Customer reviews for Enco 130-5610 - Combination Roller Shear and Brake Machines Slip Roll Diameter Inch: 11/2 Overall Width Inch: 30

Enco 130-5610 - Combination Roller Shear and Brake Machines Slip Roll Diameter Inch: 11/2 Overall Width Inch: 30

130-5610 - Combination Roller Shear and Brake Machines Slip Roll Diameter Inch: 11/2 Overall Width Inch: 30
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Customer reviews for 130-5610 - Combination Roller Shear and Brake Machines Slip Roll Diameter Inch: 11/2 Overall Width Inch: 30
Review 1 for 130-5610 - Combination Roller Shear and Brake Machines Slip Roll Diameter Inch: 11/2 Overall Width Inch: 30
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4 / 5
4 / 5

Good for home shop

PostedMay 12, 2014
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Isaambard
from:Tucson AZ
Technical Expertise:Home Hobbyist
Primary Use:Home-use only
Usage frequency:Monthly
Quality 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Value 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of use 
2 / 5
2 / 5
This machine comes mostly assembled and it is a heavy piece of equipment. The finish is not great but the machined surfaces are flat and true and that’s the important bit. Up until now, my sheet metal work was all small scale but having to make some copper fuel and water tanks for a vintage car project, I decided to step up in size. I’ve been working in .030” thick copper so this should have been well within the capacity stated.
I had trouble with the rolls deflecting when rolling pieces 24” wide. This caused a tighter radius at the ends to the middle on the piece being rolled. I wish they had made the rolls heavier – say 2” diameter. You can get a reasonable job done by reducing the bend radius in very small increments but I found that I had to do some hand straightening while still in the rolls to even out the radius from the edge to the middle. The other issue with the rolls is that when you are rolling, the shear is also going up and down which takes quite a lot of extra effort.
The shear seems to work well but you do need to shift the handle all the way out for maximum leverage. The adjustment to get a straight cut works well.
The brake works well but I found it really difficult to locate the bend as you cannot see very well under the die. There is a series of 90 degree v blocks that push down into a hollow v so that when you make a bend, both legs of the sheet metal lift up to about 45degrees (for a 90 degree bend). This was a problem if the piece of metal was too long as the sheet weight would tend to distort the sheet. I was working on my own but if you had helpers supporting the sheet as it was bent, it would not be a problem. You don’t need to seem much force to make a good bend.
I haven’t tried using this for steel sheet but I suspect that about 24ga may be a more realistic limit.
Like all combination machines, this has its limitations but if you only do occasional sheet metal work and are patient, this will get the job done, and at a much lower price than three individual machines. On the whole I was pretty happy with it after I got used to working with it.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Review 2 for 130-5610 - Combination Roller Shear and Brake Machines Slip Roll Diameter Inch: 11/2 Overall Width Inch: 30
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4 / 5
4 / 5

A good combination sheet metal machine for the home shop

PostedNovember 23, 2011
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Bill49
from:De Forest, WI
Technical Expertise:Home Hobbyist
Primary Use:Home-use only
Usage frequency:Monthly
Quality 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Value 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of use 
3 / 5
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I bought this small, inexpensive sheet metal machine for my home shop. The machine arrived complete, and after some minor assembly, ready to use. However, like most inexpensive Chinese machine shop products it's really a semi-finished kit in my opinion.
The machine was very dirty as though it had been assembled in the same room as the foundry. I disassembled most of it just so I could clean and re-lubricate it. I also replace a couple of minor knobs with one I liked better.
Once set up and adjusted, it performs well.
Note: It's very important to adjust the clearance of the lower blade to accurately match the upper, moveable blade. The blades arrived sharp. Once adjusted so a sheet of paper could be cleanly cut across the width of the shear without the blades binding, the machine shears light sheet metal well. Don't try to exceed the maximum stock thickness; this is indicated on a label on the front of the machine.
The slip roll former and the press break work fine as well.
As this is a combination machine, compromises are made and it's somewhat awkward to use. That shouldn't be a problem in a home shop as you're not trying to turn out a lot of parts against a clock.
It's hard to see your marks on the workpiece as the hold down gets in the way. A nearby lamp helps. This is true of many shears.
Pros: Three functions in one compact footprint. Spring-loaded sheet metal hold down bar is a nice feature.
Cons: The work stop on the left side of the shear table is too small and poorly positioned. Your first modification should be to make a new one that is longer and will clear the left side frame casting when squaring a workpiece that extends back of the blade. The back stop for the shear is clumsy to use and nearly useless for small pieces; once again, part of another casting gets in the way. A fairly easy fix.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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