Swage Blocks are an essential tool in the construction industry. They are used to hold pieces of metal or other materials while they are being cut, bent, or shaped. They are used in a variety of industrial applications, most commonly in the manufacturing of metal parts. They have a V-shaped cross-section and are often used to cut metal pieces that need to be shaped, such as pipe sections, tubing, and railings. The blocks are held together with a bolt that passes through the center of the V. When the bolt is tightened, the V cuts into the metal. Swage blocks can be made from a variety of materials, but the most common are steel and aluminum.
Unfortunately, Swage Blocks can can cause injuries if they are not used properly. They can easily slip out of the hand and cause severe cuts or fractures if they hit someone in the wrong place.
One common type of injury is hand entrapment. When the block is inserted into the hole, the user’s hand can become trapped between the block and the part it is being inserted into. This can lead to cuts and other serious injuries. In order to avoid this , it is important to use caution when inserting swage blocks and to wear appropriate safety gear.