Scotchman (Dvorak) Ironworker

Recently a small 30 ton Scotchman (Dorvak) 314 ironworker followed me
home...it had such sad eyes...I just couldn't say "No". :
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Too_Many_Tools
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The ironworkers are brutes , clumsy and inefficient. The price is right and they are relatively bullet proof. For a small shop starting out it is the perfect machine. You can even get a press brake die set for it. Safety: Don't put a bottom die in upside down and punch holes. The upper punch will eventually shatter in front of you. Use the guards and make sure your fingers are away from stripper plates. People nip fingers under clamps and strippers rather than directly under the cutting edges.
Randy
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Randy Zimmerman
What does it do? What is it for? Is this a cutter, a bender, or both?
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jp2express
The various brands and sizes of ironworkers come in sizes from about 25 tons to 100 tons. The smaller ones are usually hydraulic powered, the base of the cabinet has a resevior and several HP electic powered pump. On the cutting end there is usually a shear for cutting flat stock, an angle iron cutting die set, and a punch head with various punch sizes.
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The cycle time tends to be pretty slow for production use where you want to cut a couple hundred pieces of angle but for a small shop doing fabrication or repair work, they just can't be beat. There are an awful lot of farm trailers put together in the local welding shop using them. You can cut all the stock for a typical tandom axle car hauler in a couple of hours, use the punch head to put in the holes for the trailer hitch and spring perches.
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RoyJ
Sounds like it was named after the famous train! Iron content.
Fast or hard worker.
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Martin H. Eastburn
sizes.http://www.scotchman.com/ironworkers.phphttp://www.edwardsironworkers.com/http://www.edwardsironworkers.com/images/25tonSpec.pdf>
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25 ton size?
What is the smallest ironworker that is available, new or used?
One of the reasons why I got this one (which I have seen described as 30, 35 and 40 ton) is just to have it handy in the shop. I have access to much larger ones so convenience was the primary reason for the selection, not tonnage.
Any site that discusses building attachments for ironworkers? A pipe coper comes to mind for bike and gokart frames.
TMT
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Too_Many_Tools
sizes.http://www.scotchman.com/ironworkers.phphttp://www.edwardsironworkers.com/http://www.edwardsironworkers.com/images/25tonSpec.pdf>
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Oops....NOW I see the Edwards 25 ton link. :
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Too_Many_Tools
25 ton is a really small unit. They are local to me.
Too_Many_Tools wrote:
sizes.http://www.scotchman.com/ironworkers.phphttp://www.edwardsironworkers.com/http://www.edwardsironworkers.com/images/25tonSpec.pdf>>
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RoyJ
I have one. Call Scotchman and get a manual.
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Grant Erwin
Also, punch and die tooling is readily available from several sources:
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(same tooling as 4014)
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well as from Scotchman themselves.
Your shear blades may be reversible, and they can be sharpened on a surface grinder many times.
If calling Scotchman fails to get you a manual, I have one and can answer some questions. I have the 6" press brake attachment for mine, works well.
I paid $2k for my 314, and it has probably earned me 50 times that much in increased productivity. It's a great little machine if in good shape.
GWE
Grant Erw> I have one. Call Scotchman and get a manual.
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Grant Erwin
sources:
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(same tooling as 4014)
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as well as from Scotchman themselves.
Could you put some pictures of your ironworker and the press brake attachment in the dropbox?
I have googled and have found little on this particular model.
Scotchman did send me a manual but the photos are poor.
A request is in to them for better docs.
No pictures of the optional attachments...only a parts breakdown.
I want to make sure that I have all the parts and current safety guards.
Thanks
TMT
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