Using a Sheet Brake
A professional roofer demonstrates ways to use a stationary brake
You can do more with these brakes than just bend metal. In this video, roofer John Mahan explains how to cut sheet metal to size and, through a series of bending methods, creates interlocking drip edges, seams, and panels.
For more on John’s technique and for tips on handling copper properly, read Using a sheet-metal brake from Fine Homebuilding Issue #190 (Oct/Nov 2007) pp.110-112.