Then they are brought out of the fire, put in a swage, end to end, and struck on the ends with a sledge hammer.
Place the swage on the metal and have the helper strike the swage.
Spring set is given either by bending, or by hammer blows, and swage set either by blows or by compression.
The first operation is to swage down one end, as at a in Fig. 2945.
This is too fragile to bear the action of the opposite steel dies of the swage above described.
The bolster is formed with the aid of a die and swage called “prints,” and the tang is drawn out.
The fuller is essentially a spreading tool, while the swage may be termed essentially a shaping one.
Fig. 2864 represents a swage block mounted on bearers, so that it may be revolved to bring the necessary cavity uppermost.
The shank and tang are now heated, and a proper form given to them by means of a die and swage.
The object of having two hammers is that one may be used for the upsetting of the blank and the other for the swage.
"to shape or bend by use of a tool," 1831, from swage (n.), the name of the tool for bending or shaping cold metal (1812), from Old French souage.