There's a Better Way: Plywood Sheet-Metal Brakecomments (0) April 15th, 2009 in Blogs
Video Length: 2:18
Produced by: John Ross
This tip, courtesy of David Kalin of Kaneohe, Hawaii, and demonstrated by Charles Miller, is a simple method for bending steel, copper, or aluminum flashing on site. As Charles points out, the flashing can run as long as you've got friends to hold it, but David's improvised brake works if you're working on your own as well.
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Have your ever been frustrated building something and mumbled to yourself, "There's got to be a better way."
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