    Heat it, then bend it.
    Thanks, although I had no source of sufficient heat.

    Quote Originally Posted by OffRoadDave View Post
    Using the tools you have, put a block of timber on the ground, stick it on the block with the edge of the block where you want the bend line, stick a jack on top of that under your tow bar and wind it up using the vehicle to hold it down, then give the end a belt with the hammer.
    Hey Dave, this worked a treat. Thanks for the advise. I only needed to bend it a little to fix my OCD issue with something being slightly out of whack. You are a officially MacGyver

    Quote Originally Posted by Bert-O View Post
    I'm still in the same place Dave, happy to help you out in Boronia.
    Thanks Berto! I hope you are able to make it to the forum catchup at the end of the month.


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    I was just thinking Harps, surely there is 1 member from the dark side of the border that could help you. Lo & behold , up come the offers !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Croaker View Post
    I was just thinking Harps, surely there is 1 member from the dark side of the border that could help you. Lo & behold , up come the offers !
    Always folks offering a hand.

    I always think of the big fella in times like these. He loved fixing things and making things.. and generally pottering around his shed.
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    Glad to hear it worked Dave.
    Cheers Dave

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    Amen Dave, the Bebee Jeesus best mate is looking down on you mate, no doubt about it.

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    Easy fix sorry i was away. Glad you solved the problem

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