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    Post straightening machine - GIF

    Post straightening machine.



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    Sweet! I’d love to get a look at the dies inside. Is this a homemade tool?

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    I've pretzeled my share of those Once as a teen I was dragging a pair of 14 ft grain drills side by side on a spreader bar. Got too close to a fence we had only recently put up and ripped down about 300 feet before I noticed it. My grandpa was not impressed and neither was I when I had to straighten the T post and restring the 5 strand by myself.
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    Another good Aussie invention...
    poststraightener.com.au
    They come to you, $2.50 per post (new up to $5-7)
    Read the site, very inspiring! Cheers
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    Wow great! Home built? If you built from scratch how about some drawings. I've got about 2 miles of t-posts that seem to always need a little tlc from time to time. Looks really fast.

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    Mate, I did not build it, just recognised the Ute, trailer and his boots as Aussie, then looked up his site. Read his site FAQ and you'll understand further, cheers.
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    Brilliant and nicely thought out business plan!!
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    Patent application for a post straightener, from Tractor Supply: https://patentimages.storage.googlea...60290004A1.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Patent application for a post straightener, from Tractor Supply: https://patentimages.storage.googlea...60290004A1.pdf
    Interesting, it looks like an old tie-rod adjusting tool and probably where they got the idea from. Had both types with a handle and square drive for a ratchet. This will still need some type of vice to hold the post for eyeballing straight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Radioman View Post
    Is this a homemade tool?
    This is often an interesting question. Homemade tools sometimes follow a trajectory via which they end up as mainstream tools. My guess is that this one started out as homemade, then turned semi-pro.

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