Purpose: Sheet metal punching is a manufacturing process which uses mechanical force to drive a “punch” through a workpiece into a “die”, shearing the material to form a variety of shapes. This process is identical to the common office hole punch used to form holes in paper for binding purposes. Sheet metal punches are composed of two primary components; the “punch” and the “die”. The punch is the protruding male shape that forces the workpiece into the corresponding female shape, the die. This particular machine is equipped with an adjustable 18-station turret that allows the user to produce 18 different diameters of holes. After the user selects and adjusts the turret for the desired punch and die, material is placed in between the two at the desired hole location. Next, the user pulls the long green lever which forces the punch through the material and into the die, thus forming a hole.
- Die Diameter Range: .125”-1.5”
- Maximum Material Thickness: .063”
- Accessories: Equipped with an adjustable 18-station turret
- Model: 18-A