Big Brake. Aluminum fabricators who fly solo might appreciate the Ultima Plus Alum-A-Brake, which has a removable work table that pops off in five seconds, lightening the load by 20 pounds. Other features include a built-in track-mounted slitter and a slitter guide bar that eliminates the need to account for the offset. The 10-foot 6-inch brake costs about $1,350; 7-foot 10-inch and 5-foot 11-inch versions are also available. Alum-A-Pole Corporation, 800/421-2586,

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