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Using a Sheet Brake

A professional roofer demonstrates ways to use a stationary brake

Length: 7:20
Produced By: Michael Dobsevage

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.

Video by: John Ross

From Fine Homebuilding 190, pp. 110-112
November 1, 2007