The process is to insert a cone that both fits in the hole of the coin and under the ram of the ring stretcher/reducer machine. If the cone is too tall, simply go for a smaller cone and/or insert the coin into a larger reduction die therefore dropping the coin lower from the ram.
As the coin folds, use smaller dies and larger cones (and a spacer if needed) to finish the folding process. Be sure to anneal the coin as needed during the folding process.
The cone is made from a very durable and strong material, stronger than delrin yet softer than silver so it will not damage any detail to coins.
Here is a testimonial from a gentleman that tried out the stabilizer folding cones
“Hello Jason, I got the new delrin replacement tool yesterday and I spent several hours today using it – What a great idea! I am sure that this is going to become the new standard for making coin rings. I don’t know if you can patent it, but when this comes out I think you will be copied by all others who make tools.
No more slipping with the cone shape (but you still have to go slow to make sure the coin stays even). It also gives a more uniform shape as you work the press. I don’t know what it’s made out of but it seems to be super strong.
Thanks for letting me try it out and for the extra set of delrin balls. I will keep using it and let you know how it’s holding up. When you introduce it I will give you a thumbs up review! Thanks so much!….Gene.”
*NOTE: Nickels and other hard alloyed coins (brass is o.k.) should be started with a steel mandrel and then finish the folding process with the stabilizer mandrel.
*NOTE: To prolong the life of the cone, be sure to bevel and soften the edges of the hole in the coin just as you would for the delrin balls. With heavy use, this item can be considered to be a consumable.
*Coins not included*
*CAUTION! These are small components and can cause a choking hazard to children. Keep away from children*
For a full and detailed description on how to use these stabilizing folding cones, please refer to my manual which can be purchased here: https://jasons.works/product/coin-ring-tools-training-manual/