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Malco’s big 24-inch (61 cm) Drip Edge Folding Tool makes quick bends along the drip edge of flat-pan standing seam metal roofing panels. Versatile, compact 18-inch (46 cm) drip edge folding tool makes quick bends along the drip edge of flat-pan standing seam metal roofing panels. Two rib-reinforced steel plates are permanently welded together to create two folding seams for making 1-inch (25.4 mm) and 1-1/2-inch (38.1 mm) deep bends in maximum 22-gauge (0.76 mm) steel. A two-post-design, fiberglass reinforced nylon handle offers durable, lightweight strength and high leverage for working overhead or on a bench.

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What gauge material will it bend?

It will bend up to 22 gauge material.

What materials does that translate to?

The tool will fold roofing panels, mild steel and it can also be used on galvanized steel for duct work.

Is there a special technique?

When bending the drip edge on roofing panels you should have the handle facing toward the finished side of the panel, then bend the edge around until the tool bottoms out on the back side. You can bend the panel either on the roof when it is in place or before it is installed.

Explain the type of bend that is achievable?

The finished bend ends up to be approximately 150°, which allows you to finish the seam with a Seamer, Malco s SG10 & SG11 Seamer & Tongs are recommended.

When is it better to use the DEFT instead of the other style folding tools?

The DEFT works better then other folding tool when doing drip edges on metal roofing. The handle on the tool provides added leverage to make bending the edge easy. Also the 1-1/2 depth accommodates for the deeper bend that is needed for the drip edge.

What do you use to finish off the bend after using the DEFT?

Malco s Seamer & Tongs, models SG10 (straight) or SG11 (offset) would work the best. The vinyl coated jaws prevent scratching of the paint on the roofing panel. The Seamer & Tongs also have a large opening to allow easy clamping on the bend and seam it without sliding off.

Brand

Malco

Malco Products, Inc. got its start in 1950 when a young steel supply salesman, Mark W.Keymer, decided to manufacture and market a pipe crimper he had invented for use in installing the "new" sheet metal ductwork used with forced air heating systems. More tools soon followed, including: the first hand seamer to employ compound leverage; a time saving hand notcher that made a V-shaped cut in one motion; and a hand operated, snap lock punch to complete the basic sheet metal tool set. Today Malco Products, Inc. is the nation's leading manufacturer of "tools of the trade" for HVAC (Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning) professionals. In 1975 Malco also created a vital specialty tool market for EXTERIOR REMODELING professionals (Installers of Roofing, Siding and Gutter) and holds the leadership position in that niche as well. Corporate headquarters and manufacturing facilities are located in Annandale, Minnesota, just outside the Minneapolis / St. Paul metroplex. Malco continues its founder's tradition of leadership and innovation by addressing a changing industry landscape and responding to emerging market needs for new specializations and more customized products and services.

Additional information

Weight 48 oz
Dimensions 24 × 4 × 4 in
Brand

Malco

Size

DEFT 24 Wide Drip Edge Bending Tool by Malco, DEFT1 18 Wide Drip Edge Bending Tool by Malco

Type

Bending Tools

Made In

USA

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