What is a “swedged” mast?

Solid Signal’s SSMAST says that it has a “swedged” end. This is all well and good if you know what a “swedged” end is, but in case you don’t, I’m here with a simple explanation.

The end of the mast is pushed in just a little bit, like the image above, so that you can assemble multiple sections together securely. That’s all it means. It’s a lot cheaper to ship a mast in multiple sections than it is to ship a single 10 or 15 foot mast, so we give you the option of assembling it yourself.

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