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Lighten Up with Two-Piece Punches

Loading planer machined tooling into the press brake can be heavy work. With a replaceable radius tip insert punch, tool weight is split between body and tip insert. Once you load the universal punch body, just slide in the lightweight radius tip insert. Need a different radius? Just change the tip insert again. Lighten your load, save on labor and tooling.

It’s as simple as 1 & 2

Tool changes are as simple as sliding out the old tip insert and replacing with the new. No adjustment required.

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Fully loaded replaceable radius tooling
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For a new radius, remove the tip insert
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then slide in the new tip insert

See How Easy Tool Changes Can Be

Replaceable radius tip inserts make heavy planer machined tooling easier to handle, not to mention, faster to load and more cost-effective. See more below.

Replaceable Radius Tip Inserts Lower Cost of Ownership

The chart below shows how using replaceable tip inserts with a universal punch body can help you save on costs due to tool purchases and labor. Take a look.

Chart showing how you could save over 24 thousand dollars by using replaceable radius tooling versus solid punch tooling

Planer Machined Replaceable Radius Options

Whether a dovetail or T-shaped insert, replaceable radius tip insert punches allow you to order a punch without rebuying the body every time the radius changes or the radius is damaged. These punches are designed to work with the lightest to the heaviest duty applications performed on a press brake.

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Downloadable Details

Looking for downloadable and printable details on the replaceable radius tip insert punch for press brakes? Download for details. Ready to try something new? We can help you get started.

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Precision Replaceable Radius Options

Looking for a punch with a replaceable radius that can be secured in place? Wilson Tool International provides an insert option in European Precision, American Precision and WT-style tooling. This style saves tooling costs and is secured in place quickly with the use of clamp plates rather than set screws.

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When Two is Better than One

This article appeared in the May 2018 Tooling Times eNewsletter, a monthly digital update offering both punching and bending fabrication solutions and industry news.

“Anyone who bends heavy material knows that the tooling used to bend it can get pretty heavy. Thanks to the additional weight, tool changes can be that much more time consuming and labor intensive.

What if you could not only cut the weight of heavy material tool changes by a substantial margin, but could also save on tooling cost at the same time? That would be a win-win.”

Read on to learn more about lighter tools


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