Precise vee-notched depth graduations on jaws are in 1/4" (6.4 mm) increments. Jaws are drop forged, high impact steel. Hardened steel handles resist abuse. Powerful compound leverage design. Tool also features rust resistant nickel plating. Non-slip vinyl grips with hand stops provide added comfort and control.
S2 - 3” Hand Seamer
S3 - 3” Offset Hand Seamer
Works overhead or in confined areas.
S6 - 6” Hand Seamer
Wide 6" jaws produce uniform, accurate bends in sheet steel and non-ferrous metals with greater control and efficiency. Wider jaws also minimize buckling and bowing of metal. Fewer strokes are required to bend and straighten angles. Designed for all the metal trades, including HVACR installation, roofing and siding applications and commercial building and remodeling.
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Had a harbor freight pair for years that always slipped at the joint. I actually bought them to build an airplane. These are way better. Got em at an estate sale for a couple bucks.
I had the 6" one for years and they worked great. Loved the notches to set my depth as well. Unfortunately, one of our apprentices left them on a job somewhere and I have never figured out where. I haven't had a chance to replace them so have been using my 3" vise-grip folders for now. I also have many other Malco sheet metal tools in my tin tool box. Crimpers, shears, offset duct stretcher and 12 & 18" bar folders. For professional use, Malco is probably the best to go with.
I have only seen and used the redline version of the hand bender/seamers.
Either way its a awesome tool if you have to bend metal.
Every one of them is awesome to own aside from the 9 that is made from cast aluminum not meant to bend steel.
Like any tool though you abuse it of course its gonna break.
Either way if my 3 or 6 in seamer broke Id go out of my way to get another MALCO one. they are a joy to use.