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Old 08-19-2012, 07:06 AM
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Default A cut-off tool for a commercial brake?

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I was wondering if there is any tool that wood allow you to cut long strips out of sheet metal . I work with 16oz copper mostly ,so I cut my sheets to 6'' strips using a tapco brake and a cut-off tool. Now I need to cut about 50 sheets of 24 ga 4'x10' into 6''x10' long strips with perfectly straight edges. I have also 10' roperwhitney brake that i use for stainless steel, so maybe there is some attachment that would allow me to cut the sheets with that brake.
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http://www.tapcotools.com/contractor...=1095&gid=1107
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Old 08-19-2012, 09:50 AM
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You need a slitter preferably a wilder brand.
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You need a slitter preferably a wilder brand.
What do you think of something like this in the link below? It has an adjustable guide and I wouldn't have to move my sheets from the work table.It is just little expensive. Thanks

http://www.nabocker.com/site/node/39
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:54 AM
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Take the 6 sheets to a local shop and I am sure they will shear the strips for you for minimal cost.
For light gauge copper and aluminum I just clamp it in the brake and run a razor knife along the brake blade, then bend the material up and bend back down by hand and it breaks off, shearing done. But I don't think it would work for 24 gauge galvanized but you could try.
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:04 AM
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I have one of those wuko clippers, very pricey for what they are. There used for outside work and cross cutting mainly, I bought mine for cutting tapered panels. Id say If you can afford one of those you'd be able to buy a used slitter at the very least. Also the clipper wouldn't be as accurate. You could (as the other poster thought of)bring your stock and get it sheared, for around $2.25 a cut is what they get down here.
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:14 PM
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I have one of those wuko clippers, very pricey for what they are. There used for outside work and cross cutting mainly, I bought mine for cutting tapered panels. Id say If you can afford one of those you'd be able to buy a used slitter at the very least. Also the clipper wouldn't be as accurate. You could (as the other poster thought of)bring your stock and get it sheared, for around $2.25 a cut is what they get down here.
We use to charge a Buck a cut or brake on ten foot material. 6" strips would mean 5 cut per sheet. it would save alot of labor if you don't have a shear. Peace dupree
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:37 AM
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Yeah, at the 2.25$ per pc. price I wouldn't pay it... too too much! I think that's what that shop charges, in fact I'm sure. They have another price per fold and isn't to high. Hell most guys on here would pay that, they get you on the shear price. I do not price things out like that myself.
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:02 PM
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Yeah, at the 2.25$ per pc. price I wouldn't pay it... too too much! I think that's what that shop charges, in fact I'm sure. They have another price per fold and isn't to high. Hell most guys on here would pay that, they get you on the shear price. I do not price things out like that myself.
I have 48''x120' sheets ,50 of them already at my shop . A slitter would be great ,but I don't have too much room at my shop . I was hoping that somebody had invented a cutter that would work similar to tapco-cuf off tool.

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Old 08-24-2012, 09:17 AM
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I have 48''x120' sheets ,50 of them already at my shop . A slitter would be great ,but I don't have too much room at my shop . I was hoping that somebody had invented a cutter that would work similar to tapco-cuf off tool.

Thanks ,
Best bring them to a small shop and they could let you cut them on there machinery and you would have a new contact. Give them a few duckies for electric, wear and tear. I'd let you cut them on my slitter for a nominal fee. That's just the kinda a guy I am though. These shops around here wont even let you look in the door to see what there up to. They look at you as if your the enemy, like Lyons and Hyena's. That wuko cutter doesn't hold up to good to 24. ga. and wont cut painted metal at all with out some slipping.
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