Pan and box brake and foot brake class?


#1

Is there a class on the pan and box brake and the foot brake? If not, is there anyone that can teach me to use them?


#2

@TBJK puts them up periodically, usually on a weekend. Can’t recommend them highly enough. Fun tools to use, too, though I’ve never made anything useful…


#3

It’s fun exercise! There is all that jumping up and down - and getting your friends to jump up and down with you … :grinning:


#4

Some people have to get more friends to help than others ;-).


#5

I don’t think of it as needing more friends … I just think operators have different “Gage Ratings” … just wild speculation here, but I’d guess my rating might be different than Chris’s. :wink:


#6

Are you referring to caliber?


#7

While waiting for someone to show you how to use the brake and shear, you can read the manuals. This is the one for the brake:

Here is the manual for the shear:

I made an audio recording of Tim Bene’s 1/15/17 class on how to use these tools which includes some safety information and recommendations not covered in the manuals, I can put it on a thumb drive and leave it for you if you tell me where I can leave it.