How Channellock Tools are Made

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This is one of the many Die Forge tools used to manufacture Channel lock Tools.  As opposed to Drop Forged, Die Forging does a much better job making a stronger, precise tool.  When this thing is pounding away, and the operator is inserting red hot steel into the dies, the earth literally shakes under your feet.  The feeling in your chest as the impact occurs is downright spiritual!   Safety is of prime concern for the operators of such huge machines.  Devices insure that injuries do not occur although there is no substitute for paying attention.  Here individual halves of Channellock #357 end cutters are being made.   Just a short amount of forgings ready to go on to the next process of turning these into tools.  Despite the fact that there are only three steel parts to this end cutter, the amount of steps to craft the finish product is...