View Full Version : Hex hole draw plate found the site!

08-04-2006, 12:07 PM
Can't seem to locate the thread it was asked in so here is a site that hex hole draw plates. There are in mm but they also have a lot of other widgets prices are bad.I have never dealt with them.

08-04-2006, 03:42 PM
How/why do you use/need those?

08-04-2006, 04:03 PM
they are used in making wire/shapes smaller in dia or in shaped wire smaller. Mostly for jewelry work but model makers and other that need a non standard size.You use them with draw tongs and a vise if you don't have a draw bench.
The link is for an instruction sheet for a draw plate.
this link is for the complete line from this jewelry supplier.:D

08-04-2006, 04:05 PM
I think someone had inquired about a source for very small hex stock for making suitably proportioned small hex bolts/nuts for model making.

...that's what I think

08-04-2006, 04:14 PM
your right but I was unable to find the thread that it was in.:D

08-04-2006, 04:21 PM
Yeah, I just spent the last several minutes trying to find it too. No luck.

I think it was a question embedded in some other topic.

08-04-2006, 05:07 PM
It doesn't mention the material the drawing die is made from. Unless it is hardened steel alloy they aren't much use except for silver and gold.

08-04-2006, 05:41 PM
Did anybody notice that they sell Flitz in 32 ounce cans? I've never seen that before.


08-04-2006, 06:42 PM
"Did anybody notice that they sell Flitz in 32 ounce cans? I've never seen that before."

They sell a lot of really nifty stuff. I particularly like the 100 count boxes of X-Acto blades and jeweler's saw blades by the gross. I go through an awful lot of those.


08-05-2006, 06:21 AM
The best ones, though expensive, that I know of are made by:

08-05-2006, 11:06 AM
The thread was in asking for metal suppliers, someone was looking for small hex in stainless, I mentioned a supplier with 12L14 and suggested drawing down some stock SS to the size needed:


I could have sworn that I'd posted a link to a hex die supplier, but I guess not. Most of the dies I've seen are metric so you'd have to approximate the 7/64 wanted with a 2.8mm hex. As someone else mentioned most of the dies out there are for the jewelry trade and wouldn't do well with pulling mild steel, much less 303 SS. But then it wouldn't have to last too long to make a lifetime's supply...