55 Ton Ironworker question.

This question had to do with punching a 1/2 inch hole in 2 inch angle iron. The angle iron is 1/4 inch thick.

Upon going to another shop where there was an ironworker our contact was told that a die mounting nut would get in the way of the punch.

The solution is to punch the hole with the opposite leg of the angle iron hanging down from the front of the standard “pedestal die table”. If that does not quite work there are available offset dies from Edwards Ironworker as an alternative.