Baileigh Magnetic Sheet Metal Brake

Our Baileigh BB-4816M magnetic sheet metal brake can bend totally enclosed boxes, triangles, alternate bends on varying planes, and round items such as scrolling applications. This bending machine is perfect for bending sheets of mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum, coated materials, and heated plastics.

A scaled stroke angle control can be set for repeatable bends. Material is held down by 6 tons of force.

Bend Angle 0 – 180°
Length 48”


  • Bend only sheets–no tubes, mesh, rods, wire, etc.
  • In general anything the brake can bend will require fairly little force on the bending handles. If lots of force is required, consult a staff person.



Material Max Gauge Max Inches Max mm Comments
Mild steel 16 ga 0.0598″ 1.52mm
High carbon steel No Bend Do not bend hardened steel
Stainless steel 20 ga 0.0375″ 0.95mm Note lower capacity
Galvanized steel 18 ga 0.0516″ 1.31mm 16 ga exceeds capacity
Aluminum 16 ga 0.0508″ 1.29mm
Copper 16 ga 0.0508″ 1.29mm (Slightly over 32 oz)
Acrylic (“Plexiglas”) No Bend Use strip heater and bend over a form
Polycarbonate (“Lexan”) 3/32″ / 0.094 2.38mm