The SnapTable was conceived with the notion of perfecting the installation of concealed fastener roofing panels. For over a decade it has created craftsman style installation in over a dozen countries and three continents. The SnapTable HD will notch, slit and hem concealed fastener panels for a metal artisans touch on any project. Today's metal roofers are finding that the SnapTable can take their businesses and projects to new heights.
"It was nice to have a perfect valley bend that was longer than our 24" folding tools and not having to use our wuku benders," said Zack Kilwein of Residential Roofing LLC.
1' fastener flange. 16" wide panel.
Kynar Regal Blue
Residential Roofing, Spring of 2016.
"The SnapTable increased our valley production three fold." -Zack Kilwein
“At Prime Roofing, we are always looking for ways to increase the quality of our work and become more efficient while doing that. One of our main goals of 2015 was to increase the amount of metal work our company would engage in and to become better versed with the installation of metal roofing, namely standing seam (or hidden fastener). I had done plenty of simple gable type roofs but knew there was a gap in our ability to properly install more complicated roofs.
I began brainstorming ways I could build a piece of equipment that could help us better prepare panels for installation but quickly became aware of the difficulty in doing so. I decided to do some research to see if there was a company out there that had already built what I was needing. I came across Swenson Shear and found the SnapTable. I couldn’t believe this thing actually existed as it was exactly what I was hoping to find. After checking out the videos of it’s operation online and doing a little research, I decided to purchase one for my company. I had high expectations for the SnapTable and was eager to start using it.
The SnapTable will address all the issues that contractors commonly face when prepping a metal roof panel for installation. In my experience many contractors have difficulty properly hemming panels and keeping them straight (especially in the valleys). In addition, prepping the panels by hand is time consuming and difficult. The SnapTable allows you to clip the ribs, slit the panel, and hem the edge much, MUCH quicker and more accurately than traditional methods.
The difference in using the SnapTable for metal roofing over traditional methods is like traveling with a car instead of a horse. The two methods aren't even in the same category. On a recent project we completed, over 300 panels were needed and almost every one required either a hip cut or valley cut or both. Not to mention, the panels were 24 gauge steel. The idea of hand cutting and hemming all those panels is mind numbing. The SnapTable allowed us to prep our panels faster and more accurately than would be possible without it.
Watch the videos online, crunch your numbers, this table works exactly like you think it will, probably better. The table is built very well and is incredibly strong. The notchers will spit out a 1.5’’ 24 gauge rib like its nothing. On a recent 9,800 sq ft job we completed, I am confident that we covered more than half the cost of our SnapTable with savings in labor alone.
Bottom line is that purchasing a SnapTable will allow your company to do higher quality work and do it faster than you ever thought possible. It is a must have for any contractor serious about installing high quality metal roofing and will give you the edge you need to separate yourself from the pack.”
-Mark Young, President of Prime Roofing
Since its integration into the Ford Foundation, Time Life Building, and the US SteelTower in the 1960's, the utilization of Cor-Ten Steel has flourished in metal construction. Uses of this combination of alloys include roofing, facades, fencing and front gates, planters, fountains, and numerous works of art. As it has grown in popularity, installation and preparation of the hardened metal has presented its challenges.
In 2014 the SnapTableHD has been delivered to two metal roofing firms specified for Cor-Ten Panel, with the first project between national parks near Salina, Utah; utilizing 1 ¾ in Snaplock panels. TheSnapTableHD saved the four man crew a total of 8 days of labor on the home. This is the first in what will be a long line of new Cor-Ten endeavors with the SnapTableHD as the ideal tool for Cor-Ten roofing and siding jobsites. I encourage you to follow our Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest pages to see other amazing and innovative uses of Cor-Ten Steel!
Contractor: Town and Country Roofing and Solar
Location: Discovery Bay, CA
Profile: 1 ½” cliplock
Color: Weathered Zinc
Size: Approx. 5 sq.
“The Snap Table increased our valley production three fold.”
“It was nice to have a perfect valley bend that was longer than our 24" folding tools and not having to use our wuku benders.”
Residential Roofing, Spring of 2016.
Residential Roofing LLC.
187 Norris Court South
Billings, MT 59105