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DKS

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Re: new punch tool.
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2013, 08:19:40 AM »
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Another option-
http://roperwhitney.com/punching/2-45.cfm
You can get square,rectangle, etc punches for it.
Depending on hole size,we've used ours (including the "junior")on 16 gauge steel or better.
Harbor Freight sells a cheaper chinese rip-off,but I don't know if Roper punches will fit it.

I've got one of those beasts. Not as useful as they look. In addition to being a rather awkward tool to use, the precision isn't fine enough for punching thin sheet metal, and the holes it leaves in styrene are pretty rough. It's best for punching medium-weight sheet metal, and not much else.
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Re: new punch tool.
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2013, 02:04:29 PM »
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David, thank you for the critique of the Roper Whitney tool!