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Compact tool for bending metal strips, made of bolts and nuts

Compact tool for bending metal strips, made of bolts and nuts Good day, dear homemade friends! In today's article, I will try to describe and show you in detail how to make homemade homemade products that are useful in the welder's everyday life. In this article, we will assemble a compact tool for bending small metal strips. This tool can be carried in your pocket if you ever need it. One of the main feature of this homemade product is that it consists of the simplest and most easily accessible components, so almost everyone will be able to assemble this homemade product. The design as a whole is quite simple, and its only drawback is the lack of adjustment of the width and thickness of the bent object, but since the design is simple, you can make several such tools of different sizes, according to your needs. Well, well, I think you shouldn't delay with a long preface, let's go.
For this homemade product we need the following, namely:
– Several large and relatively long bolts
– Several nuts for the bolts you have taken
– A very small piece of a thick stud
– Metal pipe
From the tools we also need the following:
– Vise
– Marker
– Hammer
– Drilling machine or ordinary drill
– A set of drills of the required diameter
– Bulgarian
– Cutting and grinding discs for the grinder
– Welding machine
– All the necessary attributes for working with the welding machine
– Ruler
Making a compact tool for bending metal strips:
The author of the homemade product decided to start assembling this very homemade product by preparing the nut. But before you take the nut, you must first decide on the bolts. Everything is simple here, the thicker the bolts are, the more reliable the structure will be and, thus, the thicker metal it can bend. Having decided on the size of the bolt and nut, you need to prepare the nut. Namely, take and drill a nut with a drill, thereby turning the nut into a kind of bushing. This is necessary so that the nut does not move during rotation along the thread and, accordingly, does not cling to the head of the bolt itself.
Compact tool for bending metal strips, made of bolts and nuts Compact tool for bending metal strips from bolts and nuts Then we put a nut with a drilled thread on a long bolt, and check if the nut clings to the bolt, it should move along it calmly, otherwise your tool will simply not bite in operation. Then we screw a couple more nuts on the same bolt, but there is no need to drill the threads in them.
Compact tool for bending metal strips, made of bolts and nuts Compact tool for bending metal strips, made of bolts and nuts Compact tool for bending metal strips from bolts and nuts The next step is to take another exactly the same bolt. On the second bolt, as on the first, you need to screw a nut, but only one. Of course, it would be better to shorten the second bolt so that in the future it touches something less with its extra end. We screw the nut of the second bolt onto it in such a way that the head of this same bolt is opposite the nut with the drilled thread, when its nut is opposite the middle nut of the main bolt. Perhaps a little confusing, for a better understanding, see the photo below.
Compact tool for bending metal strips from bolts and nuts Compact tool for bending metal strips from bolts and nuts Compact tool for bending metal strips, made of bolts and nuts Then we clamp the first bolt in a vice, put the second bolt on it, and weld them together. Namely, the head of the second bolt with a nut with a drilled thread, and the nut of the same second bolt with the middle nut of the first aspen bolt (see photo). It is important to leave a small gap between the middle and outer nut of the first aspen bolt. And also do not forget to grind the welded seams after welding the parts, to give a more aesthetically pleasing look of the homemade product.
Compact tool for bending metal strips from bolts and nuts Compact tool for bending metal strips from bolts and nuts Compact tool for bending metal strips from bolts and nuts We check if the second bolt rotates around the axis of the second bolt, if all is well, we continue the assembly further. And then we need to take the third bolt, the same width, but only longer than the first two. At the end of this bolt, as well as on the previous two, it is necessary to screw the nut. Only now the head of this bolt is compared with the head of the first main bolt, the nut of the same third bolt is compared with the extreme nut of the first bolt.
Compact tool for bending metal strips, made of bolts and nuts Compact tool for bending metal strips from bolts and nuts Next, we weld the recently taken third bolt to a previously made blank of two bolts, clamping this same blank in the teks and weld together the heads of the third bolt with the head of the first, and the nut of the third with the extreme nut of the first. At this stage, you should have approximately the same design as in the photo below. This is the main part of our design, it just lacks a handle with which you will bend metal strips.
Compact tool for bending metal strips from bolts and nuts Compact tool for bending metal strips from bolts and nuts Compact tool for bending metal strips, made of bolts and nuts Compact tool for bending metal strips from bolts and nuts Compact tool for bending metal strips from bolts and nuts So there will be no such handle in our design, there will be only a part into which it is necessary to insert the pipe, and it, just the same, will combine the function of a lever and a handle. As such a detail, the author of this homemade product decided to use a small piece of a thick metal hairpin. A 10 cm piece will be more than enough. Having cut off the hairpin, it is necessary to weld it to one of the bolts, but the cut of the hairpin is flat, and the bolt is round. And in this case, it is quite problematic to securely weld the connection. Therefore, it is worth cutting off the middle of one of the cuts of the hairpin, thereby making a certain groove into which the bolt will deepen, and then you need to weld to it:
Compact tool for bending metal strips from bolts and nuts Having done the machinations described above with the metal stud of your choice, it must be welded to our main structure of bolts and nuts. In our case, we will be welded to the so-called second bolt or to what is the shortest in our design. We attach the stud to the center of this bolt, and weld it so that the stud is exactly perpendicular to this very bolt to which we are welded. It is important to note the fact that this welded joint in our structure is the most loaded place, so try to weld this part securely and over the entire area of ​​connection of these parts.
Compact tool for bending metal strips from bolts and nuts Compact tool for bending metal strips from bolts and nuts Compact tool for bending metal strips from bolts and nuts In principle, almost ready. You just have to find a pipe of a suitable diameter. The pipe should sit tightly on the welded stud. You choose the length of the pipe yourself. Of course, it is most convenient in the arsenal to have several pipes of a suitable diameter of different lengths. And use the right pipe for every task. For example, a long handle is very inconvenient to use, and when you bend thin strips, you can use a short handle, and a long one when you need to bend something thick.
Compact tool for bending metal strips, made of bolts and nuts Further, in order to be able to somehow use this homemade product, it must be fixed somehow. Of course, you can make a special structure for this, which in turn can be attached to the desktop, but the author of the homemade solution solved this problem much easier, he took a slightly elongated nut and screwed it onto the edge of the third bolt. And in order for the nut to not rotate, you need to grab it from the end. This very nut will clamp the structure in a vice.
Compact tool for bending metal strips, made of bolts and nuts Compact tool for bending metal strips from bolts and nuts Compact tool for bending metal strips from bolts and nuts Compact tool for bending metal strips from bolts and nuts All is ready! As a result, you have got a very compact homemade product, which will be no worse than factory counterparts to cope with its narrowly focused tasks. It does not take up much space, and will fit in any tool box, which is exactly what distinguishes it favorably from all its factory counterparts. You can see the use of homemade products in the photo below.
Compact tool for bending metal strips from bolts and nuts Compact tool for bending metal strips from bolts and nuts Compact tool for bending metal strips from bolts and nuts Compact tool for bending metal strips, made of bolts and nuts < img class = "aligncenter" alt = "Compact tool for bending metal strips from bolts and nuts" src = "https://usamodelkina.ru/uploads/posts/2021-06/1622896985_screenshot_2021-06-04-23-00- 13-719_com_google_android_youtube.jpg "/> Here is a video of the author of the homemade product:

Well, thank you all for your attention and good luck with future projects homemade!

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