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Old 12-18-2014, 09:14 PM   #1
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Siding Brake Life Span.


So I have a Tapco pro 2. about 15 years old
always kept clean and inside.
never tuned up.
probably 300 rolls of coil bent with it.

current job had about 3 rolls worth of wrapping (no big deal)

noticed it's not bending clean and straight anymore.

QUESTION IS.

What's the life span of a brake ?

No local tune up services around
Tapco can't / aren't any help
WANT ME TO BUY NEW.

INPUT ANYONE ??
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Old 12-18-2014, 09:23 PM   #2
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Re: Siding Brake Life Span.


Thats a good brake! I have the same one about the same age. Search you tube for the video on adjusting it. Then buy a new vinyl/rubber strip for the arm. You can even get new hinge parts if you think that is getting worn.

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Re: Siding Brake Life Span.


I also have the same one.

Mine bends more on the outside then in the middle.

I haven't tried to adjust it but probably should.
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Re: Siding Brake Life Span.


mine is bending drip cap like an arch.

seriously, small 1/4" ends up 3/8" in the middle.

tried adjusting as , stated above, cleaned, oiled,

time for an upgrade

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I'm bending 38" pieces , across 2 clamps

can't see how it's slipping

thought maybe hinge was worn ??????
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mine is bending drip cap like an arch.



seriously, small 1/4" ends up 3/8" in the middle.



tried adjusting as , stated above, cleaned, oiled,



time for an upgrade



Taking bids... ANYONE ???

Our pro 2 is doing the same thing. Just noticed on the last job.
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Get rid of it...Used to have to be a magician with my old brake to get to make clean bends..Bought pro 14 two years ago and well worth the piece of mind. $1200 bucks is a no brainer
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If you don't sell it....take it to a scrap yard and get some $$.

On a side note...I've had great luck switching people over to Azek because I hate to bend coil and can communicate my love for PVC over coil.
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Order the hex wrench they make for turning the inside bolt arms on the break. 1/8 turn either clock wise or counter clock wise on every arm, the same direction.

Do this 3 times now break just a piece of scrap. see how it bends. if still the same then split the difference on the end arms so the middle is the same, and now go the other way of the original turn if clock wise go counter this time still only a 1/8, yet leave the ends alone just mess with the middle. now break another piece of metal again and keep doing so till you have back to good.

its the rubber gasket that grips where the handles are that allows the metal to slip as well if you measured that you would see it is thinner in the middle than the outer edges.
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disregard my post I misread your message. My bad
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Re: Siding Brake Life Span.


I've had a tapco.pro 19 since 2010 that still bends good and have a tapco pro 14 that I got last year, no issues yet.

You should be able to tune it up.
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i still know guys using 35 year old windy specials..
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I also have the same one.

Mine bends more on the outside then in the middle.

I haven't tried to adjust it but probably should.
Pretty much normal with them. Adjusting really does not seem to help any. On my Black Max when it does that , most of the time, just run my hand down the end to straighten the piece back up.
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Pretty much normal with them. Adjusting really does not seem to help any. On my Black Max when it does that , most of the time, just run my hand down the end to straighten the piece back up.
That's how I've been doing it now
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i still know guys using 35 year old windy specials..
Hey, I'm that guy.
And it still works great.
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Re: Siding Brake Life Span.


so today I replaced the rubber strip.
Loosened the adustments to allow stock to slided at all clamp points
Tightened all clamps to the same tension.

AND Presto magic, NO F"in difference.

WHAT THE HELL


NEW PRO 14 OR 19 = $ 1450, IN MASSACHUSETTS

Anyone know a better deal local to me ??
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so today I replaced the rubber strip.
Loosened the adustments to allow stock to slided at all clamp points
Tightened all clamps to the same tension.

AND Presto magic, NO F"in difference.

WHAT THE HELL


NEW PRO 14 OR 19 = $ 1450, IN MASSACHUSETTS

Anyone know a better deal local to me ??
When you bend a piece do you mark it out in ends and middle to see if it is staying on the marks once bent?
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so today I replaced the rubber strip.
Loosened the adustments to allow stock to slided at all clamp points
Tightened all clamps to the same tension.

AND Presto magic, NO F"in difference.

WHAT THE HELL


NEW PRO 14 OR 19 = $ 1450, IN MASSACHUSETTS

Anyone know a better deal local to me ??
Not local, but $1386 with free shipping from Industrial Ladder. That's where I bought mine from a few years ago.
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Not local, but $1386 with free shipping from Industrial Ladder. That's where I bought mine from a few years ago.
Same here. Got mine from Industrial Ladder with all the accessories. I think it was the best deal I could find.
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Re: Siding Brake Life Span.


I got one used from a dude for a couple hundred. It is a tapco. Model before the 14. It over ends on the ends and I night the rebuild kit and tuned it. No difference really. Have any of you guys ever tried to replace the hinge pin in yours? Mine is broken at the end. The last 2" or so is broken.

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