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Squaring dies for press

Joshua States

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I have made a couple of different versions of these and my latest set is pretty versatile and works very well. So I thought i would share the design.

I start out with 1.5" square solid bars and some 1.5" angles to keep them oriented. The angle iron was thin, so I welded in some 1" rounds to support them.

I have the benefit of an automated stop system to keep them from compressing too far.


V2 1.5 inch.jpg


Then I made a top die with 1" square solid that will index into the 1.5" to make 1" squares.


V2 1 inch top.jpg


And a 3/4" top die that does the same.


V2 .75 inch top.jpg


Now I made an insert out of three pieces of 1/2" square that I can lay on the bottom die and make 1/2" square stock with either the 1" or 3/4" top die.


V2 .5 inch insert.jpg

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