Videos: M2X and S2X Gauges Speed Up Trim BendsMarch 5th, 2021
Tapco Tools’ professional-grade brakes help contractors achieve a high-quality, finished look for custom exterior trim projects. And two accessories—the M2X and S2X—make these tools even more efficient and easy to use.
M2X Measuring Tool Allows for 50% Faster Bends
As its name suggests, the M2X gauge measures two times as fast while eliminating the need for a tape measure and pencil marks for bending.
The M2X measuring tool consists of an onboard measuring tape and two easy-to-attach, moveable brackets with corresponding measurement markings. Where once users had to measure, mark the bends (often front and back), and then move the trim to those marked positions, now they can simply place the material on the brake and move it to the scale on the M2X gauge accessory. The result is as much as 50% faster bending—and no pencil marks or snip-cut marks on the finished product.
Check out this video for an overview of the M2X at work:
Ready to learn more? See how to install the M2X:
S2X Material Stop Gauge Speeds Repeat Trim Cuts and Bends
Like the M2X, the S2X material stop gauge is aptly named: It allows for cuts and repeat bends in trim two times faster than traditional methods.
The S2X gauge includes two orange anodized aluminum material stops on two long bar/pivot assemblies adhered with white measuring tape and orange cut-off tape. Slide the stops along the bars to the desired measurement and secure 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. Along with time savings, the gauge can better ensure accuracy and, subsequently, cleaner installation.
Check out this video for an overview of the S2X gauge:
Ready to learn more? See how to assemble and install the S2X: