Manufacturers of Cutting Dies, Clicker Dies and Steel Rule Dies Since 1949

141 Queen City Ave
Manchester, NH 03103


Tel: 603.623.3832
Fax: 603.623.2959
   
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Tel: 603.623.3832
Fax: 603.623.2959


orders@swansondie.com

 
 

Swanson's Die is a

Swanson’s Die Company, Inc. is a Member of IADD & CDI
(Cutting Die Institute)



Custom Dies with Presentation Cases
Made in the USA
 

Clicker or Open Dies:

These dies are bent to a pattern or sketch provided by the customer. A simple definition of these dies is to equate them to a “steel cookie cutter”.

They may be single or double edged and the most common heights are 3/4” and 1 1/4”. Thickness of the steel ranges from 1/8” to 3/16” to 1/4”. These types of dies can also incorporate full or partial plates within to carry cutouts, punches, and impression markers.
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Clearance Dies:

Clearance dies are a type of clicker die and can be made on any single edge stock. The die is made so the back of the die is larger than the edge. This feature allows the cuts to easily move up into the die providing and promoting easy removal of the cut parts.

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Forged High Dies:

Usually this term refers to dies made from steel higher than 1 1/4”. Standard die heights are 2”, 2 1/4”, 3 1/2”, 4”, and 5”. Dies such as these are used when cutting multiple layers.

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They also may be used when trimming a molded part. In this case the height of the die wall allows the molded piece to sit inside the cavity of the die while the die knife cuts and trims without crushing the molded part.

Preground Steel Clicker Dies:

You may also hear these dies referred to as “Swedish” dies. Many times they are used to run samples or short runs. We purchase steel for this type of die in coils, which comes ground to an edge and already hardened. This type of steel is as hard as a regular clicker die but only about 1/4” at the cutting edge. The remainder of the wall of the steel is not as hard. This enables us to still bend the steel. Because of the weaker strength, a die out of this steel will often be seen with more bracing to aid in support of the die walls.


 

Swanson’s Die Company, Inc.
141 Queen City Avenue
Manchester, NH. 03103-7190

Telephone: (603)-623-3832
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Facsimile: (603)-623-2959
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Swanson's Die Company, Inc.
141 Queen City Ave · Manchester, New Hampshire 03103
Telephone: (603)-623-3832
Facsimile: (603)-623-2959


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