Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Hougen Ogura Tooling

Cleveland Punch and Die manufactures punches and dies for the Hougen-Ogura machine in all shapes and sizes. Check your punches and dies to see if they’re marked with any of the following part numbers: CH001, CH002, CH003, CH004, CH005, or CH006. If you cannot locate these part numbers, please call us with the model number of your machine and we would be more than happy to help you!

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Pipe Notch Tooling

Are you a fabricator that is looking to cope or “fish mouth” the ends of your tube or pipe? We have the perfect solution for you! Cleveland Punch and Die stocks pipe notch housings, tooling and striker punches! We stock 1”, 1-1/4”, 1-1/2” and 2” schedule 40 pipe notch tooling for Piranha, Edwards, & Spartan ironworkers. Stock sizes ship same day and special sizes can be manufactured upon request.

Your ironworker can be ready to cope in a matter of minutes. All that’s required is to replace the die block with the pipe notch housing and replace the standard punch with the striker punch. If you don’t have an ironworker, that’s not a problem! Since the pipe notch assembly is a self-contained unit, any of these housings can be used on a hydraulic press as long as there are bolts to hold the die portion and a ram to strike the top of the tooling.

If you would like additional information regarding pipe notch tooling, please contact one of our “Green Team” representatives for assistance. We can be reached at 800-451-4342 or

Friday, January 15, 2016

Punching Angle

Center Punch & Die
Offset Punch & Die
Do you have a job that requires you to punch angle? We have the solution for you. If you need to punch close to the inside leg of the angle, we can provide offset punches and dies. The standard setup is to use a centered punch with an offset die and move the die block to punch closer to the inside leg. If you have a die block that does not move, we can offset the punch for you. This is a custom application and you can contact us for price and lead time.

We also offer offset punches and dies for oblong shapes. Please refer to the page seen here to indicate position A or position B when ordering. Other information that we need when ordering is, make and model of machine, size of angle, how close to the leg you are punching and material thickness. 

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Punch Easy

There are many ways that Cleveland Punch and Die has learned to extend the lifespan of the steel tooling for ironworkers since its beginning in 1880. Today's focus is on using the proper cutting lubricant. Punch Easy Punch Lubricant has been proven to extend tooling life while helping to make cleaner cuts. Not only can it be used for punching, but it can also be used to shearing, notching and even drilling. To learn more about how to extend your steel tooling life visit or call 800-451-4342.