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I know this was intended for David, but I have used this tool to close mainspring barrels as well. I just select the die that you use for the bezel for the top and bottom, which are dished out allowing clearance for the mainspring arbor.

David probably does something that makes more sense than what I’m doing. I’ve seen the mainspring closing tools, but they are so pricey for being cheap looking plastic that I just wanted to use what I had and save the money. I did buy several additional die sets, so I have duplicates dies.

Anyway, that is what I do…