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Customer Reviews for Northern Industrial 3-In-1 Shear, Brake and Roll

Northern Industrial 3-In-1 Shear, Brake and Roll

Item# 143342
Shears 20 gauge mild steel up to 30in. wide Makes boxes, channels, angles and more Rolls cylinders, cones, even makes wire loops Capacity of slip roll and shear is 04in. sheet steel width is 30in. Diameter of rolls is 1 1/2in. 38mm Wire grooves are 1 1/64in. Back and front shear gauge range is 1/2in. to 16in. Sectional fingers provide incremental adjustment for box and pan work Die set includes one female and 1in., 2in., 3in., 4in., 5in. 6in. and 10in. dies Truck Ship. Dies Included Yes, Max. Depth in. 16, Metal Shear Yes, Bending Brake Yes, C-Clamps Included No, Max. Lift Height in. 1/2, Max. Bending Capacity - Flat in. 30, Bending Applications Sheet steel, wire, Slip Roller Yes. Makes boxes, channels, angles and more Rolls cylinders, cones, even makes wire loops Diameter of rolls is 1 1/2in. 38mm Wire grooves are 1 1/64in. Sectional fingers provide incremental adjustment for box and pan work Die set includes one female and 1in., 2in., 3in., 4in., 5in. 6in. and 10in. dies
Average Customer Rating:
4.8 out of 5
4.8
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5
(5 Reviews) 5
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Rating Summary (5 reviews)
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5 of 5(100%)would recommend this product to a friend.
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Customer Reviews for Northern Industrial 3-In-1 Shear, Brake and Roll
Review 1 for Northern Industrial 3-In-1 Shear, Brake and Roll
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Nice Little Machine

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October 8, 2012
By Cameroonie
from Boca Raton, FL
"This is a handy little tool for the fabrication department of our machine shop. With just a few minor adjustments you're off and running!!"
Describe Yourself: Professional
-13points
5out of 23found this review helpful.
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Review 2 for Northern Industrial 3-In-1 Shear, Brake and Roll
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great Machine with some limitations

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August 20, 2012
By RestoreGalore
from Menomonie, WI
"This machine is a nice multi purpose machine for a small home shop. When I was looking at these the biggest complaint I heard was that it was not sturdy enough.... I disagree. Don't buy this if you are expecting it to work like heavy industrial machinery. It is plenty sturdy as long as you are working with sheet goods within the capabilities and thickness limitations of the machine. Yes it does need adjustments to make it work correctly, but once you figure it out and work with it for a while it operates pretty well. Brake and shear work well. The roller is a little tricky to get adjusted and it does need more attention as you work with it. Still an ovarll good value for what it can do with light materials."
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+9points
13out of 17found this review helpful.
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Review 3 for Northern Industrial 3-In-1 Shear, Brake and Roll
Overall Rating:
4 / 5
4 / 5

What About Those Instructions

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May 19, 2011
By Anonymous
"This machine is my first experience with bending and shearing sheet metal, so I found the 2 pages of instructions more than limited. Even these refer to controls and adjustments that are not identified anywhere else in the document. After several hours of work, I began to figure out how to use it. Could have been a lot easier with a proper instruction manual."
Describe Yourself: Total Beginner
+8points
17out of 26found this review helpful.
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Review 4 for Northern Industrial 3-In-1 Shear, Brake and Roll
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great tool

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July 21, 2009
By tony60
from Port Arthur, TX
"I had to make some miner adjustments to the shear and the brake. I used my 3-1 for making windows for my deer blinds and it work great. Nice good bends and works great on shearing. I have yet to use the roller but can't wait."
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+8points
9out of 10found this review helpful.
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Review 5 for Northern Industrial 3-In-1 Shear, Brake and Roll
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

break, roller, shear

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January 21, 2008
By fcdan
from Iowa
"The break is great for making duct work and and shearing sheet metal for fabricating projects!"
Describe Yourself: Professional
+1point
12out of 23found this review helpful.
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