Out of the 12 print issues of SNIPS magazine we produce a year, our big industry Buyers Guide is arguably our most important. Inside you'll find more than 200 company listings for HVAC tool and instruments we feel represent the best products and services our industry has to offer.

In the category of sheet metal fabrication machinery, here are a few of our favorites:  

1. Roto-Die Model 15 Press Brake

Roto-Die Model 15 Press Brake

This hydraulic sheet metal bending equipment is described as "versatile," "productive" and simple to operate. For price and where to buy, visit mestekmachinery.com

2. EasyFormer by RAS Systems

RAS Systems EasyFormer

The EasyFormer by RAS Systems may be the only swaging machine on the market can "learn" from the operator how to swage and flange parts. In automatic mode the machine clones the taught sequence and variable speeds allow for sensitive work with complicated parts or fast and productive runs with small series. For price and where to buy, visit ras-systems.com

3. CIDAN FX30 Powerfolder


The CIDAN FX Combi Series power folder is one of the strongest metal folding machine of its kind. Equipped with welded side frames for strong stability, twin drive folding and upper beams, and eccentric clamping, it's a reliable and efficient workhorse with trouble-free operation and a very low cost of maintenance. User-friendly control systems allow for easy programming regardless of the user’s experience level. For price and where to buy, visit cidanmachinery-americas.com.

4. TDF Rollformer by JAG Machinery

Jag machinery in SNIPS Buyers Guide

Key features on JAG Machinery's TDF Rollformer include:

  • Heavy-duty Mod4 (6 pitch) gears.
  • Extended roll shafts for mounting auxiliary rolls (one side outboard only).
  • Optional tooling sets available for outboard mounting.
  • All steel forming head, hardened steel infeed guide, and hardened steel forming rolls mounted on turned and ground spindles.

For price and where to buy, visit jag-machinery.com