Baileigh Brake capacity?


#1

The Baileigh brake user manual says it will handle 16 gauge mild steel. 16 ga steel is 0.060" thick.

I assume this is a “how hard to form” issue, and not a clearance issue? I’d like to bend 0.063" thick aluminum and want to make sure it will handle it.


#2

My opinion, for what this is worth, yes. It will handle it easily. It is not a clearance issue (to the extent that another .003" will be problematic).
(Please double check me before expending large quantities of ca$h!)
And we have the new press brake too, which might prove helpful in the event I’m wrong…


#3

Their advertised capacity is .100 on aluminum. We did have some issues a couple weeks ago with it being too thick. But if a recall he( I cannot remember his name for the life of me) bent .083”. He did groove it on th HAAS before hand though. I have bent .100 that was about 8” wide.

Then there is the press brake attachment. It will bend pretty heavy stuff. Full width 19” at 1/8” steel. 15” at 3/16, 12” at 1/4” & 5” at 3/8”. In hindsight I did not see that they had a Heavy Duty Version, else we would have bought that instead. Also, I’m not sure 100% where that stands. We still needed to do some grinding to it & attach the collar to the top rail.