Punch perfect metal holes
A funny thing happens when you use a Roper Whitney hand punch. One click of its mighty handle and suddenly you feel like a metal craftsman, as you deliver an astonishing 1,2 tons of punching force with its die. The result is a flawlessly round hole without a trace of distortion or even the slightest hint of a burr around its edge. Use this tool once, and you’re hooked. You find yourself walking around the house and shop looking for metal that could be improved with a few holes in it.
This cast-iron beauty has hardened steel die parts in 3/32, 1/8, 5/32, 3/16, 7/32, ¼, and 9/32 inch sizes. It can reach up to 1¾ inches in from the edge of the work and, thanks to the adjustable stop, you’re assured of uniform spacing from the edge at every hole. If you’ve ever wondered how hot rodders, aircraft mechanics and sheet-metal magicians get that perfect line of rivet, bolt and screw holes perfectly aligned along the edge of a control panel, this is the tool that does it.