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Choosing the Right Shear for Your Application

Five different types of shear grinds for punch press tooling can reduce the amount of punching force required, increase tool life when side loading is not a concern, and minimize the amount of wear on the machine. Here are some tips on how to choose the correct option for a specific application.

January 2, 2019

In certain punching applications, adding a shear to the punch can reduce the amount of punching force required. Reducing tonnage not only increases tool life in instances where side loading is not a concern, but minimizes the amount of wear on the machine. There are essentially five different types of shear grinds for punch press tooling. 

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