Frequently Asked Questions

Check most frequently asked questions here, if you still need help then please contact us at info@coaliron.com

General Questions

Not only is it powerful enough to forge large billets of damascus, it can forge hammers and axes using out "Punch & Drift" die set!

Checkout this video showcasing hammer-forging on our 12-ton press model.

If you'd like to see great examples of the type of advanced damascus patterns you can forge using a 12-ton then checkout the work of Silas Blacklow or Olivia aka Wildcraft Knives on Instagram. 

The answer to this of course all depends on what you are aiming to produce in your shop, and also depends on the speed and output of work you need to achieve. Obviously if you are a full-time professional building a serious industrial production-line then either our 25 ton or 25 ton double-sided presses would be ideal for you. Our 16+ model presses have the advantage of speed for the solo-professional who's looking to step up their game. But many people are shocked by what even our 12-ton press can do! Every single one of our presses is fully capable of forging large hammers, axes, damascus steel billets, or even swords. The trade-offs of each machine involve choices of speed and power. So to get a better grasp of what each machine can do then be sure to visit our YouTube channel and watch all of our videos! 

Yes, in the US and Canada. Internationally we ship them 220V 50Hz 1PH.

First thing to do is asses the potential issue that caused the punch to get stuck, which typically relates to the type of lube (if any) that you used on your punch when you attempted the hole. We've got several videos on youtube showing punching with different lubes, which explains this process in more detail. Punching is the most problematic operation you can do on a press - as you're trying to jam a small rod through a big rod at thousands of degrees with thousands of pounds of force. Everything has to be just right! On this next round, take your time - go a little into the work and come out so you can see what the tip of your punch is doing (is it hot? is it rounding over? is it still cool with sharp edges?). Depending on the material you're punching you may find the best groove is to go in an inch, come out and cool, go back into the work an inch come out and cool - flip the part and clear the slug. Most of the time a stuck punch is too much too soon and the punch overheats and deforms in the material, or you didn't have your work-piece hot enough. We mostly punch 1045 and 1018 in the shop, going into other alloys will take a little experimentation to get right.

Service Questions

We use ISO46 and ISO46-AW. (AW stands for Anti-Wear and is a great addition to the standard fluid) in all of our machines as an industry standard. The benefit of this oil is its affordable and easy to find at most Industrial or farming-equipment stores.

We use a NEMA 650P on all o f our 220V equipment. International customers must supply their own plug ends to fit their electrical equipment.

The only difference is that it lowers the amp draw (technically more efficient but very minimal) but it will not affect performance at all, and it does potentially limit you to only be able to work in one spot by your 220V outlet VS being able to move around the shop and use any 20A capable 110V outlet.

We use a NEMA 650P which yes, is a 50 amp rated plug. But we only use it because it is so common for welders, which many people have already set up in their shops.

You do only need a 30 AMP breaker for your 5HP machine (16+ & 25)

Shipping

Yes! We are now able to ship all of our equipment internationally! Please send your full order and address to Shipping@Coaliron.com for a quote!

Our equipment is 110V/220V 50/60Hz 1Ph. International users will need to supply their own cord end to match their shop outlet. 


Select the items you would like to order and begin the checkout process to see a real-time shipping quote, right here on our website! If you have any questions about your quote or need further assistance, please send your full shipping address and a list of the items you’d like to order to: Shipping@coaliron.com 

You can also send us a screenshot of your order with any questions if that is more convenient.