Figure 13-36.Forming convex hand bends.
Bending on a Bar Folder
folder, adjust the thumbscrew to the specified width
of the fold. Then turn the adjusting knob on the back
The bar folder may be used to bend and fold metal
of the machine for the desired sharpness of the bend.
in a number of different shapes, as illustrated in
Insert the metal under the folding blade until it rests
figure 13-37. This machine has two adjustments: one
against the stops. Hold the metal firmly in place with
for regulating the width of the fold and the other to
one hand, grasp the handle with the other, and pull
provide sharp or rounded bends. To operate the bar
forward until the desired fold is made.
Figure 13-37.Types of bends made on a bar folder.