5 Tips to Extend the Life of Your Saw Blade

Posted by Scotchman Industries on Jun 29, 2018 8:00:00 AM

A properly maintained cold saw blade should last a long time, even with extensive use. Circular cold saw blades can endure as many as 800 to 1,000 cuts before needing to be sharpened, and they can be sharpened up to 30 or 40 times during the lifespan of the blade.

Here are five tips to remember to get the most life out of your saw blade.

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Topics: Tooling, Customer service, Blades, Cold saw

Custom Tooling: Punches & Dies

Posted by Scotchman Industries on Apr 26, 2018 12:00:00 PM

 

When a fabricator purchases an ironworker they are purchasing the swiss army knife of the metal fabricating world. Our Hydraulic Ironworkers have multiple standard options for each built-in work station, not to mention the multitude of options for customized tooling within each station.


The punch station is no exception, the possibilities are endless when working with our team of qualified engineers. Over the years, Scotchman's team of engineers have designed and manufactured thousands of special sizes and shapes of punches and dies for unique applications.

 

The Benefits of Custom Tooling

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

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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