I want to purchase a tool that will make corrugations in sterling,
and fine silver. I checked the Reo Catalog and find that they carry a
rather expensive Microfold Brake, as well as a rather inexpensive
industrial tube wringer. The difference in price between the two is
almost $200. The major difference that I see is that one will take
much larger sheets of metal. Both will handle metal no thicker than
24 ga. I will probably be working with 26 ga–well within the limits
of both tools.
My question is this. I will be using it only for small items—mostly
earrings, and it will not be getting any heavy use. Will I be making
a mistake to get the less expensive industrial tube wringer instead
of the expensive Microfold Brake?
I am easy on my tools, and never stress them. However I need to be
sure that the smaller model is not just a “toy,” and that I can rely
on it. Thanks for your suggestions.