Our Ring and Hoop Presses from Wubbers are crafted from high-quality steel and do not have to be used in a hydraulic press. This two-part die features an outer sleeve that can be used to quickly form square or round patterned rings and hoops from wire of any type or as small as 13mm (1/2″) inside diameter to as large as 36mm (1-3/8″) outside diameter.
To use, simply take a piece of wire, connect the ends, use a mandrel to shape it, and place it in the bottom die while it’s in the outer sleeve. Then, place the top die over the ring and hit it with a hammer. The top and bottom inner dies have a pin that fits into a groove on the outer sleeve to ensure a perfect match.
Our Ring and Hoop Presses can create textured rings and hoops on all wire types using a weighted rawhide mallet or any other mallet. They are easy to operate and can make square or round hoops/rings. They make patterned rings/hoops from 1/2″ ID to 1-3/8″ OD.
You can choose your preferred style from the drop-down menu, and each style is sold separately. Please note that while a hydraulic press can be used, our video tutorial shows how to use the Ring and Hoop Press without one.