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  • Are the PRB's meant for aluminum?
    It can, but will leave some scratches so they can use some protection films or order their own custom made Nylon dies.
  • Does PRB's come with a set of universal dies?
    PRB's comes on set of universal dies, which can do all the jobs except the round tubes and pipes.
  • What die will I need to bend 1 1/2" tube on a PRB?
    You will need to order 1-1/2" tube die for , one size die set only works for one size of tube.
  • What die will I need to bend 1" pipe on a PRB?
    You will need to order 1" pipe die , one size die set only works for one size of pipe.
  • Are tube and pipe different sizes?
    Yes, pipe OD is larger than tube OD, check the chart of pipes & tubes. Outside Diameter (OD): The outside diameter (OD) is the distance across the extreme outside dimensions of a tube or pipe. Inside Diameter (ID): The inside diameter (ID) is the longest distance across the inside dimensions of a tube or pipe. Wall Thickness: Wall thickness is the distance between the outside diameter and the inside diameter of the pipe measured in thousandths of an inch. For pipe: Schedule determines wall thickness. It's important to use accurate calipers when measuring this value; a tape measure or well-trained eye are not accurate enough in this case. The relationship between outside diameter and wall thickness has an important bearing on selecting a die.
  • Is the PRB-5's tube bender capable of bending up to 2" stainless tube?
    PRB-55's max is 1-1/2” stainless steel tube.
  • Can the PRB's bend aluminum?
    PRB is not designed for aluminum, but for stainless steel. It will cause imperfections and kink material.
  • What is the thread pitch for the die nut on a PRB-55?
    The thread pitch is 2mm and the size is :M30×2
  • What is the specifications of S2 S3 for BBM-12E ?
    S2 crimping die .750" thick. S3 will create a 3/8" wide x 5/16" tall bead.
  • Can the BBM–08E do a ⅜” flange?
    Yes, the BBM-08E can do a 3/8" flange.
  • What is the max capacity on BBM-08E?
    BBM-08E max can do 8Ga mild steel. Equipped with one 3/8" flange die set 25.4mm +1”.
  • Can your BBM's do 4" in tube diameter?
    Unfortunately, our bead rollers will only work for material with a 4" roll diameter or larger. The reason is because our bead roll set diameter is 3.75".
  • Does E4 provide a ½ inch flange height on a BBM-12E?
    E4 die is 1/2" right angle.
  • Will BBM-08E be able to bead form 14ga SS and create a 1/16" offset.
    Yes BBM-08E will be able to do 1/16" offset on 14GA ss.
  • What is the diameter of the dies on a BBM-18E
    The diameter is 2-3/8” of each die: S1-S4
  • I've never heard of GMC Machine Tools...
    No problem, give us this opportunity to provide you and your business with high quality products and services. We have over 30 years of experience in the industry. Our machines are put through an inspection process where we run, test, and ensure that every component is in operable condition. ​ At GMC Machine Tools, quality is our mission. No matter what you’re looking for, we’re committed to bringing you exactly what you need, when you need it. Our customers love working with us because we produce high quality products with an exceptionally fast turnaround. Reach out today to get an initial quote and start working together.
  • Is GMC Machinery UL or CSA Certified?
    Unfortunately, all our machines are not UL or CSA certified. Our machinery meet CSA and CE Standard but are not certified. UL or CSA certification can be done but this can be done at customer's expense. May need to change some electrical components. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ GMC Machine Tools machinery meets the CSA (Canadian Standards Association) and CE (Conformité Européene) standards but is not officially certified by UL (Underwriters Laboratories) or CSA, it means that the equipment has not undergone the formal certification process by these organizations. The machinery can still be certified at the customer's expense. In this case, if you choose to proceed with certification, it would involve additional steps and costs on your part. This may include making necessary modifications to the electrical components of the machinery to ensure compliance with UL/CSA standards. It is indeed the responsibility of the customer to make these changes based on the requests of the Canadian CSA office. It's important to note that obtaining UL or CSA certification can provide reassurance that the machinery meets widely recognized safety standards. Certification from these organizations can enhance the marketability and acceptance of your equipment, especially in regions where these certifications are required or preferred. If you decide to pursue certification, it would be advisable to work closely with the Canadian CSA office and follow their guidelines and recommendations regarding the necessary modifications and inspections. This will help ensure that the electrical components are in compliance with the Canadian electrical standards and regulations.
  • What type of warranty do your machines come with?
    GMC warranties all machinery sold against failure of defective workmanship or materials which occurs after the product is professionally installed within product specifications and during normal use and operation for the period of one (1) year.
  • Where is GMC Machine Tools manufactured?
    Most of our product line is manufactured in Taiwan. Other machines are designed in the US and manufactured overseas in Italy, and China. Our products have been perfected overtime and made to conform to the American consumer.
  • Why are GMC Machine Tools' prices more economical when compared to other similar brands?
    They are the same Taiwan machines, but due to overhead, we are able to provide a competitive price for customers. GMC Machine Tools has a small overhead of 10 employees and a 21,000-square-foot warehouse located in Ontario, California. We offer tech support via phone or FaceTime, a one-year parts warranty, free shipping, and the best customer service. You may review customer feedback on Google Reviews: https://g.page/gmcmachinetools/review?rc
  • Do you sell internationally?
    Unfortunately, we only sell machines in North America. Including Mexico, and Canada.
  • Do you support out of state within the USA?
    Yes, our technicians can troubleshoot via phone to fix most issues. If you need on-site service, we can send our technicians or we can hire local service people, as we have many service contractors in many states.
  • What forms of payments do you accept?
    We accept the following forms of payment with a limit of $20,000. Please note, a convenience fee of 3.5% will be assessed to each Credit/Debit Card Transaction. Visa Mastercard American Express Discover
  • Do you accept checks, or money orders?"
    Yes! We accept business checks, money orders, and wire transfers. Please give us a call 909-947-7747 if you'd like to arrange payment today.
  • How fast can you ship my order?
    Our processing time takes 3-5 business days from the date of purchase. Unless you order a phase or voltage conversion or any other additional accessories.
  • Do you charge for shipping in the states?
    No, we do not charge for shipping to the lower 48 states for most machines.
  • Do you offer Will-Call service?
    Yes! GMC Machine Tools offers will-call service to local customers. Please give us a call to schedule an appointment for will-call. Please remember that our machines need to be tested and inspected prior to will-call.
  • Do you ship to Puerto Rico or Canada?
    Yes, we ship to Puerto Rico. However, shipping fees apply to both Puerto Rico and Canada. Please be advised, you will be responsible for providing us with your broker information at the time of purchase.
  • Do you ship your machines with oil?
    Unfortunately, our machines do not ship with oil. Please fill the machine with the appropriate hydraulic oil listed in the operation manual. DO NOT OPERATE THE MACHINE WITHOUT OIL OR YOU WILL VOID THE WARRANTY.
  • Are GMC machines UL certified?
    Unfortunately, they are not UL certified. Most of our customers have them independently certified.
  • I just received my machine and it's not turning on...
    Please check if there's power to the machine. Make sure it's wired correctly in the appropriate phase and voltage. Check for lights and release any emergency stops. Fill the machine with oil as our machines do not ship with oil.
  • If I purchase a machine listed at 220v, can I have it swapped out for 440v?"
    Some machines are capable of running in 440v. Please give us a call at 909-947-7787
  • I need parts for my machine, can you help?"
    Of course! Please provide us with the following information to help you as quick as possible. Machine model number Serial number Part numbers indexed in our machine manuals Lastly, send an email with this information to service@gmcmachinetools.com
  • What is the amperage of my machine?
    Multiply the HP of the motor x 3 = Amperage (AMPS)
  • What will happen if GML-1640 HD get a 10HP Rotary phase converter?
    With Rotary phase convert it will lose RPM (speed) Without Phase converter 1600 to 200 rpm with phase converter max speed will be 1200 rpm. Our lathe's cannot run on rotary phase converter. not only lose highest speed but also for safety purposes
  • What is the total runout accuracy when using chuck on a GML-1440HD?
    The spindle runout itself Is .0004” and with chuck .001”
  • What is the shank on the tool holder for GML-26120 3/4 or 1"?
    It is a 1".
  • What is the maximum shaft able to be lathed on the GML-1440BGF?
    Maximum shaft is 36”.
  • Why can't GMC lathes do repeat cuts on metric threads?
    The correct way to cut metric threads is to repeat, keep the half nuts engaged, and do not disengage the half nuts.
  • Why can't GMC lathes do repeat cuts on inch threads?
    Follow the chart of the thread chasing dial in the manual. When you repeat, disengage 1/2 nuts and move the carriage back, then engage half nuts again on the same number or line when the thread chasing dial turns on. The manual shows how to cut the metric and inch threads. Please contact us if you need copy of manual.
  • Do we carry bigger 3 & 4 Jaw chucks for GMC lathes, such as 20" or 24"?
    We do not offer bigger chucks. Unfortunately, 24" is too big; you will have to use very slow speeds, and even then, the part cannot be heavy. Otherwise, it may damage the spindle at the customer's risk. We recommend using a face plate, and they make a fixture to hold their large parts.
  • Will the 16 x 40" Heavy Duty Precision Gap Bed Lathe w/ DRO accommodate a 12" chuck?
    GML-1640HD is small lathe so it cannot hold big chucks due to the chuck weight, it comes with 8” 3 jaw and 10” 4 jaw chucks, the max 4 jaw chuck is 12”. You will need to buy your own , and use very low spindle speeds; otherwise will damage the spindle, 12” 4 jaw chuck weight is lighter than 12” 3 jaw chuck.
  • What size tooling will the 4-way tool post accept on the GML-1440BGF?
    standard tooling is ¾ inch.
  • What is the noise decibel level for an Electro-Mechanical Shear?
    Our EPS Model Shears are rated at 80 decibels which are much lower than our hydraulic shears.
  • Is there a sight glass on the HS-0810MD?
    Yes the Shears have a temperature gauge that acts as a sight glass as well.
  • When do you change the oil on a Hydraulic Shear?
    When the oil gauge reads over 165 degrees.
  • Can our EPS model have phase converter installed
    It’s an electrical machine the amps draw of the machine is to high to connect a phase converter, machine will not power on. Warranty will be voided.
  • What is the decibel level on HS-1010?
    The decibel is about 85; t he noise will increase when cutting the material.
  • We are wanting to install wheels on the brake and want to make sure such a modification will not void warranty.
    Unfortunately, the brake needs to be anchored and leveled to the floor for warranty to be honored.
  • Minimum gauge for HBB-1014?
    14 GA mild steel(hot roll), 60,000PSI teel
  • Why the bending leaf is moving slow on HBB's?
    Due to OSHA safety requirements we need to implement. ( HBB only requires one operator; manual brake needs two operators )
  • Is the Bending Angle CNC Controlled/programed and controlled by the Servo motor on HPB's?
    Yes, it is controlled it by ESA CNC , for example; On the CNC touch screen, enter material type such as mile steel, and enter bending degree 90 degree, choose V die size such as 1” , the CNC will automatically calculate to bend 90 degree, due to material bounce back. If bend out 93 degree, then enter 3 degree compensation then bend another piece , would be straight 90 degree bend.
  • Hi, do you sell radius finger dies for the BB's brake
    The fingers to these Brakes do not have a radius. In fact, the edge of each finger is flat.
  • What is the hemming max thickness on HBB-1014?
    HBB-1014 hemming max thickness 24-26Ga
  • Why such light capacity when hemming on HBB-1014?
    Due to bending double the gauge if the material. Hemming max thickness for HBB-1014 will be 28GA; must purchase straight finger for hemming.
  • What width aluminum can the SB-1014 handle?
    SB-1014 can do 10’x 1/8” and 2’ x 1/4” soft aluminum tensile strength 28000PSI and lower.
  • Can BB-412-6HD bend 12ga mild steel the full 48" or will it be a struggle?
    Model BB-412-6HD can do 12Ga mild steel x 48” but has to be hot roll, not cold roll. Hot roll is standard mild steel tension 60,000PSI
  • Do I need to purchase straight finger to do Hemming on brake?
    Yes, you will need to purchase a straight finger to do hemming on Brakes.
  • Will BB-812-6HD can take a 104” long and 56” wide sheet (our max. size) and make 4” bends all around to end up with a footprint of 96” x 48” sort of a half box?
    To make an 8' x 48" x 4" pan, the material sheet size is 104" long x 56" wide, and make 4" bends all around to end up, but there is only a 2" opening on both ends, so you cannot insert a 104" long sheet in, so the BB-812-6HD cannot make an 8' x 48" x 4" pan. They need to purchase a 10' brake, such as BB-1014-6HD, HBB-1014, or HBB-1010.
  • Do you know if the rolls on the PSR-5016-1ph are solid or hollow?
    All rolls on our Power Bending Rolls are solid.
  • What is the difference between the PSR-5016-1PH and PSR-5016-3PH?
    The only difference is that the machine ending in 1PH is single phase vs. 3PH which stands for three phase.
  • Will the PBR-04316E do .25 AL 6" wide 20" diameter and .25 AL 2' wide 48" radius?
    It should have no problems doing that grade and thickness of aluminum. 5052-H32 is soft aluminum Tensile is 33000 PSI just 1/2 of mild steel A36 So PBR-04316E can do x 2 of 5052-H32 aluminum thickness = 5/16”
  • Will the PSR-5014 work with aluminum?
    2 Gauge difference (ex: if they are doing 18” aluminum PSR-5014 will work for their application)
  • Will the PSR-5016 handle Inconel 800 metal that is within the 14-22ga thickness?
    Inconel 800 metal is alloy steel tensile is 83000PSI, mild steel rated 60,000 PSI , and stainless steel rated 85,000 PSI . The max thickness for this material is 18-26Ga.
  • If the material has heavy oxidation, will this damage with rollers?
    It is ok to use, but rollers will wear faster than usual.
  • What is the PSR-5014 capacity?
    Max 14Ga mild steel, and 18Ga Stainless steel, and min thickness is 26Ga.
  • Are the rolls on PBR's crown?
    The middle of the rolls are crown.
  • What does Pre-bending inch on specifications mean?
    Pre-bending is to eliminate the flat spot on material.
  • Do you model PBR's minimum diameter varying based on the thickness of sheet metal?
    It does not matter the material thickness or width, as long as they meet the roll minimum thickness specification.
  • Preventive maintenance schedule for the PSR-5016 Slip Roll Machine
    Keep the machine clean and grease any zerk fitting. You can add a little oil to the chain if you want to, but make sure there is no grease as it will collect dirt.
  • What's the major difference between HBR and PBR models?
    Power plate rolls, also known as mechanical plate rolls, use mechanical force to bend the metal plates. The power for bending comes from an electric motor that drives the rolls. Power plate rolls are generally more straightforward in design and operation compared to hydraulic plate rolls. (review specification) Hydraulic plate rolls, as the name suggests, use hydraulic force to bend the metal plates. The hydraulic system provides the force required for bending, allowing for greater control and precision in the bending process. Hydraulic plate rolls are often preferred for their versatility and ability to handle a wider range of materials and thicknesses. If you are doing cone attachments this machine is for you. Power plate rolls tend to be more affordable compared to hydraulic plate rolls, making them a more cost-effective option for certain applications. It's important to note that specific models have different features and capabilities, so it's always recommended to review the specifications and capabilities of the particular machine you are considering understanding the differences and choose the one that best suits your requirements.
  • What is the minimum size part the FP-2560 is capable of handling?
    The minimum length is 8" without fixture. There is no minimum size required with the custom made fixture. The minimum thickness is 1/16" The minimum width on a 8" piece is 1"
  • Do you sell replacement belt sanding/conveyor belts?
    Unfortunately, we do not stock belts. We may refer you to your favorite industrial supply store such as: Maverick,Grainger, MSC Industrial, McMaster Carr, etc. For sanding belts, you will need to purchase directly from. Maverick Abrasives For conveyor belts may order them directly with Conveyor Belts & Motorized Pulleys | Sparks Belting
  • Do you offer on-site training?
    We offer on-site training to new customers located within the lower 48 states. One-day training is provided by our in-house techs to help you better understand the capabilities of the machine(s). We will answer any questions that you may need addressed and provide you and your team with the knowledge and confidence to properly operate the machine(s). Please contact our office today for pricing 909-947-7787
  • Do you sell or provide a holding fixture?
    Unfortunately we do not sell nor provide any type of material holding fixtures.
  • What is the FP belt grit?
    80 grit
  • What is the max weight and minimum length you can run through FP-4075?
    Max weight for FP-4075 is 300LBS. FP-4075 min length is 8" , shorter than 8" parts need to use simple fixture to put all small parts together in the fixture before going through the FP-4075.
  • How many Wet Duct Collectors does each model need?
    For our model's - FP-2560 and FP-4075 require one Wet dust collect (WDC-2100) FP-5285 and FP-6385 require two Wet dust collect (WDC-2100)
  • Is our Finish Pro's machine is capable of meeting RA 250 surface finish?
    Our Finish Pro can definitely make RA250 finishes and mirror finishes using the correct grit abrasive belt. The finishing depends on the abrasive belt grit. The company listed below is where you may find abrasive belts.
  • What is the size of the conveyor belt for FP-2560?
    Conveyor belt size for FP-2560 is 2674mm x 630mm.
  • What is the max weight for FP-6385?
    The max weight will be 800lbs.
  • What will happen if we install a 10 HP phase convertor to the GML-1640HD Lathe?
    With Rotary phase convert it will lose RPM (speed) Without Phase converter 1600 to 200 rpm with phase converter max speed will be 1200 rpm.
  • What is the max work piece weight capacity for GML-1440HD/1640HD/1660HD?
    The max weight capacity for work peice is 1100 lbs.
  • What is the max work piece weight capacity for GML-2680/26120?
    The max weight capacity for work piece is 2000 lbs
  • How many slitter dies come with our Power Slitter?
    1-set of dies are included with the purchase of a Power Slitter Machine.
  • Does the slitter have a set of slitter dies pre-installed?
    Yes! The slitter has a set of dies pre-installed when you receive it.
  • What is the table height of the PS-16?
    35” from the floor to the top of the table.
  • With the WDC-2100, does the exhaust need to be piped outside or is it fine to return the exhaust air to the shop?
    These collectors are designed to exhaust in to shop. Adding anything to the exhaust hood will adversely affect CFM's and overall performance of the unit.
  • How do you add water to the Wet Dust Collector?
    You may add water with a bucket or you can also hook up a water line to the valve in the fill box on the side.
  • The manual mentions a drain ball valve. What is it for?
    The ball valve is used when needing to drain the collector for service.
  • What is distance from wet dust collector to Finish Pro?
    The distance is 5'.
  • Do you need a wet dust collector for Finish pro deburring aluminum?
    We strongly recommend to purchase our Wet Dust Collector WDC-2100 to avoid catching fire.
  • What type of stainless steel is the WDC-2100 made of?
    304 316 stainless steel
  • Will the WDC-2100 be able to collect alumina dust and water aerosols containing potassium fluoride from two rotary batch mixers and some other ancillary equipment. Will the WDC-2100 would be good fit for this application?
    Yes, our WDC-2100 has 2100CFM capacity so very powerful for this application.
  • Can WDC-2100 be used for Magnesium Oxide and Bentonite Clay?
    Yes, our Wet dust collector (SKU:WDC-2100) can be used to collect Magnesium Oxide and Bentonite Clay.
  • What is the capacity of the WDC-2100 and max distance?
    WDC-2100 has 2100CFM capacity max distance is 20'.
  • Can the WDC-2100 be used to exhaust a mixture of cotton wheels and polishing compound.?
    Yes, Our Wet Dust collector can be used for this purpose.
  • Can a PL-18E be converted to single phase?
    No, the machine will not power on.
  • How much material does the Pittsburgh side take?
    The minimum raw width of material is 2". If larger machine will shear any excess over 2" and the finished Pittsburg lock is 1" in width.
  • How long of tail piece does the Pittsburgh machine PL-18E leave coming off the pocket?
    10” tail piece.
  • If the Right Angel Roll is purchased for PL-18E do you need to remove one of the other functions of the machine, or can they still do everything plus the angle roll?
    Once they receive machine, they will need to remove another side drive cleat rolls out and put the right angle roll on.
  • Is it possible to keep the double seam on there and add the angle roll on PL-18E?
    Yes, you will need to keep one side with double seam and Pittsburgh rolls on.
  • What HEPA filter do you use (micron size) for DDT-6137?
    HEPA filter is 3 micron.
  • Is this unit duct-free on model DDT-6137?
    Yes, it is duct free with 3 stations of filters.

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