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Old 01-20-2007, 09:39 PM
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I was wondering if anyone out there has a lockformer super speed and if they think it is worth it to buy one? Do you feel it will save that much time or not? Thanks
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Old 01-21-2007, 05:22 PM
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Super Speed rollformers (and there are only 3 of them) are a definite benefit for shops that make a LOT of ductwork. Lockformer makes a Super Speed 20 Pittsburg (60fpm), S-Cleat Machine (100fpm), Triplex Machine (100fpm). Whether they are good for your operation would depend on how much ductwork you make. The more duct you make, the better a Super Speed would benefit you. The pittsburg machine is offered in either standard (25fpm) or Super Speed. the other two machines only come in 100fpm.......
Bill / West Valley Tool.....www.westvalleytool.com
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Old 01-23-2007, 06:41 PM
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thanks bill, ya we were thinking about the pitts machine but the sales man we talked to was saying sometimes its good and sometimes its bad, we run multiple pieces at a time with the pittsburg have now, but we have tripled our duct output within the past 2 years and it seems like the pittsburg is the only thing that holds us back from making things flow faster. and we figured out that our pitts rated at 25 fpm only goes about 10-12, so the super speed says it does 100 so even if it only does 75 we are ahead of the game i would think. i am just looking for someone elses opinion
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