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Old 01-22-2021, 02:08 AM
John Buchtenkirch John Buchtenkirch is offline
MetalShaper of the Month October 2012
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Glen Cove, Long Island
Posts: 1,600

Iím not going to say you canít make improvements to machinery (I do it all the time) but with hand brakes heavier is very likely better. Look at the ratio of the height compared to the width of the upper beam on my Chicago and Whitney brakes. I paid $1650 for my used Whitney brake 30 years ago and itís worth $3000 plus today so what did it really cost me to make $$$ with it thru the years . ~ John Buchtenkirch

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