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SAFETY WARNING

At Kazmier Tooling, every possible effort is made to ensure that the tooling you ordered will produce parts that meet your specifications. You the user must understand that you have the responsibility for ensuring that the tooling is used for the application it was designed for and that all applicable safety procedures are followed. Safety and industrial standards should always be considered and applied to ensure effective operation and protection.

Our tooling is not intended to be used in equipment without a means provided for preventing hands or other parts of the body from entering or remaining in the die space at any time.

When using press brake tooling, comply with all safety requirements in the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) Bulletin ANSI #B11-3 as well as all internal safe operating procedures, machinery warnings and cautions, and local, state and federal standards which may apply.

A copy of ANSI #B11-3 may be obtained from the American National Standard Institute, Incorporated at 1430 Broadway, New York, N.Y. 10018

How to Order:

  1. Specify Tooling Part Number
  2. Die Opening
  3. Gauge and Material Type of Stock.
  4. Length Required
  5. Options:
    • Cut Lengths
    • Segmenting (Cut and Mill)
    • Flame Hardening
    • Safety Tang
    • Microfine Polishing

Tooling Steel Specifications

Unless otherwise indicated, all Kazmier Press Brake Tooling is made from high quality alloy steel specially engineered for press brake tooling applications. This medium carbon alloy offers excellent strength and durability. It is easily machined and can be flame hardened to increase it's durability.

  • Hardness: 265-321 on the Brinell Scale, 28-32 on the Rockwell "C" Scale

  • Machinability: This steel is easily machined and milled in it's prehardened condition. Die surfaces are easily polished due to rigid quality control standards insuring a uniform ASTM grain size between 5 and 8.

  • Additioinal Hardening: This steel can be flame hardened to a depth of up to .125" (3.1mm) on work surfaces. This increases the hardness to 480-560 on the Brinell Scale, 50-55 on the Rockwell "C" Scale. It can be remachined after flame hardening provided that it is annealed first

Die Holder / Riser Block Specifications

In order to provide a good base for your dies, we machine A36 plate to the finished sizes of your order. Normally holders will be made with an inserted tongue for mounting in the press brake. Other options are avialable as shown on page 17 of the catalog for an additional charge. Please specify what type of mounting system you want on your holder when requesting a quote or placing an order.

Special Ordering Considerations

We want you to be satisfied with your tooling. Every effort will be made to ensure that your order meets or exceeds your expectations. Our experience in the special situations below will help yo ensure that your tooling works as expected.


  • Safety Tang/Hook Tongues: We recommend safety tongues on all punches with 5-3/4" Net Height or greater, in cases where stripping pressure is applied, and for segmented punches shorter than 6" in length. When ordering a safety tongue on asymetrical punches, such as gooseneck punches, please specify the direction of the tongue. Typical dimensioning of safety tongues and standard tongues are on page 6 of the catalog. Note that ordering a safety tang on a standard punch will reduce the net height of the tool by .125" (3.1mm).

  • Flame Hardening: Flame hardening is available as an option on most standard and special punches and dies. We recommend flame hardening for wire and stainless steel applications. This process increases hardness to a depth of approximately .125" (3.18mm) on work surfaces. We do not recommend the flame hardening of narrow surfaces such as acute punches.

  • European Style Holders: All tooling is quoted and shown with standard tongues or safety tongues. For an additional charge, we can design and manufacture tooling with European Style Holders.

  • Unit of Measure: All dimensions are given in inch / fractional notation. Metric / decimal dimensions are not a problem. We will be happy to quote your metric tooling requirements.

  • Try-out Material: When designing specialized tooling for your application, we may ask for try-out material. Providing try-out material is an important part of ensuring that you are satisfied with the performance of the tooling. Because of wide variations in materials from supplier to supplier and the effect these variations have on the performance of your tooling, it is critical that we have your material as part of our quality control process. All that is required is ten to twelve pieces of material of sufficient size to show the profile of your part. Not sending try-out material may delay your order and effect the performance of your tooling.

  • Reconditioning of Existing Tooling: Often we are able to rework existing tooling at a fraction of the cost of new tooling. We pride ourselves on quick turn-around for reconditioning your tooling. Please note that prices quoted are estimated and actual prices will be quoted after inspection of your tooling.

  • Approval Drawings: It is our policy to provide drawings for your review and approval concerning all special die sets. We will on request, forward drawings for standard tooling ordered. When quoting specialized tooling, a drawing may be provided to clarify what we quoted to you.

  • Die Finish: We make every effort to provide a mar free surface finish on all Kazmier press brake tooling. In situations where you require minimal marking on your formed part, we can provide a superfine polished finish (10 micro inch) at a small additional cost.