Punch PressMost ironworkers need equipment that includes a punch press, a machine that punches holes in metal sheets. These presses can be manual or hydraulic, with hydraulic options being more expensive.
Manual Punch Presscosts as low as $5,000, while a hydraulic one ranges from $10,000 to $30,000. An ironworker machine is a versatile tool that can perform multiple tasks, such as punching, shearing, notching, and bending. They come in various sizes and capacities, with prices ranging from $10,000 to $30,000.
A hydraulic punch pressThis type of machine uses hydraulic pressure to punch holes in metal sheets. It is typically more powerful and efficient than a manual punch press but also more expensive, with prices ranging from $15,000 to $50,000 depending on the size and features of the machine.
Shearing MachineA shearing machine cuts sheet metal, metal plates, aluminum, or other metals and alloys into specific sizes and shapes. There are different types of shearing machines, such as:
- manual: which requires physical force to operate
- mechanical: uses a motor or flywheel to power the blade
- pneumatic: uses compressed air to operate the blade
- hydraulic: uses hydraulic power to operate the blade.