The Metalcraft Master Punch and Shear Tool is a robust, dual purpose steel guillotine and hole punching tool for the easy cutting and punching of mild steel strip and bar up to a maximum of 6mm thickness
The metal punch tool easily punches holes in steel by using a punch block and pin which is specially machined and hardened for the task. The metal is simply placed in the slotted punch block and holes are easily punched by pulling down on the handle. To achieve accurate positioning along the centre of different widths of bar, the adjustable platform is used to ensure consistent results.
The hole punching facility on this Punch/Shear machine, also compliments the use of our Master Riveting/Bending/Rolling Tool to easily and quickly rivet lengths of punched steel strip together.
When used as a metal bar cutter, the mild steel strip, square bar or round bar/wire, is fed into the aperture between the small fixed blade and the larger lever operated blade, after which the lever is simply and firmly pulled forwards to achieve a clean and neat cut.
This handy Master Punch/Shear Tool is accompanied with a measuring bar to facilitate the precise measurement of cut lengths of steel every time, as well as ensuring the distance between punched holes and the centre of a punched hole to the end of the bar is consistently accurate. Because this metal punching tool and steel guillotine is portable and requires no electrical power, it is well suited to ‘onsite’ work and can be used in any DIY, training or production environment.
60mm W x 285mm D x 155mm H x 450mm Handle Length
Max working Capacity*
Shearing - 25mm x 5mm (flat strip), 6mm (square bar), 6mm (round bar/wire)
Punching - Complete with 3mm, 5mm and 6mm interchangeable blocks/pins
3/16" (5mm) Dia hole in up to 5mm thick material
1/8" (3mm) Dia hole in up to 3mm thick material
1/4" (6mm) Dia hole in up to 3mm thick material
*All sizes are approximate and in mm unless stated otherwise Tools are supplied complete with operating instructions and spare parts lists.
Please note: The maximum working capacity is for Hot Rolled Mild Steel Bar and Annealed Bright Mild Steel Bar. Working beyond these limits or with material of greater hardness may reduce the operational life of the machines. The punch blocks, pins and shear blades are all consumable items for which replacements can be purchased readily.
Operations and Features
Easy to operate
Rugged Cam lever action which unches and cuts
N.B. On Master Machine handle, can be reversed to cut and punch in opposite directions.
To shear, material is placed in gap between small fixed blade and large lever operated blade. Operate lever smoothly and firmly to cut.
Punching is achieved by placing metal strip in the slotted punch block. Platform is adjustable to allow for accurate positioning along the centre of different widths of bar.
Measuring Bar (Master Punch & Shear only)
This feature enables you to set repeatable cutting lengths or hole punch positions (from end of bars or from other holes).