Video: How to Make Common Trim Bends on a Tapco Tools BrakeJune 22nd, 2022
Brakes and saw tables from Tapco Tools offer the utmost precision to create high-quality trim bends for the finished look of custom exterior trim. As the industry leader in premium professional-grade contractor brakes for more than 50 years, our tools and accessories are efficient, durable, portable, and easy to use. Plus, we back it up with robust training and unparalleled customer support.
Here’s a step-by-step look at some of the most common trim bends you can complete on a Tapco Tools brake.
The 4 Most Basic Shapes of Trim Bends:
Some of the most common bends on a brake that can get you nearly anywhere you need to go are hemming an edge, a sill seam, simple (3/4”) step flashing, and tight (1/2”) step flashing.
J-Channel and L-Bends
Making a J-channel on a Tapco brake is straightforward, and creating a window head flashing is a very similar process.
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