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

Handyman model5

By following the links below you will find a complete set of fully dimensioned drawings for this model of the Magnabend folder.
I may add refinements to the drawings if there is sufficient interest.
The drawings do not necessarily follow strict conventions but rather are intended to be easy to follow.

The whole machine was modelled in 3D software (Fusion 360) and the drawings have been produced from the 3D model. This approach helps to guarantee accuracy of the drawings but there may still be a few mistakes.
Please contact me if you find any errors.

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 (Includes drawings of the Poles)
Materials required, Method of construction, Fasteners, General notes.
Magnet body
2. Magnet Coil
Wire type and size, Method of coil insulation, Coil former, Clamping to size, Heat bonding, Installation.

3. Magnet End Covers
Manufacturing options, materials required.
End Caps
4. "Hemi-Hinge"
New style of hinges, How to manufacture in a 4-jaw chuck.
hinge openhinge closed
5. Bending Beam and Beam Extension Bending beam and extension
6. Clampbars and Lifter Units
Slotted Clampbar, Full Length Clampbar,
Narrow Clampbar,  Clampbar - Short Set.

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

backstop bars
8. 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
9. TRAY tray
10. Backstop Collars backstop collar     Backstop Collar     
11. Electrical Circuit & Electrical Enclosure
New, simplified design.
Enclosuer with brackets
Electrical Circuit
12. Handyman Waveforms Demagnetising waves
13. Optional Extras
Angle stop Collar, Angle scale, Nameplate etc

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This page last updated: 30 July 2021