Company Overview

For 54 years we focused on providing Wisconsin with tool and die services. Lately that mission has grown to include other equipment, but the core competency of the company is still the tool and die business.

In 1974 West Salem Tool & Die started as a small shop specializing in industrial tooling, dies, and fixtures. By 2019, the company had grown to employ many expert tool and die makers and machinists with decades of experience. Located near La Crosse, WI, the company conveniently occupies several buildings right off I-90.

  • Tube Slotting Machine - Made in Wisconsin by a Tool & Die company
  • Double tube end sizer
  • Wisconsin Tool and Die Systems Integration

Custom Machines & Systems Integration

West Salem Tool & Die has a new focus in the design and manufacture of many types of custom machinery. We do systems integration, bringing together the fluid, electrical, and control systems to provide customers with turnkey machines.

We design CNC drilling machines, machines for many various tubing operations, welding machines, and programmable hydraulic presses.

To get a quick feel for the kind of products we produce, look at our youtube channel, where we post short clips of new machines.

Over the last 15 years we have developed a lineup of standardized machines for a variety of tube operations.  These include end sizing, slotting, work-holding and welding.

Wisconsin tool and die companies had ups and downs as the automotive industry in Detroit went through its boom and bust. Of those companies, many don’t exist now. However, we survived, and don’t plan on going anywhere. So you can rely on us to be around for the next job.

The purpose of this website is to give potential customers a sense of what the company does. So, look at the drop-down menu under Products and Services and see if we can help you. And if you have a job you need done or a machine you need made, head over to the contact page and drop a line.

West Salem Wisconsin Tool and Die shop

Below is quick list of our products and services.

  • Tube End Sizer Tooling
  • Planisher Mandrel and Roller
  • Custom Tooling 3
  • Custom Torca Tooling
  • Custom Tooling on a machine
  • Dimpler custom tooling
  • Custom tooling OD sizer
  • Automatic fixture with pneumatic clamping
  • Typical Robotic Welding Sub-assembly
  • Manual Rollover Jig
  • Welding Fixture for Robotic Cell
  • Part of an auto-welder
  • Auto welder with a rotating fixture
  • Custom clamps & Locating
  • Welding Fixture with pnumatic clmaping
  • Welding Fixture in our assembly area, fixtures in foreground
  • Welding Fixture for Notched Tubes
  • Typical robotic welding fixture sub-assembly
  • Progressive die set, upper and lower
  • Exploded view - large progressive die set
  • large progressive die - lower set

Progressive Dies

  • Standard WTP Planisher
  • Testing a planisher
  • Twin Planisher Machines


  • Hydraulic Presses - Heavy Duty
  • Hydraulic Presses - for Japan
  • Custom Hydraulic Presses with Custom Tooling
  • Hydraulic Presses

Presses – Hydraulic Presses, Pneumatic, Electric

  • CNC drilling machine drill bit close up
  • CNC drilling machine part profile
  • huge custom machine
  • drilling machine CAD render
  • CNC drilling machine iso view
  • big machine - many spindles
  • programs for CNC drilling machine

CNC Drilling Machines

  • Tube End Sizer
  • Tube End Sizer without HMI
  • Quick Change ID tooling
    Quick Change ID-Tooling for Tube Sizer Machine
  • Tubes ends sized
    Tubes that have had sizing operations done. Sizing has limits – see the tube on the far right, which has a tear where the diameter couldn’t get larger.
  • A pair of standard DTS tube end sizers
  • Double tube end sizer
    Double Sizer Machine – OD on the left, ID on the right
  • Tube end sizer ID tooling

Tube End Sizing Machines

  • One of our fully automatic welding machines
  • Welding machines with horizontal rotation
  • Partially automated welding machine

Welding Machines

  • A rollover jig for assembly
  • A custom machine - Hydraulic Press
  • Custom machine - hydraulic roller press
  • An automated horizontal hydraulic press
  • Custom machine - pneumatic punch press

Custom Machine & Equipment