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Malco Mini-Brake MB48A




The Malco MB48A Mini-Brake is compact, portable and can make bends up to 135 degrees in a variety of sheet metal goods, including galvanized steel up to 22ga (0.86 mm). A beefed up 1/4″ plate steel apron and 4’0″ (1.22 m) sheet width capacity makes the Mini-Brake ideal for fabricating plenums or flashing at the job site. Its compact size makes the Mini-Brake suitable for use virtually anywhere on the job site. The extra wide feet offer stability even when operating on a truck tailgate. Legs can be purchased separately and are easily installed in the field.

Malcos MB48A Mini Break is great for use in the shop or on the back of your pickup truck! Available from Rapid Materials

  • A 1/4″ (6.4 mm) plate steel apron and adjustable strengthening ribs on anvil assure uniform bends across the width of material. Common 5/16″ coarse thread adjustment bolts on anvil are factory set, but are easily adjustable in the field if necessary.
  • Accommodates sheet metal up to 4’0″ (1.22 m) wide in any length. There is no fixed depth to contend with.
  • Versatile bending range accommodates compact fabrications as small as 4″ (102 mm) square.
  • The Mini-Brake also bends metal roofing components and roof flashing including steel, copper, zinc and aluminum.
  • Dual-direction, cam-over style clamps keep anvil secure in any position. This safety feature prevents anvil from free falling or creating a pinching hazard.


  • Minimum Hem Bending Depth: 1/2″ (12.7 mm)
  • Maximum Bending Width: 48″ (1.22 m)
  • Weight: 72 lbs (32.66 kg)

Additional information

Weight 1360 oz
Dimensions 72 × 16 × 16 in



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Malco Products, Inc. got its start in 1950 when a young steel supply salesman, Mark W.Keymer, decided to manufacture and market a pipe crimper he had invented for use in installing the "new" sheet metal ductwork used with forced air heating systems. More tools soon followed, including: the first hand seamer to employ compound leverage; a time saving hand notcher that made a V-shaped cut in one motion; and a hand operated, snap lock punch to complete the basic sheet metal tool set. Today Malco Products, Inc. is the nation's leading manufacturer of "tools of the trade" for HVAC (Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning) professionals. In 1975 Malco also created a vital specialty tool market for EXTERIOR REMODELING professionals (Installers of Roofing, Siding and Gutter) and holds the leadership position in that niche as well. Corporate headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located in Annandale, Minnesota, just outside the Minneapolis / St. Paul metroplex. Malco continues its founder's tradition of leadership and innovation by addressing a changing industry landscape and responding to emerging market needs for new specializations and more customized products and services.


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