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Old 02-21-2021, 07:20 PM
John Buchtenkirch John Buchtenkirch is offline
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I have them but I certainly wouldn’t consider them a sheet metal tool, the magnetic base would have a hard time holding onto thin sheet although you could probably have some success if you backed the sheet with heavier plate. They generally go for strong money even used at swap meets and the roto-broch / annular style tooling is also expensive but great when you need holes in thicker plate. As I get older and admittedly weaker they seem heavy, big & clumsy to get located on the job especially with horizontal drilling. Maybe you could rent one if you have one big job that really needs one ~ John Buchtenkirch
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