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    is there anyone out there old enough?

    to remeber the old stlye of standing seam steel roofing? i think i have an old tool for it. and am looking for someone that would be able to identify it. i will get some pics of it soon it has 3 wooden handles and a heavy cast steel crimping ot clamping mechanism.. if any of you know f alink that would lead me to some pics of those type of tools wuld appreciate it.. thanks.
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    I am not nearly as old as you boss, but I am pretty sure I know what you are talking about. There are a lot of older homes in this area (maybe some barns too) that used to use that type of roofing. No one around here does it anymore, but there is a new company called All American roof that just opened up shop here...they might have some connections or may be of some help to identify it.
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    ok hereya go i got pics now

    well what is this crittter,, anyione got some idea of what they think it is?
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    A wicked tooth puller?

    I'd agree it looks like some type of crimper.
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    Larry, I asked on the tractor forum cause there are some fellas that collect old stuff over there, and the answer I got was....
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    It's a standing seam tin roof crimper.
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    Sounds like he was pretty matter of fact on it.
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    Well at the expense of admitting that I might know what that crimper is I did work in sheet metal shop where we started with brown & white sheet metal & completely made the roof for the old Sears building in Anacortes WA. I was out on site checking some things & saw one of these tools used by the install team.
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    Naah, I still think it's a "Brazil Nut Cracker". Whatever it is, I think you need to send it over to Stu 'n let him put it in his "Soup Pot" for a while though, Larry 'n get some of that Character off of it, ('course it might come back GREEN).
    Last edited by Norman Hitt; 02-04-2007 at 07:43 AM.

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    My dentist has something like that

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    thanks bart

    for the real answer the rest of you fools well you know who you are
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