Edwards 40 ton
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Everything is made in the USA on the Edwards 40 Ton Jaws 4 Ironworker machine, so it is nice well engineered machine. At 115 volts, it is designed to fit the needs of any small fabrication shop. Our edwards Ironworker includes a Punching Assembly, a Pedestal Die Table, Flat Bar Shear, Angle Iron Shear and a universal open tooling Jaw on the right side designed to accept optional Tooling such as the Press Brake, Coper-Notcher, Pipe Notcher, V-Notcher, Rod Shear or even a 2nd Punching Assembly! If you feel this Ironworker Machine is not big enough please note that we also have the Edwards 55 ton and 60 ton models with 14 inch wide flat bar shear and 4 x 4 angle iron shear, and the 65 ton and 120 ton models with 24 inch wide flat bar shear and the 100 ton and 120 ton model have a 6 x 6 x 1/2" capacity angle iron shear. All the Edwards Ironworker machines come with at least 4 work stations, OSHA compliant safety guarding, and UL approved controls. And dont forget to look at the huge list of metalworking options with photos shown below!

Edwards 40 ton Ironworker machine front photo

* Hole Punching Assembly installed on the left side
* Extra hydraulic jaw Tool station on the right side
* Flat bar shear built in - blades included - low rake
* Angle shear built in - blades included
* Electronic Up and Down Stroke Control System
* Adjustable steel punch strippers
* Fast adjusting hold down bars
* Threaded holes in tables for jigs
* Pedestal Die Table (for punching angle iron 2" on center)
* Threaded hole on back for optional back gauge
* Slots for gauge feeding tables
* Comfortable working heights
* Remote foot pedal operation
* Direct drive pump - no belts
* Fully Guarded
* Sound insulated
* Hydraulic system fully charged - ready to operate
* Made in USA
Punching Capacity: 40 Tons
Throat: 7"
Standard Punch: 1" diameter hole thru 1/2" plate
Optional Oversize Punching Assembly: 1-9/16" diameter in 1/4" plate
Shearing Capacity: 40 Tons
Max. width: 3/8" x 8" or 1/2" x 6"
Max. round capacity: 1/2"
Max. square capacity: 1/2"
Maximum Size: 3" x 3" x 1/4" angle iron
All ratings are based on A36 steel @ 65,000psi max tensile strength
Throat depth: 7"
Open height: 8" (important to fit custom die sets)
Shut height: 6-5/8"
Stroke: 1-5/8"
Cycle time: 3 seconds to shear 1/2" x 2" steel flat bar
Machine Dimensions: 36" x 40" x 53" High
Machine weight: 1720 Lbs.
Standard: 2 HP, 1 phase, 115 volts, 3450 RPM, 14 amps
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Edwards 40 ton Ironworker machine angled photo

Edwards 40 ton Ironworker machine end photo

Edwards 40 ton Ironworker machine rear photo

OPTIONS AVAILABLE for the Edwards 40 ton Ironworker:

Tool Box of 8 round Punch & Die Sets


FREE with purchase of a new Ironworker!
Choose 8 sizes from 3/16 up to 1-1/16 diameter.
These hardened Punch & Die Sets are available in the following sizes: 1/8, 5/32, 3/16, 7/32, 1/4, 9/32, 5/16, 11/32, 3/8, 13/32, 7/16, 15/32, 1/2, 17/32, 9/16, 19/32, 5/8, 21/32, 11/16, 23/32, 3/4, 25/32, 13/16, 27/32, 7/8, 29/32, 15/16, 31/32, 1", 1-1/32, 1-1/16.
We normally recommend the following clearance hole sizes for common size American bolts - 7/32 for #10 screws, 5/16 for a 1/4 inch screws, 7/16 for 3/8 bolts, 9/16 for 1/2 bolts, 11/16 for 5/8 bolts, 13/16 for 3/4 bolts and 1-1/16 for 1" bolts.
The die will have 1/32" clearance over the punch.

Round Punch & Die Set
Round Punch & Die
Oblong Punch & Die Set
Oblong Punch & Die


ROUND up to 1-1/16":
OVERSIZE ROUND up to 1-9/16"
OBLONG up to 1-1/16"
SQUARE up to 13/16"
HEX up to 25/32"

The die will have 1/32" clearance over the punch.
A notched coupling nut ($85) will be needed to use a 13/16 square punch.

Click for a List of our standard Hole Punch sizes

Square Punch & Die Set
Square Punch & Die
Hex Punch & Die Set
Hex Punch & Die
Coper-Notcher photo


Coper Notcher tool is used to bite off a piece of metal instead of using a vertical bandsaw or torch. This tool has an upper jaw the bites down into a lower jaw. The capacity to notch steel is 2" wide up to 3" long in steel up to 1/4" thick. It is capable of biting off a square shape, rectangle shape or V-shape. The rectangular notch is useful for coping back a flange on a piece of angle iron so it can fit up against another angle or channel at 90 degrees. You can V-shape notch by turning your part at 45 degrees to the machine. V-notching is useful when making a frame out of angle iron. You V notch where you plan to bend the angle to 90 degrees.
It easily mounts in the open jaw on the right side of the machine. New Set of Blades cost $469.
Click to see a VIDEO.
The safety guard was removed for the photo.
Use the safety guards to prevent accidents.

Press Brake Tool for Edwards Ironworker Machine


Bend flat steel that is up to 1/4 inch thick! Sometimes 3/8" thick. This Press Brake Tool includes a standard wedge shaped top die and a V-shaped four-way bottom die that allows for 1/16", 1/8", 3/16", and 1/4" material to be bent to a 90 angle or smaller angle. The bottom brake die is held with brackets that easily bolt to the mounting table. Repeat the same bend angles by using the Ironworker electric stroke control to stop the top die at the desired depth for the angle you bend.
It easily mounts in the open jaw on the right side of the machine. Click to see a VIDEO.

Back gauge image


How to make REPEAT BENDS? Use this Back Gauge to measure the bend line distance for your press brake tool along with using the electric stroke control that is included with your Edwards 55 ton Ironworker. Just bolt it on to the Edwards Ironworker Brake Tool. It has an easy to use hand crank to position it with your tape measure.

Pipe Notcher picture
Pipe Notcher Die set

Pipe Notcher Housing(needed)
1/2" Pipe Notching Die
3/4" Pipe Notching Die
1" Pipe Notching Die
1-1/4" Pipe Notching Die
1-1/2" Pipe Notching Die
2" Pipe Notching Die

The Pipe Notcher saves the time of cutting and grinding to make a semi-circle saddle style 90 degree joint connection of one piece of pipe to another. Just stick the end of your pipe into the housing and step on the foot pedal, then rotate 180 degres and repeat. Total time to make a perfect notch is 8 seconds. Great for making railings and cattle fencing out of schedule 40 pipe. Schedule 80 size and Tubing size notchers are available on special order. To order you buy the Pipe Notcher Housing plus the Notching Die.
It easily mounts in the open jaw on the right side of the machine. Click to see a VIDEO.

The safety guard was removed for the photo, but you must use the safety guards to help prevent accidents.

Turret for holding 3 pipe notchers


This turret holds up to 3 different size pipe notching dies and rotates so that you can quickly position the size you want for your next notch. It easily mounts in the open jaw on the right side of the machine.

Angle V Notcher


The Angle Notcher bites out a 92 V-notch out of the lower leg of angle iron. V-notcher works on angle iron up to 3" x 3" x 1/4" size. This is great for making steel frames out of angle iron that is to be bent at 90 degress. It easily mounts in the open jaw on the right side of the machine.

Edwards Rod Shear option


The flat bar shear on the Ironworker can cut round rod but the ends do not look pretty. If you need to cut a lot of solid round rod without the blade leaving a distorted flat spot at the end, then you will want this tool. It cuts 1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4" and 1" solid round rod. It easily mounts in the open jaw on the right side of the machine.
Replacement Blades cost $649.

Image of Back Gauge for Ironworker

BACK GAUGE, Manual Cut (shown)
BACK GAUGE, Auto-Cut(not shown)

The Back Gauge measures out 48 inches for repeat cutting of parts to length on the Angle Shear and Flat Bar Shear. On the back of the 55 ton Ironworker there is a threaded hole to screw in this Back Gauge.
The Automatic Cut version has a trigger that you push the metal against and that automatically cycles the machine to cut your metal without stepping on the foot pedal.

Extra large Hole Punching

(for holes up to 1-9/16" diameter)

(for holes and hole patterns up to 4" diameter)

If you need to punch holes larger than 1-1/16 diameter, then you need either the Oversize Punching Assembly (1-9/16" capacity) or the Extra Large 241 Punching Assembly (up to 4" capacity). The Extra Large 241 Punching Assembly can also hold special multi-hole punches so you can punch unusual shapes or multiple holes at one time as long as they can fit within a 4" circle.

The safety guard was moved for the photo, but you must use the safety guards to help prevent accidents.



If you have repeat position hole punching to do then you need one of our Gauging Table Kits. It comes with a 12" x 16" table that bolts onto the standard or oversize Pedestal Die Table. The kit also includes an adjustable fence bar for front to back and an adjustable fence bar for left to right positioning. Each fence bar has handles that clamp down to the table slots to guide your metal parts into the same position for making repeat parts. The 1" thick table also dowel pin holes for very exact locating of fixtures.

The safety guard was moved for the photo, but you must use the safety guards to prevent accidents.

Fence guides to position your parts

FENCE GUIDES: 12 inch or 18 inch

A Fence Bar can be used as a straight edge on your flat bar shear to guide a perfect 90 degree cut. The flat bar shear table plate has a mounting slot for it.
The fence bars also come free with the punch gauging tables shown above to act as positioning bars: 1 behind the punch and 1 to the left of the punch. Great for punching holes in the same exact positions.

Stripper Reducing Plate


The purpose is to minimize distortion when punching thinner metals, especially when using smaller punches. It mounts to your stripper bar with 2 screws and has a spring loaded pin to align it. It can be swung away when its not used.


This special stripper works differently than the less expensive Stripper Reducing Plate because it maintains constant pressure while punching which will minimize distortion of delicate metal parts, thin metal parts and soft copper buss bars.


Set any angle you want on this Protractor Angle Gauge when shearing flat steel or when punching slotted holes. The Protractor has notches every 15 and also at 22.5 but it is often used at 90. It works by fitting into the slot on the shear table, punch gauging table or up against the punch table. Its also reversible so people who are left handed will find it just as easy to use.

Work light option

Magnetic WORK LIGHT:

Is your shop not well lit? Then consider this super bright LED work light that plugs into all Edwards Ironworkers made after 2014 with an M12 connector and has a 100,000 hour rating. Super durable lexan lens and magnetic base allow you to attach the light on any metal surface on the machine. Good lighting can help improve the quality of your work.

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