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Van-Mark Trim-A Brake II

T1050 Shown above with optional steel legs #3000

Shown with optional Trim-A-Gutterâ„¢ and Steel Folding Legs

Rake Edge Example Misc. Trim Examples Chimney Flashing Example
Corner Post/Shed Flashing Fascia/Soffit Examples Splash Guard/Gutter Repair
Unique Toggle-Lock Handle
Vinyl Strips Reduce Marring
Material Stops allow for repeat bends
 
 
Dual Carrying Handles and "I" Beam Rails

 

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All Van Mark Brakes, Tools and Accessories are
Manufactured AND Assembled in the USA!

 
 
The Entry-Level Utility Brake!
Our most versatile utility brake, the Trim-A-Brake II, was designed for our contractors who are constantly on the go. This light-weight brake loads into the truck quickly for use among multiple crews and requires little setup or maintenance. For making basic shapes, this is the perfect brake for maintenance crews and for use in the shop, or on any job.
 
The Trim-A-Brake II by Van Mark is a portable bending brake with durability and versatility second to none. Ideal for custom forming aluminum,
galvanized steel, copper terne and other metals - coil or sheet. The Trim-A-Brake II bends .032 aluminum and 26 gage galvanized steel with ease.
The Trim-A-Brake II features a toggle locking system with single point adjustment for worry free, low-maintenance operation.

All your projects may not be this tough, but when they are, rest assured the Trim-A-Brake II will meet the challenge head on. Years of dedication and commitment to improving performance have gone into the Trim-A-Brake II resulting in a brake you can take to your job knowing it will deliver and that is one less worry for you. Whether your a seasoned pro, or just starting out, you'll appreciate Trim-A-Brake II for its simplistic and durable design.

Note: accessories may be incompatible with older Van-Mark products.

Please Note:  This Model Is Intended For Do-It-Yourself or Homeowner Use.  Not Designed For Commercial Use.

 

All your projects may not be this tough, but when they are, rest assured Trim-A-Brake II will meet the challenge head on. Years of dedication and commitment to improving performance have gone into this brake resulting in a unit you can take to your job knowing it will deliver and that's one less worry for you. Whether your a seasoned pro, or just starting out, you'll appreciate Trim-A-Brake II for its simplistic and durable design.

  • Scoring pocket eliminates knife damage to hinge components.
  • Rigid I beam base rails ensure brake stays in calibration.
  • Full loop handle provides uniform bending along entire piece.
  • Material stops allow repeat bending without re-measuring.
  • Brake has a 3/8 x 13 inch throat and vinyl strip for protecting material.
  • Perfect for maintenance crews and management companies
Models
 
Bending Capacities
Model
Length
C
Weight
 
Material
Recommended
 
T200
2'0" (0.6m)
2
25 (11.3kg)
 
Alum. Coil
.019 inch
T450
4'6" (1.4m)
3
40 (18.1kg)
 
Gutter Coil
.024 inch
T650
6'6" (2.0m)
4
58 (26.3kg)
 
Galv Steel Grade D
28 ga.
T850
8'6" (2.6kg)
4
76 (34.5kg)
 
Galv Steel
26 ga.
T1050
10'6" (3.2m)
5
91 (42.6kg)
 
Copper
16 oz.
T1250*
12'6" (3.8m)
7
112 (50.8kg)
 
Zinc Alloy
.019 inch
* Includes dual bending handles.
Techniques and examples explained are not intended to be fully-exhaustive and definitive. The best method depends on the specific construction of the building worked on, the brand and type of material used, and the particular skills of the applicator.

Basic-Note: Use parts sheet for reference number clarification.

1. Mark both ends of material to be bent (use pencil, punch or snips). 2. Insert material in brake to marks, lock brake by pushing Lock Handle (15) all the way to the stop position. 3. Bend to desired angle in one continuous, smooth motion. NOTE: During bend, hold Bending Handle equal distance from ends of Handle. If over bend on one end occurs while standing at center of brake, move your body in opposite direction of over bend.
 
Drip Edge
J Channel
Brick-Mold
Flashing
Fascia
Note: The above shapes are based on common profiles used on many job sites. The exact measurements of each bend may vary from job to job, trim piece to trim piece. We recommend taking a few moments to familiarize yourself with the basic functions of the brake. Practice making bends with scrap or left over material until you are satisfied with the results.
Maintenance
1. When scoring material, be mindful of knife damage to hinge area by scoring past the ends of material.
2. Protect working edges and surfaces from scratches, nicks or gouges.
3. Periodically tighten screws and nuts.
4. Keep bottom of L-Bar (No. 3) and top of Rear Hinge (No. 6) clean. (This is where material is inserted and held for bending). This cleaning
operation takes only a few seconds, and should be done at least once a day.
Lubrication
1. Regularly remove old grease and dirt.
2. Use fine sandpaper or emery cloth on bottom of Slide Bar (1) and top of L-Bar (3). These surfaces should be fairly smooth to the touch.
3. Re-lubricate these surfaces using medium grade oil, silicone spray, lithium #2 grease or similar lubricant.
4. Top of Wedges (17) and Wedge Block (18) can be lubricated with petroleum jelly or light waterproof grease.
Transporting
1. When transporting your brake, keep it in an unlocked, open position, or insert cardboard or other cushioning material between L-Bar (No. 3) and Rear Hinge (No. 6). This will prevent abrasion and marks which could transfer to your material.
2. Whether transporting, storing or using your brake, it should be on an even, solid base to prevent possible sagging/bowing.
Adjustment (perform Lubrication step above first)
1. Unlock brake slightly, to opening of approximately 1/16 inch
2. Cut aluminum coil stock into approximately 2 x 2 inch pieces.
Test pieces must all be of the same thickness and are required for each C-Member (ie:T850 requires 4, T1050 requires 5, etc.).
3. Insert test pieces about halfway into the brake at each C-Member position, then lock brake in closed position.
4. Try to pull each piece straight out. If test piece feels snug or is held tight, no additional adjustment is required. If test piece pulls easily out,
adjustment is required.
5. Total and simultaneous adjustment at all C-Members (No. 24).
6. Unlock Brake fully.
7. Remove Clevis Pin and Cotter that connects Locking Handles (No. 19) to Lock Handle Clevis (No. 22).
8. Loosen Hex Jam Nut located next to clevis.
9. To reduce locking force, rotate Clevis clockwise 1/2 revolution. This will shorten overall length of Clevis Assembly. To increase locking force, rotate clevis counter clockwise 1/2 revolution. Re-test per Clamp Test Procedure.
Individual C-Member Adjustment
1. After determining C-Members that require additional adjustment, disassemble as per instructions in Lubrication section.
2. Remove and replace the wedge at the station requiring adjustment or make a shim piece from coil stock the same shape as the Wedge. Punch 2 holes in shim for screws, and re-install Wedge with shim in-between Wedge and Slide Bar. You have now raised the Wedge.Re-test via Clamp Test Procedure.
Note: The toggle locking principle does not require much locking pressure to generate a great deal of locking force. That is, when adjusted
properly, the handle should be very easy to lock, almost to a point of feeling too loose, and still provide much holding power.

 

Models
T1050 10 TRIM-A-BRAKE II ** HOMEOWNER OR DYI
T1250 12 TRIM-A-BRAKE II ** HOMEOWNER OR DYI
T850 8 TRIM-A-BRAKE II ** HOMEOWNER OR DYI
T650 6 TRIM-A-BRAKE II ** HOMEOWNER OR DYI
T450 4 TRIM-A-BRAKE II ** HOMEOWNER OR DYI
T200 2 TRIM-A-BRAKE II ** HOMEOWNER OR DYI

 

Accessories
3978 Multi Gauges (Sold as a pair 2x)
USA1EZGO UNISTAND FOR ALL BRAKES and SLITTERS EXCEPT METAL MASTERS and TRIM-A-BRAKE
UNL1 UNILEG
3002 Steel Legs
CD24 COIL DISPENSER
  • One of the more popular accessories for Trim-A-Brake II is our tool for making gutter protection right on the job site. Trim-A-Gutter comes with all mounting hardware for attachment to the brake. Gutter-cover can then be formed and installed using optional gutter bracket and attachment screws. Visit our Trim-A-Gutter pages for more details
  • Coil Cradle sets up anywhere and protects all trim coils from damage due to unravelling, or from wind damage.
  • Coil Dispenser feeds coil directly into the brake saving valuable time and money. No wind blown damage with this accessory.
  • Trim-A-Gutter comes with hardware to mount directly to Trim-A-Brake II for making and installing profitable gutter protection.
  • Trim-A-Brake II also mounts to your UniStand USA1, the most durable stand on the market
  • Optional steel legs easily install on your Trim-A-Brake II providing sure-footing over any terrain
  • Optional wheel kits install quickly allowing single user maneuverability

T1050
10 TRIM-A-BRAKE II ** HOMEOWNER OR DYI
SOUTHERN TOOL EXCLUSIVE - FREE FREIGHT ON THIS BRAKE TO A COMMERCIAL ADDRESS
Mfg. item #: T1050
VANT1050
FREE motor freight to commercial address or terminal pickup in lower 48 states. Residential or Export Orders call 800-458-3687.6
$1,165.00

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T1250
12 TRIM-A-BRAKE II ** HOMEOWNER OR DYI
Mfg. item #: T1250
VANT1250
Call for freight quote on this item or we will confirm freight charges before shipping.1
$1,227.89

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T850
8 TRIM-A-BRAKE II ** HOMEOWNER OR DYI
Mfg. item #: T850
VANT850
Call for freight quote on this item or we will confirm freight charges before shipping.1
$995.00

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T650
6 TRIM-A-BRAKE II ** HOMEOWNER OR DYI
Mfg. item #: T650
VANT650
Call for freight quote on this item or we will confirm freight charges before shipping.1
$1,095.00

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T450
4 TRIM-A-BRAKE II ** HOMEOWNER OR DYI
Mfg. item #: T450
VANT450
Call for freight quote on this item or we will confirm freight charges before shipping.1
$895.00

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T200
2 TRIM-A-BRAKE II ** HOMEOWNER OR DYI
Mfg. item #: T200
VANT200
Call for freight quote on this item or we will confirm freight charges before shipping.1
$575.00

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3978
Mfg. item #: 3978
VAN3978
FREE shipping when ordered with a machine from this manufacturer.20
$69.95

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USA1EZGO
Mfg. item #: USA1EZGO
VANUSA1EZGO
FREE shipping when ordered with a machine from this manufacturer.20
$415.00

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UNL1
Mfg. item #: UNL1
VANUNL1
FREE shipping when ordered with a machine from this manufacturer.20
$209.95

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3002
STEEL LEGS
Mfg. item #: 3002
VAN3002
FREE shipping when ordered with a machine from this manufacturer.20
$99.95

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CD24
Mfg. item #: CD24
VANCD24
FREE shipping when ordered with a machine from this manufacturer.20
$435.00

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