Review: SHOP FOX M1011 24-Inch Box and Pan Brake

SHOP FOX M1011 24-Inch Box and Pan Brake

The SHOP FOX Box and Pan Brake M1011 is an indispensable tool if you need to increase the strength of sheet metal plates with bends, or you intend on fabricating more complicated brackets, gussets, boxes, or fixtures. The removable and adjustable fingers can be installed in a variety of positions to accommodate varying widths of metal.

Cannot ship to CA, LA, MS, MD, CT, RI, MA, HI and AK Max. Bending Capacity - Flat (in.): 24, C-Clamps Included: No, Max. Depth (in.): 1 3/4, Bending Applications: 20-ga. mild steel, Dies Included: 2 @ in., 4 @ 2 in., 2 @ 3 in., 2 @ 4 in., Dimensions L x W x H (in.): 14 x 30 11/16 x 11
  • Material capacity: 24-Inch by 20 gauge mild steel
  • Brake angle: 0-135 Degrees
  • Approximate shipping weight: 91-Pounds
  • Maximum box depth: 1-3/4-Inch
  • Footprint: 10-1/2-Inch by 26-1/4-Inch

List Price: $ 359.03 Price: $ 324.00

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3 Responses to “Review: SHOP FOX M1011 24-Inch Box and Pan Brake”

  1. David Wright
    25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Good Box and Pan brake, October 25, 2009
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    David Wright (Ames, Iowa United States) –
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    This review is from: SHOP FOX M1011 24-Inch Box and Pan Brake (Tools & Home Improvement)
    I have used this Box and Pan brake for about a month and have made dozens of pans and hundreds of single bends without any problems. I have been bending 20Ga (0.032 in.) sheet steel that is 20 inches or less in width and 14 Ga (0.064 in.) brass bar that is 2 inches or less in width. The machine is sturdy, accurate, easy to use and seems well built. I got it on sale from Amazon with free super saver shipping and I am very happy with the purchase so far. If anything changes I will comment later.
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  2. M Koncar
    16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Good buy for the hobbyist, December 6, 2013
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    M Koncar (Minnesota) –

    This review is from: SHOP FOX M1011 24-Inch Box and Pan Brake (Tools & Home Improvement)
    Let’s be honest: If you’re looking seriously at buying this machine price is your number one consideration. I picked this up offline locally for $260 about two weeks ago. For that price, I think it’s excellent, especially compared to my previously method of bending sheet metal with a 4-inch hand seamer and a hammer over the edge of my workbench.

    But there are some downsides.

    The fit and finish leave something to be desired. You’ll need to take a file to some rough areas to avoid snags and/or scrapes. The black striping on the feet is just some low quality tape poorly applied.

    This is not a precision machine. The teeth don’t line up perfectly. However, for hobby bending it doesn’t affect the quality of the bend that I can tell. Just know that they come close, but aren’t perfect.

    The un-painted parts come covered in rust-preventing grease that the directions say to remove with a mild solvent. I used Goo Gone, which worked like a charm. However, it’s not plug and play. Plan on spending at least two hours cleaning it off and setting it up.

    The positives:

    It is lightweight compared to most machines of this type. At 90 pounds it’s not a feather, but I can pick it up and move it around as needed. My workshop is a 9×12 basement bedroom, so the ability to put it away is important to me.

    Actual capacity of my machine is 24 and 1/4 inches. There is a further 3/4 clearance total for the hinges.

    Overall, this is an excellent buy, especially if you don’t have the space for a 350lbs monster. Within the capacity of the machine, there is nothing it won’t do. Maybe someday I’ll get the $5000 Diacro brake I really wanted, but if not this one will probably still be working fine when my kids deal with my estate decades from now.

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  3. Marcia Brzezinski

    Great place to learn how to make it yourself much much cheaper. Just google for 'woodprix' website:)

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