The Tapco Siding Brake is One of the Finest Quality Sheet Metal Tools Available
by Greg Parsons
[Oct 18, 2010]
There are two types of products in every industry: mediocre and high-quality. Among those who make high-quality products, there bound to be some particular ones that would stand out from others. Some manufacturers are simply meant to be industry leaders.
Apple, for instance, is by far the leading maker of portable music players. Google, on the other hand, has a considerably large edge over its competitors and is considered the top search engine provider. In a similar way, Facebook is outdoing other social-networking players.
In the siding brake business, there is one manufacturer that can stake a claim at industry leadership like what Apple, Google, and Facebook have done for their respective fields: Tapco.
Since 1962, Tapco has provided top of the line tool systems for professional siding applicator. And one of the best tools that Tapco makes is Tapco siding brake.
Top Tapco Siding Brakes
This is clearly one of the best quality brakes out in the market. It's die-castings with reinforcing ribs reduce deflection and considerably increase bending performance. For maximum strength, this baby has double-wall pivot arms.
The bending capacities of Tapco brakes MX series for different materials are as follows:
-All vinyl galvanized steel: up to 22ga.
-Sheet aluminum: up to 16ga.
-Galvanized steel painted: up to 24ga.
-CR sheet and coil steel: up to 22ga.
-Soft and annealed copper: up to 32 oz.
-Stainless steel (1/2 hard): up to 24 ga.
One of the common problems with powerful sheet metal brakes is that the material appears to be marred after it is bended. In metal work, even the slightest damage to the work piece would be a big headache. However, metal workers need powerful siding brakes to make work faster.
Tapco, with its years of experience, exactly knows this dilemma. That is why they have come up with a revolutionary design on their MX series Tapco siding brake. With a highly innovative moving hinge system, the Mx series Tapco siding brake can achieve high bending power without marring materials.
Another great thing with this powerful Tapco brake is that it has ergonomically designed handles. This is a big plus for a powerful siding brake since it does not only give more leverage but it also gives more comfort to the operator.
Mx series Tapco siding brake also has a trapezoidal design that offers absolute stability. And most metal workers would agree: stability is really a must when it comes to performing work with a brake. An unstable brake will not only make work longer and prone to error, but it would also be hazardous to the operator.
There are other top of the line Tapco siding brake brands, such as the MAX-I-MUM XL System, which is the perfect on the job site Tapco metal brake. On the other hand, PRO 19, with a 19" throat depth, is the largest Tapco brake-this monster can simply outlast other brakes when it comes to heavy duty bending. Other high-quality Tapco brake brands are the PRO 14 and the "Windy" SP series.