Item #: NSSCDK
The North Star Solid Coil die set is intended for use with any 6" North Star Big Blue extruder. This set of three dies can make three different thicknesses of coils. The kit includes the following three dies:
981A - 1.75" solid coil die
981B - 1.25" solid coil die
981C - 0.75" solid coil die
North Star part # 981
About North Star Extruder dies:
The North Star Big Blue 6" extruder dies are made from 3/4" thick HDPE Polyethylene Plastic, which means that it won’t rust or oxidize over time. They have been cut to perfection on a CNC mill. These wear-resistant and completely non-contaminating dies will be a great addition to your studio or classroom -- each die cavity is beveled to compact the clay as it passes through, delivering a crisper, more solid extrusion. In the North Star hollow dies, there is a bevel on both the interior and exterior portions under each side of the bracket (which holds the center part of the hollow dies) that helps the extrusion to ‘heal’ after it has been cut apart by the bracket. This bracket fits into a slot machined at the top of each hollow die, and is held in place by the barrel of the extruder. If a hollow die is mounted in place, the center part of the die is in exactly the right place and the wall thickness will automatically be even the whole way around. In general, the walls of extrusions 3.5" OD or less are ¼" thick, while larger pieces have 5/16" walls.