This new sheet metal tool bends a joint similar to a snap lock. It is portable and weighs only 35 pounds. The tool bends a joint 21 inches long in two steps. For fast operation of the tool a cordless impact works best, according to the company. The company also sells a kit in which you can bend your own transitions and custom sheet metal work. It includes two folding bars with 24-inch cap, a bending tool with a 33-inch cap and a custom wood box to safely store tools in a contractor’s van. Tool demonstrations can be found at the manufacturer’s Web site.

Quicklock, 8445 S. 68th St., Franklin, WI 53132; (414) 425-8470; .