Here’s the IMPROVED Universal Stainless Steel Starter Cone for Folding all Coin Rings!
Having the right tools and being able to prolong their work life is key, and this new stainless steel starter cone is designed to do just that!
This universal stainless steel starter cone has a revised lower profile, allowing for the clearance necessary to use on all ring sizing machines with low ram head clearances, especially when the “Stabilizing”/Reduction Dies are used to punch a center hole into a US Quarter, US Half Dollar, Morgan/Peace Dollar, or the American Silver Eagle coins, (see the photo below for reference.)
It’s designed to begin folding coins with 1/4” center-punched holes, all the way up to 5/8”+ center-punched holes.
The first initial fold produces the most wear and tear on your folding tools. By starting the fold with this tool, the folding cones and Delrin balls are not subjected to the sharp edge of the center-punched hole in the coin, therefore greatly reducing wear on your folding tools.
*USE THIS TOOL IF YOU’RE USING THE PLASTIC FOLDING CONES TO PROTECT THE SIDES FROM EVENTUAL WEAR-AND-TEAR*
* MY NEW FOLDING CONES ARE NOW MADE OUT OF WEAR-RESISTANT HARDENED STAINLESS STEEL… NO MORE GROOVED AND WORN-OUT CONES!
SEE THE NEW LISTING DESCRIPTION FOR THEM BELOW:
This starter cone also works great in conjunction with my 2 “Stabilizing”/Reduction Dies, as you have more stability during the first crucial press due to the coin being completely level and stabilized when folding over any US Quarter, US Half Dollar, Morgan/Peace Dollar, or the American Silver Eagle!
Begin with the starter cone and press it nearly all the way down, until the inner detail of the coin is ALMOST making contact with the sides of the starter cone. Just be sure not to press too far, as you could end up damaging the inner detail of the coin that you are working on. (The stabilizer folding cones are highly recommended for the folding process, due to their shape and improved strength over the Delrin bearing balls.)
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*** NOTE ***
Make sure that you bevel (ROUND OUT) the sharp 90° edges of the inside of the center-punched hole in your coin BEFORE using this tool, as doing so will also prolong the life of your folding tools. This is best accomplished with a deburring tool that can be purchased online.
Anneal (heat & then quench) the coin often to keep the metal in a softer state to prolong the wear life of your folding tools.
* It’s highly recommended when folding over coins made of Nickel and other tough alloyed coins that they be initially folded over with this starter cone and then completed with the folding cones.
(Coins, ring sizer machine, and reduction die pictured are not included and are used for reference only).
*** SAFETY FIRST ***
— CAUTION! This is a small part and can be considered a choking hazard. Please keep away from children and pets!
— Always wear safety glasses.
— Keep fingers, long hair, and loose clothing away from any pinch points or open flame.
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Thanks, and here’s to your coin ring-making success!