Does Greenlee or anyone else manufacture a punch for installing a standard US duplex receptacle in a metal panel? I have a project where I will need to put a whole bunch of them on the door of an enclosure, and the idea of hand filing all the openings isn't very appealing.
I could just cut oversize rectangular holes, and use standard coverplates, but it wouldn't be as clean looking.
Yes they do... several manufactures make them. It's going to be a hard find though. Never used or seen a duplex one, but some time back I got a 1-5/16X2-5/8" one for decora style for essetially the same type of thing you are doing (More versitile IMO), and the duplex was in the catalog.
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#62776 - 02/26/0612:10 PMRe: Punch for duplex receptacle?
Before you go out and get a punch for this, I'd consider farming this out. I've dealt with two companies _capable_ of doing this sort of work, and can recommend them on general quality, however I have not used them for electrical panels, and cannot comment on the specifics of their work on such projects.
The first is 'Laser Laminations'. I've used them to precision cut custom motor laminations for some of our prototypes. You send them a '.dxf' drawing of what you want, and get it about a week later as holes in metal. http://www.laserlaminations.com/products.htm
The second is 'Hales Engineering' in Camarillo, CA. They do general machine building and welding, and I've seen them make custom electrical equipment enclosures.
#62782 - 02/26/0602:06 PMRe: Punch for duplex receptacle?