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Old 10-19-2011, 05:17 PM   #16
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It's a done deal, $250. Brake is a Tapco "Port-O-Brake". The bend handle is definitely retrofit and extremely rusted. (As are most of the screws) The hold down handle is on the far right side of the brake and operates properly.

After I clean it up and replace the rusted screws, I'm going to fabricate a new bend handle for it. Hell, a 10' brake for $250... I'm not complaining. I feel the price was fair. Will post a pic once it's all cleaned up. Thanks for all the input fellas!

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Old 10-19-2011, 05:31 PM   #17
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Here’s a link for parts.
http://www.industrialladder.com/list...categoryID=862
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Old 10-19-2011, 05:38 PM   #18
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Old 10-21-2011, 01:17 PM   #19
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Any idea what the retail is on a Pro II brake?
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Any idea what the retail is on a Pro II brake?
I don’t remember, they don’t make them any more. They were more than the one you have though.

That link I gave you sells about every siding brake that's available today.
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Old 10-21-2011, 02:02 PM   #21
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I don’t remember, they don’t make them any more. They were more than the one you have though.

That link I gave you sells about every siding brake that's available today.
Reason I ask... interesting change of circumstances. I bought that Windy for $250 on Wednesday. Needs some work... bend handle isn't original (but works), some rust/seized screws and needs a new vinyl strip. I came upon an ad from a guy in town who is willing to pay $300-$350 for a brake. I sent him an email and explained what I've got and we're now negotiating a price.

At the same time, I had posted a "want" ad earlier in the week for a brake and just last night got an email from a seller. He's got a Pro II brake with folding legs for $400. (The Windy I bought doesn't have legs) He also mentioned that the Pro II has a center locking lever as opposed to the end "sliding" lever on the Windy.

Sooo... assuming the Pro II is in good shape, I'm considering selling the Windy and paying the difference to buy the Pro II. Wondering if this wise though since I've seen replacement parts online for the Windy, but not for the Pro II? I really like the idea of the center locking lever and the included legs, but it's worthless unless I can get parts. Should I just stick with and fix up the Windy?

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I’ve owned a pro2 and it’s a nice brake. I’d give $400 for it if it’s in good shape. The folding legs alone are $75 (new).

If you can swing the deal, then do it.
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I’ve owned a pro2 and it’s a nice brake. I’d give $400 for it if it’s in good shape. The folding legs alone are $75 (new).

If you can swing the deal, then do it.
How readily available would parts be though? That's my concern...
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How readily available would parts be though? That's my concern...
That’s a good question. Call the 800# on that site and ask, that would be your best bet.
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Any idea what the retail is on a Pro II brake?
Where are you located? One just came up(Long Island,NY) on Craig's List for $400.
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Old 10-21-2011, 03:39 PM   #26
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wow, you guys are getting new brakes for $1200 and used ones for $600.. around here a new one is about $1800 and used ones go for around $1000 to $1200 and thats without any of the extra's on them

i have seen brakes for sale for $5-700 but their totally wrote off, the blades are bent all the hell so when you bend a peice with say a 1 1/4" lip you get the 1 1/4" at the ends but have 1 1/2" in the middle or they dont lock down properly what not
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How readily available would parts be though? That's my concern...
Pro 2 parts are available at least the pivot links are.

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