Michael Posted January 25, 2010 Share Posted January 25, 2010 Over the weekend took my cutting plate, normally loosely secured in the pritchel hole with a bolt and bent it into a real saddle that sits over the anvil face. Prior attempts to bend the U shape with a 3 lb hammer got me a slight bend before the metal cooled in the vise, just enough to keep the plate from lying flat. This time I pulled out the 8 lb sledge, choked up on the handle and wailed on the hot plate in the post vise. Very persuasive! Carefully marked the second bend with the center punch on each edge of the plate, about 1/2 the plate thickness from the anvil edge and wailed on it again with the sledge. Couple of taps with my now favorite persuader to get a snugish loose fit over the anvil and its done. I think I might just drill a punching hole that corresponds with the pritchel hole, I've been punching a lot of holes lately. Sometimes the solution really is a bigger hammer! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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