The High-production base features a large well in the base to allow for cut blanks to fall out of the bottom of the assembly.
NOTE: This High-production Die Shoe base is more delicate than the Standard Die Shoe base and is more prone to damage when over-pressed. Please read ALL instructions before use to learn how to avoid over-pressing. The max gauge for use with the High-production Die Shoe that we recommend is 16 gauge.
Standard Die Shoe OR High-production Die Shoe REQUIRED FOR ALL FSS DIE SETS (available separately)! Base is interchangeable with different FSS Die Sets.
Interchangeable FSS High-production Die Shoe Includes:
- Base with two sizes of pins to maintain correct indexing and assembly and large center hole to assist with metal alignment and for collecting and removing cut blanks.
- Aluminum Pusher Plate with two oversized holes
- Two springs to place between the top and bottom of the Die Sets (Die Sets available separately)
Kevin Potter designed this first-of-its-kind tool in 2015 with the goal to bridge the gap between an inexpensive pancake die and a $2000 tool-steel die set, commonly used in industrial die striking. This new method, invented by Kevin, allows us to produce a die set for under $100, making it affordable to artists who need more production capacity than what a pancake die affords them. The FSS (Fast Stamping System) helps speed up small-scale production of metal blanks, as well as accommodate a wider range of metal gauges than pancake dies. And, it's able to be re-sharpened, if/when needed! The FSS (Fast Stamping System) is a precision tool, and must be treated as such, or you may damage it. Please read the instructions fully before use.