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Old 08-15-2012, 05:39 AM   #1
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Does anyone know how this tool gets used? I've searched all over, and any video/article describing standing seam roofing shows a regular double seamer, not this tool, yet this appears to be the only type of seamer that was used by roofers here.
I've ordered from eBay a regular double seaming iron from Germany, since this is the only kind of seamer that is sold here in Slovakia.

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Haven't seen one of those. It may be made for working lead, or more likely, batten seams.
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Interesting. Not sure if I've ever needed one and improvised instead. No recollection at all.
I was thinking it may be helpful for forming the eave edges when folding 180, but I use a 1/2" flatbar, about 4" by 3". I have a handful of different size flatbar for those apps. Some 6" x 10"x 1/2", and larger.
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Could it be used for connecting several sheets together with flat seams? Of the many standing seam roofs I drive by around here, I've only seen one whose pans aren't composed of meter long sections flat seamed together.

But then, if this was your only seaming iron, how would you do a double lock seam?

I've spent almost the past month intensely studying doing standing seam roofing, and it looks straightforward, though labor intensive. But when I've talked to some neighbors and my inlaws about doing it myself, they think I'm crazy. Only one cousin of my wife (a carpenter) thought it was doable when I clarified that I would be buying rolls of sheet metal and cutting them to length.
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"But then, if this was your only seaming iron, how would you do a double lock seam?" Good question.
I'd be forced to bend, which I often do, the first bend the first fold 80 with my S-3 hand seamer by Malco. Don't buy the 3" straight seamers! They're extremely limited in what they'll do and the S-3 will do all that and more, so to speak.

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