jlpservicesinc Posted June 5, 2021 Share Posted June 5, 2021 So over 30 years ago I spotted this machine in a magazine and was thrilled to see it in there.. Once in 30 years have I seen 1 until I found this unit on FB market place for 500.00.. I knew something was wrong as it was cut in half.. Turns out the guy passed away but used it for making twists in 1/2" square stock pickets.. He did some things that I would never think of like cutting it in half to gain length ( I would have just made a new extension) and welding via arc welding a socket inside the die holder. Nearly every part of it is cast iron.. Even the die holder.. Would have been easy to make one correctly to fit it and the stock.. So everything freed up nicely and Wiley and Russell make really nice gear.. Their mandrel cones are some of the most sought after.. Both the 1 piece and especially the 2 piece design. Sadly their production of blacksmithing oriented items was fairly short lived as the company was bought and absorbed by Greenfield tap and die and stopped producing the blacksmithing items about 1912 or so.. I might be off the date.. Been a long day. They made very high quality items.. At least all the ones I have seen. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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