Tapco Tools Adds S2X Stop Tool for Two Times Faster Bends

Boral’s Tapco Tools, the industry leader in premium professional-grade contractor brakes, introduces the S2X gauge, a material stop accessory that allows for cuts and repeat bends 2X faster than traditional methods. Securing onto the back of Tapco Tools siding brakes, the S2X gauge comprises two orange anodized aluminum material stops on two long bar/pivot assemblies adhered with white measuring tape and orange Cut Off tape. The user slides the stops along the bars to the desired measurement and secures in place with thumb screws. When material is inserted into the brake, the accessory stops the material at the precise spot for an accurate cut or repeat bends—no tape measures or pencil marks required.   

The versatile brake accessory allows for cuts with a utility knife (using the white measuring tape) or a Cut Off (using the orange Cut Off tape). Contractors also can stack material, continuing to move the piece inward as successive cuts are made, saving significant handling time.

“The S2X gauge is ingenious in its simplicity—simply glide the stop into place, slide in the material, and make the cut or bend,” says Trisha Wagner, Brand Manager at Boral Building Products. “Not only can contractors save time over traditional measure-and-mark methods, but they’ll be able to better ensure accuracy and, therefore, a cleaner installation.”

The S2X universal stopper kit comes with:

  • 2 red anodized aluminum stoppers with thumb screws
  • 2 width adjusters with thumb screws
  • 2 long bar/pivot assemblies
  • 2 measuring tapes
  • 2 slitter tapes (right/left)
  • 4 x 5/8” machine mounting screws
  • Instruction sheets (French/English)

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Boral Building Products is a division of Boral North America, the North American arm of Boral Limited, an international building products and construction materials group with three divisions: the high-performing, well-positioned materials business of Boral Australia; the fast-growing USG Boral interior linings joint venture in Asia, Australia, and the Middle East; and Boral North America, a scaled and growing building products and fly ash business.

A leader in exterior building materials, Boral North America has earned its reputation one product at a time, helping builders grow their businesses with quality bricks, stone, stone veneer, roofing, siding, shutters, and trim. The Boral Building Products division comprises 12 well-known exterior product brands: Atlantic® Premium Shutters, Builders Edge®, Foundry® Specialty Siding, Grayne® Engineered Composite Shingles, Kleer® Lumber, Mid-America Siding Components®, SturdiMount®, Tapco Tools®, TruExterior® Siding & Trim, Vantage®, Versetta Stone®, and Wellcraft Egress Systems®. For more information, visit