Punch Lock, Metal Stud Crimper

The PL1R Metal Stud Crimper features a unique punch and die shape that creates a rectangular crimp connection by bending over layered thicknesses of channel and stud at one time to form a sturdy bond without the use of fasteners.  The crimp is always the proper strength and resists stress from any angle.  The tool fits inside the smallest stud and runner.  Handles spring back after making a crimp so that punch is back in a ready position to go on to the next stud or fastening point.   Lightweight and compact size allows the user to work overhead with ease.  The tool body consists of a strong, die-cast aluminum “C” frame head and rust-resistant, nickel plated steel handles and parts stampings.  The long-life punch and die are formed from tool steel and are also easily replaced on the job.

The Malco PL1R Stud Crimper also features ergonomic RedLine Handle technology.  An Engineered handle opening compliments the natural power stroke of any user’s hand and maximizes the powerful 7:1 mechanical advantage of compound-leverage head to handle linkage.  Comfortable handle grip contours, a non-slip grip insert, spring handle actuation and a thumb-operated handle latch ensure a natural fit and feel for comfortable one hand operation anywhere on the job.


  • Lightweight and maneuverable.
  • Secure metal stud and runner without fasteners.
  • Compound leverage produces 7 to 1 mechanical advantage.
  • Ergonomic Redline Handles won’t wear you down.


Capacities: in (mm)

Galvanized Steel 22 Gauge
.034 (0.86)

My Review for Punch Lock, Metal Stud Crimper

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Ron DYI pro trained by youtube

Great tool

I have used these for my entire basement. 1000 sqft They work as they should and they are over build which is a good thing. Also customer service is great.