An ideal tool to produce thousands of identically sized stars very quickly, FireSmith star plates are CAD designed and CNC machined from 6061 aluminum billet and are designed for years of use. Each plate is chemically blackened and surface hardened. This treatment creates an incredibly tough surface that holds up exceedingly well. It is much more durable than bare aluminum and is insanely resistant to scratching, galling and abrasion. Plus, the surface is "slippery", releases comp easier than bare aluminum and is also quicker to clean.
Each hole plate features important information permanently engraved into the surface. Star plate size, pin count and total surface area are easily visible. The pin plates are also receiving the same treatment. The logo is permanently engraved and serves a practical purpose as well. The circles are machined into the exact center of the plate. This creates a "bullseye" to help ensure that pressing forces are directed to the center of the plates, virtually eliminating damage and binding caused by pressing a star plate off center.
Hole plate 6" x 6" x 1.5" thick. Pin plate 6" x 6" x 1" thick.
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An easy to install and use time fuse punch retro-fit kit for the commonly available grommet presses that can be sourced on eBay for around $40 or so. These kits screw right into the existing press and can be installed in just a few minutes. Aluminum, steel and stainless construction, the punches knock a 1/8" dia slug out of the time fuse exactly 1/4" into the fuel grain. Photos show the retro-fit kit installed on a grommet press (not included).