Friday, August 27, 2010

Pipe Notch Tooling

ATTENTION all fabricators who need to cope or “fish mouth” the ends of tube or pipe…The Cleveland Punch & Die Company has the perfect set up for you! We have a variety of pipe notcher housings, tooling and striker punches in stock!!

These housings are perfect for ironworkers because you can remove your die block from your punching station and set up the striker punch in place of your regular punch. Don’t have an ironworker??? No Problem!! The pipe notcher assembly is a self-contained unit that can be used on any hydraulic or mechanically operated machine, as long as it has a bed that can secure the housing and a ram to strike the top of the tooling. The standard pipe notch housing is designed to accept punch and die assemblies up to and including 2-1/2” outside dimensions. A separate punch and die is required for each outside dimension along with a standard striker punch.

Typical end users can be found in the following industries: Automotive, Furniture, Motorcycle, Hand Railing, Scaffolding, Livestock, Fencing, Wrought Iron, Exercise, Medical and Aircraft. If you would like additional information regarding pipe notch tooling, we encourage you to contact one of our “Green Team” members for assistance! We can be reached Monday thru Friday, 7am - 6pm at 888-451-4342 or via email at

Friday, August 20, 2010

28XX Multiple Corner Radius Tool

Are you a manufacturer of signs? Are you a fabricator concerned about the hazard of rough corners? Maybe you already use our Corner Radius tooling, but would benefit from multiple radii. Then the Cleveland Punch & Die Company’s Multiple Corner Rounding Tool could be what you need. This tool has all the same benefits as our popular Corner Radius tooling but with even more flexibility. Imagine a single Corner Radius punch and die set and multiply it by four. That’s right, four radii on one punch and die! This reduces labor due to costly changeover of tooling, and at the same time is much more efficient when a job requires multiple radii. Give us a call today and let us design a multiple corner radius tool for your specific application.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Geka Cluster Punch Application

Are you tired of punching multiple holes one at a time? What about the time required for set up or the labor hours incurred? If this gets you thinking, then you need to ask us about a cluster punch application!! Customers are finding that it is less time-consuming and not as expensive in the long run, to punch multiple holes at the same time!

Cleveland Punch & Die has just made a quad cluster die block that holds four F-59 oblong dies to be used in a Geka Hydrocrop 110. This customer is punching four oblong holes in a 6” x 15 lbs. W beam which is ¼” thick. These are used as connecting beams which is displayed below.

Please feel free to contact our experienced engineers for additional information regarding our cluster punches. We can be reached Monday thru Friday, 7am - 6pm at 888-451-4342 or via email at

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Keyhole Punches and Dies

Cleveland Punch & Die manufactures custom keyhole sets for customers with a wide array of applications. The keyhole style punch is most commonly used for mounting purposes. The next time you go to the dentist, take a look at the rubber glove box that is mounted to the wall. The glove box holder typically has two-way keyholes on the back for wall mounting. We have several customers that punch keyholes for the safety chains on tow trucks. The safety chain slides through the round part of the keyhole while the lower oblong part of the keyhole locks the chain into place.


Paul is one of Cleveland Punch & Die’s valued customers who fabricates hanger plates! Paul says, “The keyhole punches and dies that I purchase through Cleveland Punch have amazing longevity. That is extremely important when you are punching approximately 18,000 keyholes per month! One secret that I can pass on to other fabricators punching an infinite amount of holes is to use the Punch Easy! I swab my dies with it about every ten times and have noticed that it really prolongs the life of my tooling!”

Please feel free to contact us for more information regarding keyhole punches and dies. We are available from 7am to 6pm. (888-451-4342)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

International Sales Position

The Cleveland Punch and Die Company, located in Ravenna, Ohio has been the world leader in manufacturing Punches, Dies and related Components for over 130 years. Recent business conditions have presented us with the opportunity to expand our business into Latin America and Mexico. We are searching for a student or post graduate to fill an International Sales Internship position, specifically, an individual who is fluent in Spanish and able to assist our company with growth into the international market.
We are looking for an individual who is highly motivated and able to learn quickly. This internship will allow the individual to work side by side with our Sales Management Team to aggressively pursue business in the international market. This individual will be expected to develop relationships with existing customers as well as generate business with new customers.

This position is available immediately as our current International Sales Intern will be traveling to Spain next month. This will be a paid internship with a 40 hour work week for 13 weeks. I encourage any interested candidates to visit our website at to become familiar with our products and services. Any interested individuals should contact Cleveland Punch at for more information on the application process.