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Old 12-18-2012, 12:10 AM
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yup they work way better i will try to post some images
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hey are you a roofer and sheet metal guy?
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hey hey roofermarc
check out the third image here and you can see what these did in about one minute or so
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the first two images are of mostly different types of wiss snips all from the 30's
the big grey #7 may be from the 40's

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Old 12-18-2012, 12:31 AM
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these are some great working very old Niagara curved snips in two sizes
they are curved and work great for cutting a lot of circles
you would have two try these to appreciate them
Wiss made this type but i have never seen one except in the old catalogs

i see Bud has a lot of old hand operated formers

i have some real old ones also and i would like to share some pictures of
what i have
some extremely old examples like:

can top setting down machine
a wiring machine for putting the stiff wire in a bucket top edge etc
some different size beaders
a burring machine


these are all hand operated with the crank like an elbow edger or crimper

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Old 12-18-2012, 06:21 AM
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here they are
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:23 AM
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"Had" I sold all of them.

I only have my Pexto Stomp Shear and a Roper Whitney Box and Pan Brake that I kept for my shop just in case I decide to add any sheet metal work to my wood projects.

I have very limited space and I had to choose what tools I'll actually get any use out of and thin out the shop.
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"Had" I sold all of them.

I only have my Pexto Stomp Shear and a Roper Whitney Box and Pan Brake that I kept for my shop just in case I decide to add any sheet metal work to my wood projects.

I have very limited space and I had to choose what tools I'll actually get any use out of and thin out the shop.
ok i see
it looks like you 'had' a lot of them
i am gonna get some images of my shop
my shop is all old school but it has what i need
i have two stake tables with almost all the old stakes and
quite a few interesting things
thanks Bud
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here Bud
check it out
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:56 AM
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a couple more pictures
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the last 4 images.......
.....the 2nd pic shows a setting down machine from close to 80-100 years ago
along with 3rd with some beaders?? i think
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also the second image shows a 'wiring machine'
this was for putting the stiff wire into the top rolled edge of a bucket
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What a great thread! As you can tell, I'm a noob to this site. Been a member for 10 mos & this is my first post. I really enjoyed all of the pics of the "old" bench snips. Larson, loved your shop pics. I'm old school myself. Been retired six years now (lovin it) but I worked S/M since '71. Went thru apprenticeship, topped out, then was fortunate, both in my apprenticeship as well as my time as a mechanic, to spend time in the shop and field. I left the B/T and went to work for FOMOCO doing S/M maintenance. Boy... you had to be old school with them! They had simply the basic power/shop equipment. Hand tools they were get you but it was really tough to get them to buy new equipment. If you didn't know your layout... everyone could tell it by your fabrication. Any way, too wordy but sitting here at 3 a.m. on Christmas morning browsing and just really enjoyed the post.

Merry Christmas All.

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