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Swaging Block - Steel - Tube
A versatile block made of fine, hardened steel. For bending and shaping creative forms on small lengths or sheet, wire, tubes and rods. Rectangle, half-round and V-shaped grooves and a number of flat surfaces make this a very handy tool on the jewelers work bench.
Our Swage Block is specifically designed for forming metals. The V-grove not only is great for bending wire and sheet in unique ways, but it also allows you to hammer on the tubing with out smashing it. Gently rotate your tube while hammering to make sure you form it evenly. This block also makes holding tubing during cutting very easy.
The various shapes on the Swage Block allow you to hold, support or back up your metal for further shaping. Operations performed on a swage block include but are not limited to bending, cutting, punching and forming. Annealing your metal is recommended when working with heavier gauges.