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This rail warped when I did some welding after I unclamped it from the bench. I have used this method to straighten many things. I usually use a bottle jack, but at this shop they had a porta-power. I had to make a small adapter to keep the chain on top of the piston. The shop owner liked the idea, so I thought someone else might be able to use it as well. 


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I used the same technique to straighten one of the posts on my shop. It was damaged by a fork when loading or unloading and I didn't notice it till I laid it on the shop slab before putting the frame together. A little chain and a hydraulic jack straightened ad took the twist out of it. It took more time to set it up than true it up.


Frosty The Lucky.

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