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Old 05-03-2019, 04:30 PM   #1
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Aluminum Brake

anyone familiar with the j-dan brand.. are they in biz?. can i get parts? thx! heaps!
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Old 05-03-2019, 06:45 PM   #2
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never heard of them , don't look a very heavy duty brake.


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Old 05-03-2019, 06:53 PM   #3
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Re: Aluminum Brake

I bought one from my former boss when I started out, it was worn out, but cheap.

Couldn't find parts for it, so I bought a tapco pro 19 a year over.
IMO the tapco is a much better design, and easy to get parts for.

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Old 05-03-2019, 08:18 PM   #4
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hey thanks!! ill stay away from the j-dan!...there is one for sale but prob why its been for sale for 2 i bought a 10.6 windy tapco few months back,, for 500 clams.. tapco and van mark i see are the way to go!,
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@nd vote for a tapco windy. They are cheap but good for the occational user. If you do nothing but exterior.. go with a big Tapco or Van Mark..

But for a remodeler, it's hard to beat a windy. Parts are plentiful. Will do just about anything you need...

Except hem. It is very difficult to hem on a windy.
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Except hem. It is very difficult to hem on a windy.
Just takes a steady hand left to right, with a block, to increase the fold/bend enough to get it in.

Miss my Windy Special, but very little use for it anymore.
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Those Windy's have been around forever. Easy to get parts for, easy to service and light enough for one person to handle.


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