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Old 05-10-2021, 05:29 PM
KenH KenH is offline
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: South Baldwin Co across the bay from Mobile, AL
Posts: 70
A possible problem with just the drop on die would be the billet being a tad "sticky" sometimes, more so with squaring dies and might lift die off bolts. UNDERSTAND!!! I do not have the experience to even comment on that, but that was one of the things I considered before making this quick change setup.

The Coal Iron press has replaceable threaded inserts in the press, so it's not a real concern about buggering up the threads. Just screw the inserts out (if not stuck and install new inserts.

Here are the widening/flat dies I just finished in the press. The welds are just tacked in at this point so they're really ugly! Not had a chance to use them yet, just finished now at 5:30pm.
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