Tools for capping window frames/trim?


Old 05-30-06, 12:43 PM
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Tools for capping window frames/trim?

What kind of tools do I need to bend aluminum coil to cap window frames/trim. I've never done this before, but I think I can do a better job than whoever did the last capping job on my house.
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Old 05-30-06, 02:36 PM
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A metal brake... $1500 to buy, about $40 a day to rent
tin snips... right, left, and / or straight
a hand seamer (Malco S2 or similar)
aluminum or stainless steel trim nails
a utility knife (to score the coil when you cut it to width)
a framing square (to hold on the coil and score the coil squarely when you rip lengths off the roll)

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