Steel T post straightener

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Steel T post straightener

Postby Eugene » Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:50 pm

Ideas wanted for a jig to straighten fencing T posts.

Have a hydraulic press, lots of scrap steel, and quite a few posts that need to be straightened.
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Re: Steel T post straightener

Postby Bob McCarty » Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:05 pm

Have you tried putting the t post in a hitch receiver and pulling up or pushing down? T posts bend pretty easy.
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Re: Steel T post straightener

Postby Shane N. » Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:16 pm

Bob McCarty wrote:Have you tried putting the t post in a hitch receiver and pulling up or pushing down? T posts bend pretty easy.

You can do this and also slide a pipe over them for more leverage if needed.
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Re: Steel T post straightener

Postby Don McCombs » Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:21 pm

I’ve straightened them in a press. But, I think Bob’s idea is better.
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Re: Steel T post straightener

Postby Eugene » Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:37 pm

Bob McCarty wrote:Have you tried putting the t post in a hitch receiver and pulling up or pushing down? T posts bend pretty easy.
Good idea. I have a hitch receiver on one of the welding benches. Will try a T post to see if I have enough length under the bench for most of the post.

Problem is, most of my posts get bent just above the blade and some are bent sideways. Darn livestock.

Good idea.
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Re: Steel T post straightener

Postby Eugene » Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:25 pm

Welded a 2" receiver under the welding bench.

Used 3/4" square stock (2 ea.), and 1/2" square stock (2 ea.) to make spacers to slide in along side the T post to keep it from rolling in the receiver hitch. Welded a tab protruding over only one side of each spacer so that I could pull the spacers out.

Works pretty good, specially on T posts with twists.
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