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How to Choose a Hydraulic Punch

A portable hydraulic punch is a machine designed to make holes quickly and easily through steel, aluminum, and other metals. They are designed for applications typically done with hand held twist drills or mag drills. Not only are they portable but they provide extra versatility with a unique throat design and the ability to adapt to several punch and die styles. Punching holes instead of hand drilling saves time, faster cycle times, ease of handling and accuracy, less clean up (gives you a clean slug that is easy to handle) and the punches last longer.


Here are some basic questions that will assist you in selecting the proper portable hydraulic punch for your application:

  • What is the Size & shape of the hole?
    round, oblong, square, or other
  • What is the material thickness?
  • What is the type of material & profile?
    steel, aluminum, stainless, etc
    flat bar, channel, I-beam, angle, etc
  • What is the distance from the edge to the hole? 

Answering the first three questions will determine the minimum tonnage required by using the following formula: