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For the hobbiest/part time user, Harbor Freight has a 36" brake for around $219. Throw in a 20% off coupon and it's less than $175. Don't think you can even buy the raw materials for that price.
Not "pro grade" equipment, but may meet your needs. At least the design may be worth copying.
Syncrowave 250 DX Tigrunner
Dynasty 200 DX
Miller XMT 304 w/714D Feeder & Optima Control
Miller MM 251 w/Q300 & 30A SG
Dialarc 250 AC/DC
Hypertherm PM 600 & 1250
Wilton 7"x12" bandsaw
PC Dry Cut Saw, Dewalt Chop Saw
Milwaukee 8" Metal Cut Saw, Milwaukee Portaband.
Thermco and Smith (2) Gas Mixers
More grinders than hands
I built one on the end of my welding table, reinforcing the bottom of my 3/8" table with a strip of 3/4" x 4" steel. The bending "arm" is a piece of 4 x 6 angle iron and the blade is a blade from a front end loader.
Miller Syncrowave 200
Homemade Water Cooler
60 year old Logan Lathe
Select Machine and Tool Mill
More stuff than I can keep track of..