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10-24-2006, 04:51 PM
Is the Pittsburgh machine all you need in order to create plenums, returns and few custom fitting?
10-24-2006, 05:25 PM
I'd get a brake first, you can bend your plenums and make a Pittsburgh with it. I wouldn't plan on making a lot of Pitts seams with it though.
10-24-2006, 05:30 PM
Interesting. I'm a big fan of pitt seams and nice snap-ins.
It makes the final product look "easy". I'm asking about this, because I realized it's faster for me to get this done myself as oppose to leave the job site and go to some guys shop and draw everything for it.
Any good manufacturers of brakes you have in mind?
10-24-2006, 06:02 PM
you anticipate ...carrying around .. a Lockformer ...??
10-24-2006, 08:29 PM
They have portable ones.
10-24-2006, 09:11 PM
I have a 4 ft. Tennsmith brake and a Lockformer pittsburgh machine both on matching stands mounted inside an enclosed trailer. Flourescent overhead lights, receptacles and a portable 4'x4' work table top that I pop onto a set of sawhorses. The setup works well.
10-25-2006, 10:17 AM
That's exactly what I was thinking. Once I saw a guy with 6 feet brake mounted on the side of the van. He could lower the machine and set it up on the floor while the machine was still attached to the truck. Great idea.
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