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This is a new design electromagnetic sheet metal folder with emphasis on easier manufacture.

Handyman model4

I will be progressively adding drawings and text to this page over the next months.
If you need the latest information please contact me.  

The content below is intended to benefit both Manufacturers and Hobbyists alike.
It is hoped that this information will lead to better construction outcomes for all.

This page will relate to only a small bending machine, 670mm long, and will incorporate many new ideas, some of which will
also be applicable to longer machines. 


1. Magnet Body
Materials required, Method of construction, Fasteners, General notes.
Magnet body
2. Coil Former
General principles, Optional materials,
coil former
3. Magnet Coil
Wire type and size, Method of coil insulation, Coil former, Clamping to size, Heat bonding, Installation.

4. Magnet End Covers
Manufacturing options, materials required.
End Caps
5. "Hemi-Hinge"
New style of hinges, How to manufacture in a 4-jaw chuck.
hinge openhinge closed
6. Bending Beam and Beam Extension Bending beam and extension
7. Clampbar
Full length clampbar, Narrow Clampbar, Slotted Clampbar, Clampbar - short set.

8. Clampbar Lifter Units
Adjustable spring-loaded ball lifters, Alternative simplified adjustable lifters.

9. Handle and Backstop Bars
Construction from heavy-wall pipe, Method of mounting.

backstop bars
10. Stand, based on RHS steel column and special feet.

The feet for this stand have been designed to eliminate the need for welding, they are lightweight and yet achieve a very rigid connection to the column.

stand full heightstand and feet
11. TRAY tray
12. Backstop Collars backstop collar     Backstop Collar     
13. Electrical Circuit & Electrical Enclosure
New, simplified design.
Enclosuer with brackets
Electrical Circuit
14. Optional Extras
Angle stop Collar, Angle scale, Nameplate etc

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This page last updated: 4 June 2020