Monday, 10 March 2014

Shrinken and a stretchen

The arrival of some well over due tools have been warmly welcomed in the shed.
8" bench shear,  shrinker / stretcher and a handy electric nibbler for chomping out metal shapes or cutting up panels.
Iam thinking the shear is my favorite so far, so handy to be able to slice through material with ease.
Here you can see how the shrinker pulled a flat piece of Ally with a radius right angle into a curve, by gathering the metal in its jaws and pulling them together.
Pretty stoked, these tools have allowed me to do more forming and welding with less fuss..... or pain.