These are composed of a V-block bottom die and a V-edged blade for bending up to a right angle.
The V-block is made from angle iron welded to a plate. The upper die is made from a 3/4" hex head bolt, a block of steel and a piece of 1/4" or 3/8" flat bar.
Pieces of square bar are welded on either side of the bolt head to provide better support for the tooling.
This set of dies are made with an offset that extends beyond the machine ram so that multi bent parts can come over top of themselves.
Plain V dies can be used to bend curves by making a series of very slight bends.
Bends tighter than 90° can be made using a V-block made from plates OR machined from solid.
Below right are two fabricated V-blocks from our Drill Press Funiture demo.
Many of the clamping methods also apply to fly presses.
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