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Old 01-20-2021, 11:32 PM
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Hi Bernt,
I had a brake just like this one you show, for several years.
It was ideal for making crisp bends on 1mm 3003 aluminum, with the grain and across the grain.

For the 1.3 and 1.5mm it was crisp, going with the grain, when the aluminum was soft.
I would lay out the panels for the best bends, grain-wise.
Then I sold that brake and bought a heavy one for doing 2mm, any direction, any metal.

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