Thread: Raduis brake
View Single Post
Old 02-28-2022, 04:43 PM
lots2learn lots2learn is offline
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Seattle WA
Posts: 134

I think you can use the forming radius as the only clamp also. And I would not want a bearing on the outside. Better to have some drag on the material when its pulled around the radius. You will still get springback but much more control with some friction.
If you dont want to mark/scratch material the outside wiper could have plastic face. Maybe a bushing on the handle pivot also. Your forces are much lower than a typical brake and they do not use any bearings.
Reply With Quote