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O P E R A T I N G I N S T R U C T I O N S

MASTER

TWISTER

66 CLOUGH ROAD, HULL HU5 1SR • TEL: 01482 345067 • FAX: 01482 441141 Issue 1 www.metal-craft.co.uk
email: info@jandcrwood.co.uk • www.metal-craft.co.uk 19/05/06
Copyright of J&CR Wood 1994. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced by whatever means without prior written permission of J&CR Wood.
Please keep these instructions in a safe place
M A S T E R for any future reference to the parts INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRODUCING
diagrams.
IMPORTANT - Ensure all moving parts are
D E C O R AT I V E ‘ B A S K E T S ’
regularly lubricated and all bolts kept
tightened.
TWISTER 1
Ornamental ‘baskets’make attractive features to incorporate
1 into the vertical members of gates, fences and furniture.
Welding equipment is necessary for the ‘basket’ making
process.

Recommended
Main Bar Basket Length of Basket

“Y”

12mm x 12mm = 4 @ 6mm x 6mm 125mm


16mm x 16mm = 4 @ 8mm x 8mm 165mm

Fit together Fix to bench Set length of Twist ‘L’

2 Set height of the support screw for


repeated twists
Cut bar to length according to table Y and weld each set of four bars together. It is
important to note that only High Quality Hot Rolled Mild Steel of exact square dimension
be used, and that the bars are welded in a true square formation.

3 Clamp steel

There are two sizes of Material Location Collars to accomodate 4 x 6mm (12mm sq.) or 4 x 8mm
(16mm sq.) clusters.

4 Twist

Place the welded bars into the appropriate size Material Location Collars.

4 5

Turn handles approx. 2 turns clockwise. Note: Turn handles a similar number of times
The recommended number of twists are for anticlockwise. Ensure ends of twisted bar
guidance only square up as shown in Fig. A.
CAPACITIES
MAX. SIZE METAL LENGTH
MIN. MAX.

MASTER 25mm x 10mm 16mm x 16mm 45mm 980mm


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NOTE:
1) These sizes are for Hot Rolled Black Mild Steel Bar & Annealed Bright Mild Before releasing the
Steel Bar. ‘basket’ ensure that both
ends of the twisted bar
2) Working beyond the capacities stated above or with
square up with each other.
materials of greater strength or hardness will reduce the operational life of Slide carriage back to release the ‘basket’.
(Fig A).
the machine.

DUE TO A POLICY OF CONTINUAL DEVELOPMENT & IMPROVEMENT THE COMPANY IMPORTANT NOTE:
RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MODIFY METALCRAFT TOOLS WITHOUT PRIOR NOTIFICATION. Due to the fluctuations in the temper of steel along its length,
no guarantee can be given as to the consistent forming of the ‘basket’
shape.