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Old 08-02-2012, 03:39 AM
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I've been around the tinshop longer than I sometimes want to admit, but never used one. I've seen pictures, but what is the purpose/use of this tool. Looks like it could be handy, but how? John
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:00 AM
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I've been around the tinshop longer than I sometimes want to admit, but never used one. I've seen pictures, but what is the purpose/use of this tool. Looks like it could be handy, but how? John
I've often wondered myself (and still do) but to embarassed to ask.
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:04 PM
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It is used to bend the 1/4'' on the cheeks of fittings, mainly the throats of square 90's. At least that's what I use it for.
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:38 AM
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Thanks ATS74. That not only makes sense, but would be easier than using the easy-edger or hand seamer like I do now. Now I need to find one cheap. John
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:59 PM
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Well, after learning what it was, I just had to get one. Marty (Marty's Classic Machinery) had one at (to me) an affordable price, and since he's only an hour away from me, yesterday I picked it up. I can't say enough nice things about Marty, a great guy to do business with. He took the time to show me some of his other items and answered a lot of questions I had. I picked up a can of Flagler Lube-A-Roll for my Pittsburgh machine, and if any one has been like me and thought it was probably snake-oil, I can vouch for it. I sprayed my 50 plus year old machine down this afternoon, and could actually see the knurls on the feed rolls. I haven't run any material through yet, but I know its going to work way better now. John
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:14 PM
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Must be nice having a neighbor like Marty, why with all those toys he has for sale. Plus he might have a machine you can tryout and decide its not for you, before you have to buy it online and get stuck
With it! And I guess if you need to sell something he would consign it for you.
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:00 PM
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Must be nice having a neighbor like Marty, why with all those toys he has for sale. Plus he might have a machine you can tryout and decide its not for you, before you have to buy it online and get stuck
With it! And I guess if you need to sell something he would consign it for you.
I have to agree. This was the first time I met/dealt with him, but we tried the cheek bender and he even took some extra rotary machine rolls I had on trade. I priced a couple other machines I have on my wish list and he was way better than some of the E-Bay prices I've seen. Just makes you feel good doing business with someone who is old school like me. John
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:21 PM
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It is used to bend the 1/4'' on the cheeks of fittings, mainly the throats of square 90's. At least that's what I use it for.
You can use that cheekbender for the heels as well as the throats. You can use it on offsets and just about anything you can incert the edge. You don't have to line the marks up on the brake. Every shop should have one.. dupree
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:00 PM
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You can use that cheekbender for the heels as well as the throats. You can use it on offsets and just about anything you can incert the edge. You don't have to line the marks up on the brake. Every shop should have one.. dupree
After getting one, I couldn't agree with that last sentence more, and I've only used in a dozen times so far. John
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You can use that cheekbender for the heels as well as the throats. You can use it on offsets and just about anything you can incert the edge. You don't have to line the marks up on the brake. Every shop should have one.. dupree
( Small pitts, large pitts, flip a peice over and you get button lock. )
Gotta love the old machines. lol...
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