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XL Twister c/w Basket Maker


Product Code: MC009X

This variant of our XL Twister has the same basic specification of our MC009 XL Twisting Tool when it comes to twisting steel bar. However, it is also supplied with an incredibly clever piece of kit that allows bulbous decorative baskets to be made from a cluster of four square or round bar welded at each end. These look great in stylish gate, fence and other wrought iron projects.

Our video clip shows how this clever attachment is used to twist and then counter twist and compress the welded bar cluster into a beautiful looking basket in one of two sizes. When added to the basic twisting capability it makes this an incredibly versatile ornamental iron machine.

Dimensions: 140mm W x 1240mm L x 690mm Handle length (extendable upto 900mm)

Max Working Capacity*

40mm x 8mm (flat strip)

16mm (square bar)

Twist Length**

Min 2.6" (60mm)

Max 42.1" (1070mm)

Produces stylish bulbous decorative baskets to fit 12mm and 16mm bars.
16mm (4 x 8mm x 8mm) - Basket length 175mm

12mm (4 x 6mm x 6mm) - Basket length 135mm

** Longer twists can be achieved with care by moving twisted sections through the machine and then twisting the next section

Tools are supplied complete whith operating instructions and spare parts list.

Please note: The maximum working capacity is for Hot Rolled Mild Steel Bar and Annealed Bright Mild Steel Bar. Working beyond these limits or with material of greater hardness may reduce the operational life of the machines.

Operations and Features
  • Straight forward to fit
  • Increases the capability of the MC009 XL Twister
  • Easy to use and produce stylish looking baskets as features for many projects

Tool still operates as the MC009 XL Twister but fitted with these special collars for holding and forming baskets out of pre-welded square or round bar clusters (two sizes).

By twisting the cluster in one direction and back the other way against a stop plate, the cluster open out into a bulbous basket.

The power thread can be employed to make the basket even more bulbous if required.