We mentioned our 12-ton Harbor Freight Tools shop press, with the press plates and press brake kit from Swag Off Road. This thing is great for making custom tabs and brackets as well as contoured weld plates. We’ll use it for thicker materials. It’s rated to bend 6-inch pieces of 1/4-inch steel plate, and 8 inches of 3/16-inch steel plate, and can do full-length bends on 1/8-inch or thinner steel plate. Bending with this setup is pretty straightforward, and many of the above information applies.