Fastener & Header Tooling

Knock Out Pins & Punches

VPT manufactures a full range of standard and special tooling for the Fastener and Heading industries. If you are cold heading, nut forming or extruding, Vermont Precision Tools, Inc. has the tools for you.

We offer knock out pins, ejector pins, upset pins, forming punches, extrusion pins and other tooling to meet your Header Industry needs. From 1st blow pins to 5th Station punches and more, we have the capability to support you. Our in house heat treat operation allows us to harden a wide variety of standard and exotic steels. Our quick delivery 48 Hour Department is able to produce Style I and II KO Pins in 2 days for select materials and quantities.

VPT has been producing the highest quality pins and punches for the Header tooling industry for over 50 years. Let us put our quality, expertise and experience to work for you. Contact us with your questions, drawings and special materials.

Popular Materials (AISI)

  • M2
  • M42
  • PM-T15
  • PM-M4
  • Hardened to specified Rockwell hardness

48 hour department

  • M2 (62 / 65 Rc) & M42 (66 / 68 Rc)
  • Diameters:
    0.060″ to 1.000″
  • Lengths:
    Up to 18″ (Some Restrictions Apply)


  • Diameters:
    0.015″ to 2.000″
  • Lengths:
    0.500″ to 36″
  • Hardened High Speed Steel, Stainless and Tool Steel Materials.
  • CNC Multi-Axis Grinders
  • Centerless Thru and Infeed Grinding (6-8 Ra Surface Finish or Better)
  • OD Grinding
  • Surface Grinding
  • CNC Turning

Quality Commitment

Vermont Precision Tools builds quality into every part we manufacture. We are able to provide a wide variety of certifications for your products. We offer material composition and heat treat Rockwell certifications. You may request dimensional certs of conformance or other customer specific certifications.


Technical Support

Are you having issues with bent or breaking KO pins? Is tool life a challenge? Contact VPT, we may have some design or material suggestions to help resolve these and other issues.

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    Rick Bourgeois - Sales

    PO Box 182
    10 Precision Lane
    Swanton, VT. 05488

    800-451-4026 Ext. 1145

    Monique Beyor - Sales

    PO Box 182
    10 Precision Lane
    Swanton, VT. 05488

    800-451-4026 Ext. 1105