The Bailey Standard 9 Clay Extruder is designed to extrude medium to large sized clay forms up to 8” across. The barrel is permanently welded to the drive frame and cannot be changed. It is made of mild steel and should be cleaned and dried when not in use to minimize rust. The Plunger Arm assembly features an extra long handle and movable shackle for the best leverage while extruding. The Bailey Standard 9 Clay Extruder comes with wall mounting hardware, (1) 8” Clover die, (2) 11” x 13” Birch blank die plates, (1) 5” x 6” coil die and the Die Adapter.
Each 9" barrel comes with a stainless steel center die support. The support consists of a stainless steel pipe which spans horizontally inside the bottom of the 5" plunging section of the barrel. An eyebolt hangs from the center of the pipe and extends through a hole in the birch die in the center. Then a washer and wing nut is attached underneath the die. Two small stainless bolts (located either side of the 5" barrel) are tightened inward so they extend into the hollow of the stainless pipe and keep it in place. This stainless support prevents the center of the birch die from bending and breaking due to pressures from the clay being forced down from the plunge section of the barrel. You still use the "C-clamps" at 4 points at the perimeter of the die to clamp the exterior wood to the steel expansion box. This hanger support is only used with 6" and 8" large tubes. When it isn't necessary, remove it from the barrel by withdrawing the two small bolts sufficiently to remove the stainless pipe.