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Old 12-18-2009, 11:40 PM
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all great for small radius's but for medium to large, a good Pittsburgh mach with an opening wheel, hammer, and a dolly block is all you need. neat too, not butchered.. we used to also make this sorta F shaped home made tool out of 1/8 band iron spot welded together.. it was great because it would open the pitts even after its been rolled and you can hook it on the wrap down seam and it would hold up the cheek for you....
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Old 12-19-2009, 10:30 AM
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Metal banding works great for me....
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Old 02-11-2010, 08:30 PM
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I have a box and pan brake on my truck and I am limited to what tools I can bring along. What I do is open both sides of a box and pan brake, hold the piece with the inside facing up toward you. Now lightly pull the metal upward toward you as you slide the piece out of the brake. Works for me.
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Old 11-06-2010, 05:05 PM
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I was always taught by the journymen to use a "can opener". Saves time and works great at pulling the pitts back out to make room.
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Old 11-08-2010, 06:57 PM
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when all else fails I use a sharp 5 and one.
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Old 09-13-2013, 07:45 PM
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I use all of those methods plus a hand Pittsburg opener& also have a rotary style Pitts opener. On heavy Gauge material with a tight radius we bump it around in the break.
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Old 09-21-2013, 05:44 PM
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I use all of those methods plus a hand Pittsburg opener& also have a rotary style Pitts opener. On heavy Gauge material with a tight radius we bump it around in the break.
A while back on E-Bay I saw a "Birks Pittsburgh Opener". Was a rotary machine, hand operated. Is that what you are referring too?
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Old 09-22-2013, 07:02 AM
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Yes. It's looks similar to a pexto rotary burning tool. Tommorow I will put up a picture of that and the hand opener that we make at my shop.
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Old 01-28-2014, 06:46 PM
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Default pitts saver while rolling in roller

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