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Details to look for during new and used machinery inspection:
Tonnage capacity
Adjustment of upper head
Type clutch
Speed/stroke range
Available die space
Opening in bed
Diameter of crankshaft
Open height
Shut height
Distance between posts
Hole in upper head for punch shank 
Size of adjusting screw
Area of slide
Type of drive - belt/geared - variable

Roll feed - single/double - width & feed capacity, stacking chute, stock straightener, size, etc., bolster plate, uncoiling reel or coil box

*This is one article in a series of How to Buy Metalworking Equipment. Each article showcases and explains a particular type of metalworking machine. They were originally published in the Metalworking Machinery Mailer published by the Tade Publishing Group.