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Baileigh BB-12014; Heavy Duty Manually Operated Box and Pan Brake, 10' Length, 14 Gauge Mild Steel Capacity BI-1000361
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Baileigh BB-14418; Heavy Duty Manually Operated Box and Pan (Finger) Brake, 12' Length, 18 Gauge Mild Steel Capacity BI-1000381
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Baileigh BB-12016; Heavy Duty Manually Operated Box and Pan (Finger) Brake, 10' Length, 16 Gauge Mild Steel Capacity BI-1000380
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Baileigh BB-15722; Heavy Duty Manually Operated Box and Pan Brake, 13' Length, 22 Gauge Mild Steel Capacity BI-1000382
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Baileigh BB-4814; Manually Operated Box and Pan (Finger) Brake, 4' Length, 14 Gauge Mild Steel Capacity BI-1000417Baileigh BB-4814; Manually Operated Box and Pan (Finger) Brake, 4' Length, 14 Gauge Mild Steel Capacity BI-1000417
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Baileigh BB-4012F; Manually Operated Box and Pan (Hardened Finger) Brake, 40" Length, 12 Gauge Mild Steel Capacity, BI-1000399Baileigh BB-4012F; Manually Operated Box and Pan (Hardened Finger) Brake, 40" Length, 12 Gauge Mild Steel Capacity, BI-1000399
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Baileigh BB-3616E; Manually Operated Box and Pan (Finger) Brake, 3' Length, 16 Gauge Mild Steel Capacity BI-1000386Baileigh BB-3616E; Manually Operated Box and Pan (Finger) Brake, 3' Length, 16 Gauge Mild Steel Capacity BI-1000386
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Baileigh BB-4812; Heavy Duty Manually Operated Box and Pan (Finger) Brake, 4' Length, 12 Gauge Mild Steel Capacity BI-1000404
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Baileigh BB-4810H; 220 Volt 3 Phase Heavy Duty Hydraulic Box and Pan Brake, 4' Length, 10 Gauge Mild Steel Capacity BI-1000403
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Baileigh BB-5014F; Manually Operated Box and Pan (Finger) Brake, 50" Length, 14 Gauge Mild Steel Capacity BI-1000529Baileigh BB-5014F; Manually Operated Box and Pan (Finger) Brake, 50" Length, 14 Gauge Mild Steel Capacity BI-1000529
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Baileigh BB-4816; Manually Operated Box and Pan (Finger) Brake, 4' Length, 16 Gauge Mild Steel Capacity BI-1000460Baileigh BB-4816; Manually Operated Box and Pan (Finger) Brake, 4' Length, 16 Gauge Mild Steel Capacity BI-1000460
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Baileigh BB-4816E; Manually Operated Box and Pan (Finger) Brake, 4' Length, 16 Gauge Mild Steel Capacity BI-1000475Baileigh BB-4816E; Manually Operated Box and Pan (Finger) Brake, 4' Length, 16 Gauge Mild Steel Capacity BI-1000475
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Baileigh BB-7212; Heavy Duty Manually Operated Box and Pan (Finger) Brake, 6' Length, 12 Gauge Mild Steel Capacity BI-1000536
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Baileigh BB-9612; Heavy Duty Manually Operated Box and Pan (Finger) Brake, 8' Length, 12 Gauge Mild Steel Capacity BI-1000553
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Baileigh BB-5016F-DS; Manually Operated Reversible Box and Pan Brake, 50" Length, 16 Gauge Mild Steel Capacity BI-1010428Baileigh BB-5016F-DS; Manually Operated Reversible Box and Pan Brake, 50" Length, 16 Gauge Mild Steel Capacity BI-1010428
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Baileigh BB-12010H-NC; 220 Volt 3 Phase Heavy Duty Hydraulic Box and Pan Brake, 10' Length, 10 Gauge Mild Steel Capacity BI-1020999Baileigh BB-12010H-NC; 220 Volt 3 Phase Heavy Duty Hydraulic Box and Pan Brake, 10' Length, 10 Gauge Mild Steel Capacity BI-1020999
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Baileigh BB-12010H; 220 Volt 3 Phase Heavy Duty Hydraulic Box and Pan Brake, 10' Length, 10 Gauge Mild Steel Capacity BI-1020998
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Baileigh BB-7210H; 220 Volt 3 Phase Heavy Duty Hydraulic Box and Pan Brake, 6' Length, 10 Gauge Mild Steel Capacity BI-1021002
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Baileigh BB-12014H; 220 Volt 3 Phase Heavy Duty Hydraulic Box and Pan Brake, 10' Length, 14 Gauge Mild Steel Capacity BI-1021000
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Baileigh BB-9610H; 220 Volt 3 Phase Heavy Duty Hydraulic Box and Pan Brake, 8' Length, 10 Gauge Mild Steel Capacity BI-1021003
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Baileigh BB-9612H; 220 Volt 3 Phase Heavy Duty Hydraulic Box and Pan Brake, 8' Length, 12 Gauge Mild Steel Capacity BI-1021004

What is a Box and Pan Brake? 


A box and pan brake, also known as a finger brake, is a type of metalworking machine that is used to bend sheet metal into various shapes and forms. It consists of a flat metal bed, or "table," with a metal beam that can be adjusted up and down. The beam is outfitted with a set of metal "fingers" that can be moved and adjusted to accommodate different sizes and shapes of metal. The fingers can be arranged in various configurations, allowing the brake to create a wide range of box and pan shapes, as well as simple bends.

The box and pan brake is used primarily for small- to medium-scale metalworking projects, such as creating metal boxes, trays, and pans, as well as custom metal parts for machinery, equipment, and electronics. It is often used in industries such as HVAC, electrical and metal fabrication.

One of the advantages of a box and pan brake is that it can make complex shapes, with multiple bends in one pass, also it is quite efficient in small scale production runs, with minimal setup time and it can also be manually operated, making it a more affordable option for small businesses or for prototyping.

It is important to note that box and pan brakes are typically manually operated, which means that the operator needs to have a good understanding of sheet metal properties and the bending process, and to apply the proper technique and force to achieve the desired bend.



Benefits of a Box and Pan Brake

A box and pan brake offers several benefits for metalworking projects, some of which include:

  1. Versatility: With a box and pan brake, you can create a wide range of box and pan shapes, as well as simple bends. This makes it a versatile tool for a wide range of small- to medium-scale metalworking projects.

  2. Efficiency: Because of its simple and easy-to-use design, a box and pan brake can be quickly set up and adjusted to create different shapes and forms, which can improve the efficiency of the metalworking process.

  3. Precision: With the right technique and properly adjusted fingers, a box and pan brake can create precise and consistent bends, which is important for parts that need to fit together, such as electrical enclosures or mechanical parts.

  4. Affordability: Compared to other types of metalworking equipment, such as CNC brakes, box and pan brakes are relatively affordable, making them a cost-effective option for small businesses, prototyping or personal use.

  5. Durability: Box and pan brakes are typically made of heavy-duty materials and are built to withstand regular use. With proper maintenance, they can last for many years and withstand daily use.

  6. Flexibility: With a box and pan brake, you can make many different box and pan shapes in one pass, also it can handle a wide range of metal thickness, from thin sheet metal to more heavy gauge materials.

It is important to note that the quality of the final product produced by box and pan brake can also rely on factors such as the quality of the raw materials, the skill and experience of the operator, as well as regular maintenance to ensure the tool is working correctly and producing precise results.


What is the difference between a Box and Pan Brake and a Press Brake?


A box and pan brake and a press brake are both metalworking machines that are used to bend sheet metal, but they have some key differences.

  1. Design: A box and pan brake is designed for creating small- to medium-scale metalwork projects, such as boxes, trays, and pans, as well as custom metal parts. It typically consists of a flat metal bed or table with a beam that can be adjusted up and down, and outfitted with metal fingers that can be arranged in various configurations to create different box and pan shapes. A press brake, on the other hand, is a larger and more heavy-duty machine that is used for creating precise and complex bends in sheet metal. It consists of a large bed or table with a beam that can be adjusted up and down, and a set of dies or tools that are used to create the bends.

  2. Bending Capability: A box and pan brake can create a wide range of box and pan shapes, as well as simple bends. The fingers are adjustable, allowing for a variety of different shapes to be made. While a press brake can also make these shapes, but it also can make more complex shapes with multiple bends, such as flanges and brackets with high precision, this also can handle thicker materials with a wider range of thicknesses.

  3. Automation: Press brakes are often equipped with a CNC controller, which allows for precise and accurate bends to be made with minimal human intervention. Box and pan brakes, on the other hand, are typically manually operated, which means that the operator needs to have a good understanding of sheet metal properties and the bending process, and to apply the proper technique and force to achieve the desired bend.

  4. Cost: Press brakes are typically more expensive than box and pan brakes due to the automation and precision capability.

In summary, a box and pan brake is a versatile tool for a wide range of small- to medium-scale metalworking projects, while a press brake is a larger and more heavy-duty machine used for creating precise and complex bends in sheet metal.

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