Free 173 Best Homemade Tools eBook:  
Remove advertisements
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Press forming a recessed plate for a Power disconnect switch plate.

  1. #1
    KustomsbyKent's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    South Dakota
    Thanked 76 Times in 48 Posts

    KustomsbyKent's Tools

    Press forming a recessed plate for a Power disconnect switch plate.

    The new power disconnect switch needed more room in the box for the electrical terminals, so I decided to press a new mounting plate that gave more room. Since it is a 1 time part, the tooling consisted of a piece of 2.5 square tubing and some 2" round shaft. After some hammering and trimming, that worked great. Then I made the final mounting arm for the power box with some bend tubing and gussets. Now it can be adjusted for position by loosening the lock bolts and rotating it as necessary.


  2. The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to KustomsbyKent For This Useful Post:

    Frank S (03-29-2018), Paul Jones (03-29-2018), PJs (03-29-2018), rlm98253 (03-29-2018), Seedtick (03-29-2018)

  3. #2
    Content Editor DIYer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Thanked 764 Times in 699 Posts

    Thanks KustomsbyKent! We've added your Recessed Plate Forming Tool to our Metalworking category,
    as well as to your builder page: KustomsbyKent's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:

    Post your reply!
    Join 33,912 of us and get our 173 Must Read Homemade Tools eBook free.

    173 Must Read Homemade Tools

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to DIYer For This Useful Post:

    KustomsbyKent (04-02-2018)

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts