Offset Dies vs. Standard Dies

Posted by Scotchman Industries on Apr 19, 2018 1:58:12 PM

 

 

The struggle is real when trying to use a standard punch and die set to punch a hole close to the web on a piece of angle iron, as it restricts just how close you can get to the edge. Punching close to the web shouldn't be a struggle. It's not when you use an offset die. By using an offset die you are able to get within 1/4" of the web.

 

Standard vs. Offset

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Topics: Ironworker, Tooling, Custom Tooling, Punches & Dies

How to Align an Ironworker Punch and Die

Posted by Scotchman Industries on Apr 13, 2018 9:49:29 AM

 

 

On a hydraulic ironworker, punching takes the place of drilling and is proven to be more efficient. Punching gives you the ability to produce holes of varying shapes and numerous sizes in a timely manner. In order for your ironworker punch station to be efficient in saving you time and money, the operator needs to know the proper ways to operate it.

One thing to remember is to NEVER punch material thicker than the diameter of your punch, doing so will increase the risk of your punch shattering and will put your operator in danger. This is just one thing to think about when using the punch.

 

How to Change a Punch and Die

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Topics: Ironworker, Tooling, Custom Tooling, Punches & Dies

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