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Press Brake Buyer’s Guide

Before you purchase a new or pre-owned press brake, download this guide!

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Everything you need to know about Press Brakes!


We know that a significant amount of research goes into buying a Press Brake, and rightfully so – there are numerous factors to consider. After guiding hundreds of customers through their purchase decision, we’ve outlined the most common information that we’ve been asked about over the years.

Over the past 30+ years we have helped many customers find the right Press Brake for their needs, enabling companies to improve their operations and productivity. We know that there is a great deal of research that goes into purchasing a Press Brake as there are numerous options on the market and a lot to consider.

This buyers guide provides you with the crucial topics you need to consider before investing in your next press brake with insights into the practical considerations that go into purchasing a plasma table for your shop, including:

Types of Press Brakes
Material Considerations
Size Considerations
Back Gauge Options
Clamping Tools

Software & Controllers
New vs Used Equipment

When purchasing either new or used machinery from Empire, our customers are guaranteed that each piece of equipment is tested for optimal performance prior to it leaving our facility. Every machine is powered up and tested with material, not just cycled.




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Serving Canada and the U.S. since 1987, Empire Machinery & Tools Ltd. in Winnipeg, Manitoba distributes quality new and used sheet metal equipment and metal fabrication machinery. Empire has a complete in-house service department with experienced factory trained service technicians located in Manitoba and Ontario for off-site service anywhere in Canada.

We accept trade-ins and sell on consignment so used machinery is thoroughly checked, serviced and available with a 30 Day Used Equipment Guarantee. Take a look at our current list of in-stock Used Sheet Metal Equipment. If you don’t see what you need, contact us and we will do our best to find the right machine for you!


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