Malco Products Inc. has made available its portable, lightweight
Mini Brake.™ The 58-pound brake, which can bend aluminum,
copper and 22-gauge galvanized steel up to 135 degrees, has no
fixed throat depth and is said to accommodate 4-inch- to
4-foot-wide metals. The product's anvil and apron feature
adjustable strengthening ribs, and the anvil's clamping mechanism
is said to secure its position.
In addition, the company has released its Gutter Outlet Punches
for cutting 2- by 3-inch, 3- by 4-inch and 2 1/5- by 3 1/5-inch
rectangular drop holes, as well as 2- by 3-inch X-style drop holes.
The replaceable punch blades are designed to cut 5- and 6-inch-wide
gutters up to 0.032 inch thick. The tools are compatible with the
company's upgrade kits that punch additional drop-hole sizes and
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