TENNSMITH HB97-16 8 ft x 16 ga. Heavy Duty Hand Brake




  • TENNSMITH’S Heavy-duty hand brakes are designed and built for long service and accurate bending. Welded steel plate construction and heavy truss rods and braces provide strength and durability.
  • With much more substantial steel side plates than other domestically made units, these brakes have teh rigidity required for upper beam adjustment without the use of wrenches.
  • Equipped with thrust bearings, the upper leaf adjustment screws permit quick, accurate alignment for different material thickness or radii.
  • Other adjustment features include:
    • Leveling screws and lock nuts on the pedestals
    • Jack screws and tensioner bolts on the apron
    • Truss rods on the apron, base and upper beam
    • Fully adjustable counter balances to facilitate the bending process
    • Replaceable nose bar and apron inserts
  • Removable apron angle and insert permit 1/4-inch reverse bends in lighter material
  • Bored in line to ensure perfect alignment, the pivot points are fitted with oil impregnated bearings. The hinge pins are high-tensile, alloy steel.
  • Ductile steel clamp handles, heavy yokes, grease fittings and an apron stop rod complement the many other fine features of these heavy-duty brakes

Capacity – Mild Steel: 16 ga
Bending Length: 97″
Maximum Lift of Beam: 1-7/8″
Front to Rear Beam Adjustment: 1/2″
Minimum Reverse Bend: 1/4″
Minimum Flange in Capacity Material: 1″
Dimensions, Counterweights in Place, LxWxH: 140″ x 52″ x 59-1/2″
Shipping Weight: (lbs.): 1,765

Specifications are subject to change without notice.
NOTE: Data is provided by the manufacturer.
WARRANTY: 3 YEAR – Limited

Additional information

Weight 1385 lbs



Tennsmith is recognized worldwide as a premier leader in the manufacture of sheet metal fabricating machinery. They offer a full range of American-made sheet metal tools including Automatic Folders, Hand Brakes, Shears, Slip Rolls, Cleat Benders, Notchers and Rotary Machines.