Northern Industrial Air Punch and Flange Tool
this punch performs great
I was pleasantly surprised when I received this punch and got to use it.
It has become one of my favorite tools in my body shop and we have had no problems whatsoever.
Just a few drops of oil before use is all that we do and it has held up great to daily punishment.
October 10, 2011
Northern Tool Air Flanger/Punch
Worth the money has not let me down yet. I just wished I had ordered it sooner. Excellent for making panels and punching holes for spot welding.
March 21, 2011
pretty good for the price
This is the first air punch that I've ever owned, but not the first I've ever used. My over all expirence with these tools has been very poor in general. Most times they would jam on the rebound and have to be pryed apart or be disasembled to fix the problem. I was told that expensive "high end" models didn't have the jamming problem, but I didn't want to shell out 250 bucks for a tool I use infrequently. When I saw the northern industrial model on sale, I felt it wouldn't be loss if it didn't punch because it had the flange tool with it. I was pleasantly suprised how well it worked. Would recomend this tool to any one needs one.
November 16, 2010
I've had this flange tool for a few years now and while I only use it when needed I've found this tool invaluable. To obtain a tight flange you need to set the psi at max tool design. I've used it to create many sheet metal patches and would highly recommend this tool.
June 1, 2010
This tool works exactly as described for sheet metal work or body work. Very handy for patching panels on my 68 international scout project.
March 16, 2009
A "must have" for the auto body mechanic
I was told, 'this won't work as well as a beading machine and a metal shrinker for making flanges'.
Wrong. It is every bit as good for making flanges. You need it!
November 1, 2008
Good Tool for the Money
This did an excellent job creating a flange for replacing the cab corners and the lower portion of my doors. Didn't have any problems with it, did everything I needed it to do.
April 25, 2008
another great tool!
I was not at all surprised to find another quality tool when I opened the box.. It has performed well.. Very satisfied... Don't pass this one by!!
April 14, 2008
This is a great product. A must have for anyone doing automotive body work or restoration.
April 14, 2008
Works Ok but a bit bulky
January 14, 2008