Press-bending is a key step in metal sheet manufacture. However, DIY approaches are often used and those highly limit the potential of machines and operators. In this guide, press-bending is discussed in all its aspects with an extremely practical approach. The work experiences of the author, as well as his experience as a teacher at the “Accademia della Piegatura” are put in this manual. The book provides schematics and step-by-step image sequences to better explain the different techniques. Moreover, QR codes can be used to access video showing the different processes presented in the manual. In a time of progress and Industry 4.0, there’s the need to improve one of the most important factors in press-bending: the human one. The manual is aimed to those who want to learn in this field but also to those self-thought operators that want to better explore the theoretical and practical aspect of press-bending. It can be a valuable tool also for those entrepreneurs interested in training their employees.