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Finishing Press - an old (but revised) standard....

Finishing PressWood is good ... but not for screws.

Wood warps, swells and chips. On muggy days wood threads can be sluggish  and sticky as they expand with increases in humidity..  Overtime they can warp and jam.  On any day the threads of a wood screw can easily chip or shear. When a screw is tightened, the threads are stressed parallel to the grain of the wood, the direction in which wood is most readily sheared.  An examination of old wood screw presses will show that thread failure is probable and likely. 

A better option...

Our finishing presses are equipped with screws and nuts  made from Acetal (also known under the brand name Delrin), an engineering grade (anything but cheap) plastic.  With strength comparable to metal and a coefficient of friction that ensures smooth operation, our acetal screws will outperform and outlast wood screws.

Specifications

Materials
  • Jaws, handles - hard maple
  • Screws and fittings - acetal
 
Dimensions
  • Small press- 17"l x 4 3/4"h x 3 1/2"d with 13" between screws
  • Large  press-  23 3/4"l x 5 3/4"h x 3 1/2"d  with 17" between screws

 

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