December 21, 2016
A man, and a sheet metal brake with a built-in measurement gage
Rich Wagner demonstrates how to bend a piece of fascia trim for vinyl siding from standard aluminum coil stock.
How to do it:
- Begin with the finished side down,
- Completely hem one edge
- Still with the finished side down, mark 1-1/2 inches from the hem. Tip: Use the vinyl strip on the front of the brake to gauge 3/4 inch, the hem is another 3/4 inch, so spacing from the end of the hem to the end of the vinyl strip yields the 1-1/2 inch needed.
- Bend up 90 degrees
- Remove the sheet, flip it around, still finished side down and hem the other end.
Rich bent this in under a minute. Can you beat him?
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