SSB6 6" Bench Mounted Dual Acting Shrinker Stretcher

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SSB6 Dual Acting Shrinker Stretcher

6" Throat Depth (inc both shrinker and stretcher cassettes)

Bench mounted equivelent to our top of the range SSF6 floor standing dual acting shrinker stretcher combination for sheet metal forming. 

The SSB6 has the same 'CAM' design at the rear of the machine, enabling the upper and lower jaws to work in tandem with each other.

Shrinker stretchers are without doubt one of the most versatile metal shaping tools you can buy and virtually indispensable in a body or fab shop. This metal shrinker / stretcher combination is great for making smooth professional shop quality radius bends in sheet metal without cutting, heating, or hammering the material. Reproduce just about anything with a curved edge. Great for creating trim flanges, door edges, channels, wheel arch rims in flat or right angled sections. It can also be used in conjunction with stretching tools such as an english wheel, planishing hammer or a simple mallet and sandbag for larger panels such as car wings, motorcycle fuel tanks, mudguards and anywhere a compound curve is required. The 6"  throat upper body allows for working into the middle of a large panel and comes with 2 quick release captive cartridges with oval hardened jaws (1 shrinker set, 1 stretcher set) which are changeable in seconds. The shrinking jaws are used to make internal curves or to pull down edges of a panel and the stretching jaws are used to make external curves or to raise the edges of a panel.

Where this model excels over most other shrinker stretchers is in the way its arms operate independently. On most other shrinkers only the top arm moves and the downwards action of the top jaw presses on the bottom jaws to move them inwards or outwards. On this model both the upper and lower arms move giving a lighter action and more accurate operation and feel. The oval jaws help prevent corner marking on tight radii panels and the captive design means they can be changed with 1 turn of a cap head bolt. Foot operation produces a massive increase in power over hand lever operation and leaves both hands free to manoeuvre the work piece.

Spare jaw cassettes are available upon request if required but if used correctly they should last years of service. A more course set of teeth are available for aluminium and require less cleaning if required although the standard sets will shrink or stretch aluminium with less marring.

  • Billet steel upper body
  • Hands free foot operation
  • 2 sets of jaws included
  • Dual action for improved feel
  • Oval jaws to prevent corner marking
  • Quick release captive jaw cassettes


Product Code SSB6"
Throat Depth 152mm (6")
Max Material Thickness Mild Steel 1.2mm
Max Material Thickness Aluminium 2.0mm
Dimensions L x W x H  
Weights  31kg


Packing Dimensions (cm) 118x50x20
Weight 35kg


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Stakesy’s Guarantee: 14 Day Money Back Guarantee 

1/ Items returned under the 7 working day cancellation period 
If for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase, you can return it to us in its original condition within 7 days of the date you received the item, unopened (with any seals and shrink-wrap intact) and we will refund the cost of the item and the cost of sending the item to you as follows: 
-where you are returning an item that was part of a larger order, we'll refund the per-item charge for delivery that you incurred -where you are returning an entire order, we'll refund all delivery charges that you incurred -we will refund only standard shipping charges for items delivered mainland UK (excluding Highlands & islands and orders over 25 kilos in weight)

2/ Items returned under 14-day returns guarantee 
Where you are withdrawing from your purchase between 7 and 14 days after delivery, and there has been no error on our part, we will refund only the cost of the item minus 10% handling charge. We will not refund the cost of delivery or other services provided to you in connection with your purchase.

3/ Any goods items over 60 kg that have incurred special freight charges are excluded and the buyer will be responsible for both arranging and the costs of the return delivery.

Refunds will be paid within thirty days of cancellation. 

Please post goods to be returned or exchanged to:

Stakesy’s Metalwork Machinery, Unit 12 Hayhill Industrial Estate, Loughborough, LE12 8LD.

It is crucial that you pack the goods to be returned the same way as we sent out. Please consider that a returned item that is damaged in return transit may well be un-refundable if we cannot re-sell. Please include a note of your requirements and original invoice number.