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Old April 13, 2009, 06:07 PM   #1
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Brass drift punch

Please recommend a set of these.
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Old April 13, 2009, 07:20 PM   #2
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Brownell's has a very good set as does midway usa.
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Old April 14, 2009, 09:08 PM   #3
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Go to your local hardware shop and buy a length of brass bar stock in the diameter you need. Cut to length with a hack saw and file the ends smooth. If you need a 1/8" punch, keep the length short. 4" is plenty.
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Old April 14, 2009, 10:01 PM   #4
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bar stock

Thanks for the tip!
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Old April 15, 2009, 07:32 AM   #5
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For many years, I've been using the hinge pin, taken out of a household interior door's brass hinge.

A new complete hinge, at Lowe's or Home Cheapo, shouldn't run more than $2-$3.

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Old April 15, 2009, 12:00 PM   #6
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A new complete hinge, at Lowe's or Home Cheapo, shouldn't run more than $2-$3.
The only hinges that cheap are brass plated steel hinges.
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