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Slot punch and die


This article is about the metalworking press. For the turret press used in firearms reloading, see Handloading. A turret punch or turret press is a type of punch press slot punch and die for metal forming by punching.

Punching, and press work in general, is a process well suited to mass production. However the initial tooling costs, of both the machine and the job-specific press tool, are high. This limits punch work from being used for much small-volume and prototype work.