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What is this tool?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Pookster, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. Pookster

    Pookster 1/2 ton status

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    i know its probably in the wrong section, but I was curious as to its general nature.

    I got one of these [​IMG]

    its a metal punch, I know that much- But the one I got has a die already, but its in a 90* shape.

    What does one do with a 90 degree notch?
     
  2. goldwing2000

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    You make 90°+ angles in sheet metal. :D
     
  3. Pookster

    Pookster 1/2 ton status

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    ah ha!

    yeah, I guess it would work for that as well!

    but it looks like it is used for angle iron to make 90% bends!
     
  4. goldwing2000

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    If it's beefy enough to munch through angle, then you can use it for that, too.

    The only limits are your imagination and the strength of the machine. :waytogo:
     
  5. diesel4me

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    Metal punch press?..

    Last time I saw or used one of those was in vocational school!..works much better and faster than a drill press in mild steel...we used to punch out 3/8" holes in 1/4" plate, and keep all the "slugs"..they made excellent ammo for a wrist rocket slingshot!..yours must have been set up to make 90 degree brackets for something??..

    You can use that to make washers too,with the right punches and dies..

    I almost bought a similar thing,an Arbor press,at a machine shop close out sale,for 75 bucks..but it was a tad too small to use on u-joints,and was only rated for 1-1/2 tons,so I passed on it..:crazy:
     
  6. Pookster

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    it acutally die in it is for cutting 90 degree notches out. So far online, I have found a few good dies out there including a metal break.

    I got this one from a buddy- it has to be at least 50 years old! but it works in mint condition, and the company, still makes it!

    Supposedly its a 5 ton unit. Scary!
     

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