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Old 03-03-2013, 12:31 PM   #16
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How To Bend A Heavy Duty L Bracket?


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I have an L bracket and I need to bend it to be 45 degrees instead of 90 degrees.
What is it you need this bracket to do? Could be you're using the wrong item to solve the problem.

Re-bending existing brackets is probably worse than just getting a flat piece of steel and bending it once. You greatly weaken the metal bending or hammering it.

So it really depends on what you want to do with it?

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Don't buy a step drill for this. Use a regular drill bit and feed it slowly, but clamp or screw down the bracket.
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Use two pipe wrenches to bind it!
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:26 PM   #19
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How To Bend A Heavy Duty L Bracket?


I find a spot on a garage slab that I don't mind chipping. I stand the ell on one leg and hit the other leg at the tip with 3 lb hammer. After little angle is established, I can hit it nearer the angle. If any part of the leg gets bent, straighten on 2x4.
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First s few the bracket to a vertical stud that will not move. Have the side you want to bens to be the free side. Next, use a piece of lumber and pull open the L portion of the bracket. You can micro adjustit a little at a time.

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