Strongman Reveals HOW TO Bend Steel!!!
Question: How many tons is required for a brake press machine to bend 10 feet of 1/4 inch thick mild steel using a standard 2 inch wide bottom die? Answer: 15.3 tons/foot x 10 feet = 153 tons. Therefore a 175 tons would be a good minimum size brake press machine if you are making more than just a few parts.