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Old 02-24-2013, 10:41 PM
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Eastwood Shrinker and Strecher opinions wanted

I have been wanting to buy a shrinker and stretcher tool for almost a year now. I really donít need one that bad, but it would have helped make some things easier. I enjoy sheet metal work so much that I think I will always be playing with something, even if I get out of cars so this tool would be a decent investment.

I dont want to spend the money for a heavy duty one so if the entry level isnt good I wont purchase.

My concerns about the entry level shrinker and stretcher tools are:
Are these good quality tools or are they cheap and do not work well?
Has the throat depth ever been too short for you?
Has the strength of the tool been too weak to work on the thickness of metal you work on?
Did you spend the extra money to get the foot operated add on? Or are you using the hand lever?

Here is the model I am referring to.
Shrinker/Stretcher Combo Set-Two BodiesTwo Jaws

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