Originally Posted by BOBCRMAN@aol.com
I have a Woodward Fab unit. Bought many years ago, gets used often and is very handy for making patch panels.
You asked about the throat depth for the shrinking jaws. That is the challenge with all inexpensive sheetmetal forming tools. An English Wheel, Planishing hammer, and all stretcher jaws will stretch the metal but is is always difficult to shrink an area if you over stretch it. The shallow jaws of all the inexpensive units limit the ability to shrink anything but the edges.
I have a set of ss jaws I paid 179 dollars for years ago and have used the fire out of them. They have paid for them selves many times.