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Product Insight: Coil Dispenser™

Our first product insight introduced the TrimCutter™ followed by the MultiGauge™. Today, our product insight will focus on another key brake accessory, the Coil Dispenser™. What makes the Coil Dispenser™ great is that it saves you time and money by taking the trim coil,” From the box to the brake”, while minimizing the chance of damage. It also places the coil at a “working height”, reducing stress on your back and from bending over multiple times.
Why use this tool? Simply ask yourself how much of your coil is damaged by rolling it out on the jobsite (lawn or on boxes) or simply pulling it out of the box, then place a dollar amount on that damaged coil and if you had a way to avoid that damage, how fast would a Coil Dispenser™ pay for itself? Most contractors find that if they avoid damaging just a few rolls of coil, the Coil Dispenser™ has paid for itself.
How easy is it to use? Simply remove the center axle and load the coil from the box. (Note: Some coils have a 90-degree lead edge…
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Made in the USA

Van Mark, founded in 1964, have always both manufactured and assembled tools in the USA. This both supports US jobs and keeps our raw material dollars in the US Economy which we feel is the right thing to do for our country. This also allows us to achieve higher quality standards for all our products.
Sometimes it is not always clear where a product is produced even if it is labeled “Made in the USA”. Some are only assembled in the USA which is why we take such pride in both manufacturing and assembling all our products in the USA.

Van Mark has been producing American made products such as brakes, brake accessories, saw tables, slitters, utility tools, and gutter hood installation tools and hardware. Our customers can count on top-quality products, exceptional customer service, and swift reliable shipments of our products. For more information about our American made products, visit our websitewww.van-mark.com. Follow us on oursocial mediafor more information and blog posts.

Product Insight: Multi Gauge™

Following our last blog, we introduced our most essential and popular brake accessory, the TrimCutter™. Our next product insight is about another brake accessory that pairs well with the TrimCutter™, the Multi Gauge™.
This brake accessory features an angle guide that assists with determining the angle of the material being bent, and the TrimCutter™ cut-off point. The Multi Gauge™, which is packaged in a set of two, easily positions on any of our cam-locking brakes as well as our Coil Dispenser™.
How do I use the Multi Gauge™? Insert your material into your brake. Position the two Multi Gauge™ tools at each end of the material. Bend the material to the desired angle, using the Multi Gauge™ to assist. To utilize the Multi Gauge™ for the cut point of the TrimCutter™, simply mark your material as needed, then align the lead edge of the Multi Gauge™ to your marks. The TrimCutter™ knives will cut at this point which is 1 ½” from the lead edge of the brakes stainless steel strip. The Multi G…

Product Insight: TrimCutter™

Today, we are going to review one of Van Mark’s most essential and popular brake accessories, the TrimCutter™. When cutting with a utility knife, you potentially run the risk of damaging your brake when cutting material. Using a utility knife leaves a rough burr edge on your material. When bending material on our cam-locking brakes, the TrimCutter™ is a vital tool in cutting the material on the brake or Coil Dispenser™.
What material can the TrimCutter™ cut through? The TrimCutter™ cuts through galvanized steel, copper, zinc, vinyl, and heavy aluminum, basically anything that the brake can bend, the TrimCutter™ can cut. Best of all, the TrimCutter™ leaves a clean burr-free factory edge every time.
How easy is it to cut material with the TrimCutter™? Thanks to the unique 4-point track bearing system, combined with the low-profile grip, the TrimCutter™ gives you great control over cutting and averts the cutter riding off the brake or Coil Dispenser™.


The TrimCutter™ is an indispensable t…

Research and Development at Van Mark Products

At Van Mark Products, we strive to innovate our products and bring our customers the highest quality equipment on the market. We are continuously looking for ways to improve and help our customers with the challenges they face. Our Research and Development team is made up of various members dedicated to producing results. We use a variety of techniques to design, engineer, and manufacture inventive products.
The concepts for our ideas are welcomed to come from many different outlets. Van Mark has valued Technical and Customer Service teams. These groups document any issues or suggestions that come directly from our customers. In addition, we encourage our staff to provide their own feedback to areas of improvement. We have valued team members, many of which have been with the company for 25 years and counting. This invaluable expertise has provided us with many notions that have made it all the way through to production. The Van Mark Products team is always open and available to discus…

Year End Potential Tax Savings

As we get closer and closer to the end of 2016 and the holiday season begins, potential tax savings for your business are sometimes overlooked. Depending on a company’s profit picture as year end approaches purchasing capital equipment may be an avenue for some potential tax savings. Any business considering this should consult their tax preparer for how this would affect their individual needs and situation.

Van Mark typically sees a surge of purchases by our distributors of our most commonly sold brakes and many additional accessories to compliment these brakes. The Mark II TrimMaster 10’ 6” brake is the bestselling brake for residential siding, windows and roofing needs. The most common stands and accessories purchased this time of year are the Model USA1EZ UniStand, The Model 3017 TrimCutter, the Model 3015 TrimFormer and the Model CD24 CoilDispenser.

For our distributors who deal in Metal Roofing the Industrial MetalMaster 20EZ Model IM1055 is the most popular brake. This brake…

Introducing the new Van Mark Gutter Hood Clip

Welcome to the Van Mark Blog! In these blog posts, we will talk about our products, their use in the industry, tips, and maintenance. For our inaugural first post, we have some exciting news! Introducing the new Van Mark Gutter Hood Clips!


At about half the cost of Van Marks Gutter Hood Bracket the clip is easy to install and holds the nose of the domed gutter hood in place for optimum flow of water into the gutter and to allow the least amount of debris into the gutter. The Clip simply hooks under the front lip of any “K” Style gutter and rotates into the perfect position for the gutter hood to be installed with a cover (zip) screw.

The Van Mark Trim-A-Gutter™ forming tool forms industry standard 4’ lengths of custom “domed” gutter hood. Unlike the pre-formed “one size fits all” hood systems the Trim-A-Gutter™ system allows the contractor to decide what hood configuration best fits the jobs needs and custom form the hood to fit those needs. Van Mark does recognize that each gutter m…