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  1. #14
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    Follow up question, what are the opinions out there on Pittsburgh versus Button lock?
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    we have a machine for each, for long straight duct the buttonlock is quicker to put together, but you can't make an elbow with it, also for coil box doors, the pittsburg is easier to open up and pound back over, it's hard to remove and replace the door if it is buttonlocked, once you spread it out it won't lock back in very nice.
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    I guess it will have to be a Pits for me then. Yea, lots of hammering lol I have to get something, and if I can't make radius on a button....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frostie View Post
    I have been watching ebay for over a year and have never seen a used unit in that price range. The best price for new is around $1800, but I have never used the brand and would not gamble with its quality.

    Does anyone use Brown Boggs or know where to get them?
    You do not need new. I bought my Lockformer new, 4500. I bought my flagler used, 800 bucks. Works as good as the new Lockformer. Which ever you buy call that manufacturer and they will tell you what service guy to use. They will come out to your shop. Odds are it will work fine from the start. Don't buy new. Be patient, you will find one good as new if you look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by energy star View Post
    You do not need new. I bought my Lockformer new, 4500. I bought my flagler used, 800 bucks. Works as good as the new Lockformer. Which ever you buy call that manufacturer and they will tell you what service guy to use. They will come out to your shop. Odds are it will work fine from the start. Don't buy new. Be patient, you will find one good as new if you look.
    Of course you realize that if no one buys new, there may come a point where the company may stop making new, right?

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    What in the %%%%% are you talking about?
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    Someone needs to buy new pieces of equipment once in a while, that's all.

  8. #21
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    I have a Lockformer with Pipe lock on the other side. To radius, you will need to pittsburgh the heel or throat and use a (ahh shoot got brainlock) 1/4" turning tool (? help?) on the radiused edges.
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    I need to add to this post! We are in the same boat, going to buy another Pitts shortly. The sheetmetal Pros on the "other" site said to "STAY AWAY" from the Tinnocker and overseas multi. units.

    The overseas multi units fit prefectly with what we need??
    Also been looking for "used" on Ebay also for months. Unless you want some 3ph. industrial stuff it just aint there!

    Any input?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmajerus View Post
    we have a machine for each, for long straight duct the buttonlock is quicker to put together, but you can't make an elbow with it, also for coil box doors, the pittsburg is easier to open up and pound back over, it's hard to remove and replace the door if it is buttonlocked, once you spread it out it won't lock back in very nice.
    They do make a flanger for the button lock so you can make radius elbows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by behappy View Post
    I need to add to this post! We are in the same boat, going to buy another Pitts shortly. The sheetmetal Pros on the "other" site said to "STAY AWAY" from the Tinnocker and overseas multi. units.

    The overseas multi units fit prefectly with what we need??
    Also been looking for "used" on Ebay also for months. Unless you want some 3ph. industrial stuff it just aint there!

    Any input?
    If the price is right, change the motor.

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    I've bought all my equipment here...


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    Ever look at RAMS?

    Got a new one in our shop a little while ago and seems to be a quality machine,made in the USA as well.
    I love overtime I just hate working for it.

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