Quality punch set

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by nickel1911, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. nickel1911

    nickel1911 New Member

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    Happy St. Patty's Day!
    Hey all! I'm looking for advise on a good quality punch set that I'll be using on 1911s, glocks, ar15, m&p, and sig. Not sure if mentioning the types of firearms matters but I did just incase. Any advice would be appreciated. Also, should I be using brass only or can I use steel also?
     
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  3. nickel1911

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    I like to use brass whenever I can but there are times when you need steel punches too, especially when the pins are very small. Brass punches can mushroom on you, especially when dealing with small sizes so keep in mind when using 'em and don't feel bad if you bend a few until you get better at it. I like to tap my pins out with lighter taps than looking to get 'em out with one big hit.

    Its not a bad idea to get a few brass sets just to have some fresh ones handy. Always nice to finish a project same night and not have it held up over a snapped brass punch.

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    Hope this helps.
     
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  6. nickel1911

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    Excellent advise. Thank you very much.
     
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    Hey guys. Thanks for the responses on the brass punch sets! I ended up going with the Starrett brass drive pin punches. Just received them today. They were a bit pricey but the quality is excellent. They also come in a nice quality nylon pouch to help protect them from banging into each other.

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