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Bandsaw Troubleshooting - Watching the Chips!


Sheet Metal & Pipe Thicknesses Chart


Bandsawing - Cut Times / Removal Rates Chart


Bandsawing - Blade Speed Removal Rates Chart


Bandsaw Blades - Tooth Selection Chart


Bandsawing Terminology


Bandsaw Problem Solving


PressBrake Tooling Tonnage Requirement Chart

This Chart shows "Tonnage Requirements for basic, 90 degree Forming of various thicknesses in Mild Steel Material over a wide range of "V-Die Openings. "Multiplication Factors" are shown below for other Materials (i.e., Aluminum, Stainless Steel, etc.) at the bottom of the page (below the Chart).

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Machining Speeds & Feeds Recomendations / Formulas

These Pages contain a wide range of various "Formulas" and "Recommendations" for "Feed and Speed Rates" for a range of Machining Applications.

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Ironworker Punch Tonnage and Die Clearance Charts

These Charts will assist you in determining the "Tonnage Requirement" and the Recommended "Die Clearance" for Punching various thicknesses of Mild Steel Plate. 

"Multiplication Factors" are required for Punching other Materials (i.e., Aluminum, Stainless Steel, etc.). Please call us to discuss these "Factors" and your specific Material and Application. 

We look forward to being of assistance. 

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Lathe Spindle Nose Identification - Types

These pages illustrate the various types of "Spindle Noses" that are found in many different Lathe Machines. 

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Notching & Bending Considerations: "Pipe" vs. "Tube"

When selecting the appropriate Die Sets for "notching" or "bending" of Round Material, be very careful to properly specify the "Material" that you will actually be bending or notching........ Pipe and Tube are not the same.

Pipe is generally specified based on the "ID" of the Material and has varying "wall thicknesses." Tube, on the other hand, is specified by the "OD" of the Material and also is available in varying "wall thicknesses." 

For Example: The OD of 2" Pipe and 2" Tube are NOT the same! 2" Pipe is ~ 2.375" OD and 2" Tube is 2" OD. So, this being the case, if you were to Order 2" Tube Dies and you are actually using 2" Pipe, your Material will not fit the Dies you had ordered. Be very careful to know whether you are dealing with "Pipe" or "Tube" when purchasing Die Sets for Notching or Bending Applications.


Tap / Drill Size Chart

This Chart shows the recommended Drill Size for use with a specific Tap size, when Tapping a Threaded Hole.

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Steel "Hardness Conversion" Table


Pipe Length Required for Rotary Bending


Bandsaw Cutting - Useful Info. Chart


Bandsaw Blades -Common Causes of Weld Breakage


Newall DP700 Digital Read Out Operation Manual


Newall C80 Digital Read Out Operation Manual


"Pipe" Specifications Chart

This Chart will give you OD and Wall Thickness "Dimensions" for various sizes of Round Pipe. 

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PressBrake Tooling Types

This Page illustrates various Types of PressBrake Tooling (re.: The "Upper" Tool is referred to as the "Punch"  /  The "Lower" Tool is referred to as the "Die").

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PressBrake Tooling "Box Forming" Chart


"Twin-Post" vs. "Hinge" type Bandsaws


Pipe Tap Information


Morse Taper Dimensions


High Speed Steel and Cobalt Drills- Speed & Feed Chart


Drill Terminology


Required Hole Diameters for Tapping


Speeds for Std. Taps


Tapping Formulas


Pipe & Tube Bending Formulas


PressBrake Terminology

Attached is a Listing of the typical "Terminology" used when forming material in a PressBrake Machine. From "air-bending" to "bottom bending" to "coining."  Different parts of the Country and even different Industries, use different terms to describe PressBrake forming so, hopefully, this Listing will give you a broad base of the "Terms" used when bending material.

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Bolt "Torque" Chart


Machine Tool Shanks & Tapers


Bandsaw Blades - "Break-In" Procedure....The "key" to Better Blade Life!


Hydraulic "Shearing Capacity" Chart (General Reference)

**** This Chart must only be used as a General Reference Guide ****, as there may be variations of grade and quality in Material.  This Chart would assume the Shear is in good working condition with sharp Blades using the proper Shear Blade "Clearance" and Rake Angle.  The Chart is based on 80,000 psi tensile Material.  Metal shearing on high Quality, New Machines. 

Material that is full of stress, buckled sheets, "seconds" stock, or rerun steel can not be accurately rated or sheared as first quality Material.  Two important variables related to shear load are the shear strength of the Material and the depth of penetration.  This means some alloys such as soft Aluminum require a greater shear load because the blade must penetrate the material further before the fracture occurs.

Please give us a call, if you would like to discuss your Application in detail.  

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"Weight Formulas" for Steel, Aluminum and Other Materials

Calculate the approximate pounds per foot for Steel solid rounds, Steel flats & squares, Steel hexagons, round tube, square tube and Steel plate.

For Example: The formula for 1/4" Steel plate :  40.8 x .25 = 10.2 pounds per foot for a 4' x 8' Steel plate, the approximate weight would be 326 pounds.

Use the Metal Material Conversion "MULTIPLIERS" for other Materials, such as Aluminum, Brass, Copper, Cast Iron, etc.


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