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Old 06-07-2019, 01:15 PM   #1
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Aluminum Brake, Tapco Rolling Cutoff Tool Warped Cuts!


got a great tapco 50 , 19 throat..aluminum brake,only prob is the separate tapco cutoff tool makes warped cuts! any idea whats up? run down the 10 foot section of trim coil and its wavy edges!...thanks heaps!
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Old 06-07-2019, 05:20 PM   #2
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got a great tapco 50 , 19 throat..aluminum brake,only prob is the separate tapco cutoff tool makes warped cuts! any idea whats up? run down the 10 foot section of trim coil and its wavy edges!...thanks heaps!
Yeah. Could be a bunch of things. Itís one of those tools you have to develop a feel for. How fast to push it, how to apply pressure so it stays seated, how to support or not support the piece outside the brake thatís falling as youíre cutting, etc. make sure the rollers arenít all cracked up where it rides that rail on the brake. Make sure everything is spinning nice. Make sure whatever those things that do the cutting are called are still sharp and just practice.

A lot of times no matter what you do, youíll get some waviness on that edge. Itís not like cutting it with a razor. Either hem the edge or bury the edge.

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Old 06-07-2019, 06:14 PM   #3
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If it is an adjustable one sometimes it needs to be set for the coil you are cutting. Mine I use pretty much just one steel coil, leave a nice edge. IMO much faster to just use a knife on aluminum and snap it.
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Old 06-08-2019, 03:15 AM   #4
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AHA!!!.. i may have found out why! it's 4 am.. so i wont know 4 sure till later BUT instructions say to MAKE SURE HINGE CLIP IS SNAPPED into place holding brake hinge and at 90 degrees . i over looked this simple instruction..si guess the floating hindge was floating all over up against the clamped alum trim..thanks 4 speedy replies!
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CORRECTION: still does it.. BUT this time i used the cutter on both brakes.. i got a pro 14 and a pro 50 19... so now it must be the cutter and its components. when i spin the cutter wheels they hit the other wheel at one point ..{ the plot thickens}
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MYSTERY SOLVED!~~~~ inspite of old roller parts..which i need to order... i wasn't pushing the cutter IN toward tracking as it moved forward, have to really push in toward the rollers to keep them seated ..i kinda thought it would just glide rt thru..lol incredible deal! pro 14 with a side winder!!!. PLUS a tapco cutoff tool!! only $ 700 bananas!... keeping the 2 pieces for my pro 50 and selling the pro 14! for $800 by it self..

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The sidewinder and cutoff tool are a game changer when doing metal.

I went years and years with laying it out in the yard on a siding box and using my knife. It works and you get used to it.

But once I had the sidewinder and cutoff, it makes things so much easier, cleaner and faster.

Bummer, is I dont do much metal work these days.

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The sidewinder and cutoff tool are a game changer when doing metal.

I went years and years with laying it out in the yard on a siding box and using my knife. It works and you get used to it.

But once I had the sidewinder and cutoff, it makes things so much easier, cleaner and faster.

Bummer, is I dont do much metal work these days.

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Think I might finally get one. Have a bunch of soffit jobs in the pipeline and we use the brake pretty often anyway. Been scoring it with the utility knife I swear since about 10 years old with my dad. Guess time to adapt make things easier.


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sold my Tapco 5 years ago before moving to Texas, I kind of missed the creativity of forming stuff out of coil stock.

the cutoff tool is an awesome addition-beats the heck out of a utility knife. the constant pressure is the key-pushing your weight down and towards the jaws while pushing kept my cuts straight.
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Glad you figured it out. Never had a problem with mine.

Once I finally accepted it, and stuck with it, it's alot faster than a utility knife and does a better job.
Now I cringe if I have to use a knife to cut a piece. (sometimes they get too thin to use the tool)

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