For profiling/shaping metal sheet
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Either vice mounted or hand-held.
I've been using them vice mounted with my metal horse to make new body panels, from 1.0mm zintec sheet steel, for my old rust-prone van (originals/replacements are no longer available). They did an outstanding job!
These 2 panel sections, shown bordered by white, had to include the seal profiles at the bottom, lower style line & original right angled joining seams for spot welding;
Hand-held, they allowed me to shape & redress, in situ, the metal roof (originally entirely corrugated) to fit both these sunroofs, as there was no provision for them in the original design (I have a good collection of bodywork dollies, but none that would properly address the shapes the new roof openings needed);
They're like mini shaping anvils. Great too for new panels, that never seem to fit like they should.
Thanks for the compliments, guys! I love learning too. It's always impressed me; the unstinting generosity of other engineers I have met, that have given their time and knowledge so freely. I hope, one day, to be as good as any one of them.
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