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    Grizzly 6" Vise Brake

    I needed 16 deck post ties, Home Depot wanted $4.50 each and didn't have any, local construction supply wanted $3.00 each, didn't have any. So I grabbed this piece of galvanized sheet metal scrap and a Grizzly vise brake and made them, it's a pretty handy tool for small bracketry. Making brackets to save money is one thing but in the Covid age you just can't find stuff you need, plus I get the holes where I want them. I suppose you guys that don't live near to stores make stuff all the time just to avoid the trip. Tomorrow I'll paint them to match the project.
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    Re: Grizzly 6" Vise Brake

    Hmmmm, I'm thinkin' I could make one of those vice brakes. Looks like it might be handy...or pretty, whatever.
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    Re: Grizzly 6" Vise Brake

    Might pay to build one now, when I bought it they were around $45 now they are double that.
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    Re: Grizzly 6" Vise Brake

    It look great a few parts
    I would build a hydraulic press for faster and heavier metal.

    Dave

    Quote Originally Posted by bigb View Post
    I needed 16 deck post ties, Home Depot wanted $4.50 each and didn't have any, local construction supply wanted $3.00 each, didn't have any. So I grabbed this piece of galvanized sheet metal scrap and a Grizzly vise brake and made them, it's a pretty handy tool for small bracketry. Making brackets to save money is one thing but in the Covid age you just can't find stuff you need, plus I get the holes where I want them. I suppose you guys that don't live near to stores make stuff all the time just to avoid the trip. Tomorrow I'll paint them to match the project.

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    Re: Grizzly 6" Vise Brake

    Also forgot to say your deck post ties look good.
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    Re: Grizzly 6" Vise Brake

    For double the cost of the Grizzly, this one looks more capable, and does not need a vise (or a VICE!!)



    The video on Amazon shows it bending some stout bars,, and it only costs $150,,,

    and,, for half the cost of a Grizzly, there is an Eastwood 4" version, that looks identical to the Grizzly,,,



    I can not imagine doing much more than 4" wide material,, Hmmmmmmm,,


    Decisions,, decisions,,,

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    Re: Grizzly 6" Vise Brake

    The advantage of the 6" is that you can let it hang out of the vise jaws on one side and it will remain stable, this way there is more clearance so your work can be completely alongside the vise and have room to bend larger pieces. I could never have made those brackets inside of the vise jaws, not enough room.
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    Victor Journeyman
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    Harris O/A
    Smith O/A little torch

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