Punch and die for a small arbor press
Largest Manufacturing Technology
Community On The Web
Close
Login to Your Account

Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    NJ USA
    Posts
    31
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    2

    Default Punch and die for a small arbor press

    I just acquired a Dake 1 Ton arbor press that had been configured for (I think) punching small holes. As the photos show, there is a punch holder and a custom-made die plate fastened to the frame, replacing the bolster.





    It hadn't occurred to me to use an arbor press for this purpose, but I can see where I might want to do this every now and then. Can anyone tell me a source for these parts? The punch holder has a 1/2" shaft that affixes to the ram, and the plate has a 1 1/8" hole that I presume held a collared die.

    Also, is there a place where I might find a new bolster, or should I just plan on making one myself?

    Thanks,
    Dorsey

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Geneva Illinois USA
    Posts
    3,267
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    1143
    Likes (Received)
    1054

    Default

    Make it yourself.

    This is a very common practice with arbor presses, either boring a hole in the ram for a punch or punch holder and fastening a die holder to the base. Also very common is to mount a die set where the leader pins give more control of the punch. The biggest problem with most arbor presses is that there is so much slop that without a die shoe, controlling the die clearance is very difficult.

    Yours has been fitted with a stroke stop on the ram, also common for this application.

    Particularly common for short run shops and model shops.

    Tom

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Norfolk, UK
    Posts
    13,993
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    8633
    Likes (Received)
    8485

    Default

    X 2 on common pratice - I've made a lot of $$ with simple dies and punches on my old arbor press.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    uk
    Posts
    10,027
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    2221
    Likes (Received)
    3881

    Default

    Another great use for them is stamping parts with numbers, can go really quick.


Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •