Noel, To keep the ring from moving while sizing, hold the top of the
ring tightly in one hand while you roll the die across the back of
the shank with the other hand. Use gentle pressure and roll across
the ring. Then tighten a little more and roll across the shank
again. Check your size often so that you do not over size it.
Trying to tighten the die too much will cause the die to dig in the
shank and it will slide around the center roller. Remember this
tool is not intended to stretch a ring up 3 or 4 sizes. Depending
on the shank’s thickness it can stretch rings up a quarter size to
one size. It is also useful to even out an old shank while sizing
up, by rolling down any high spots. It will also make an easy job
of making square wire into half-round.
Brad SimonDr. E. Hanuman Aspler
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