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Reference charts may help you find what you’re looking for. If you have technical questions about hand tools or larger equipment, you’re welcome to start a live chat by clicking the blue chat box at the bottom of your browser window. The chat room is commonly available Monday through Friday from 8:00AM to 5:00PM CST. If the chat happens to be closed, you can leave us a message and we will respond as soon as we’re back online.

Resources

Determining Tonnage

Determining Tonnage
These reference charts will help you determine the required tonnage for a range of hole sizes through different material thicknesses.

Punch or Press

Punch or Press
The following information will assist in determining which capacity tool will work best for your application.

Die Clearance

Die Clearance
The clearance on the die will affect the end result of the punching application; this will help determine if a special clearance is needed.

Shears

Shears
Adding shear to a punch could help make the punching application easier; this information explains when adding shear is necessary.

Roll Charts

Roll Charts
These reference charts show examples and roll descriptions for our current beading and crimping tools.

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