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tangodown
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New Brunswick, Canada
Joined: August 08, 2018
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Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 01:36 PM UTC
Hey Guys,
I'm looking for a punch and die set. Can someone point me in the right direction? Everywhere I look they seem to be either out of production or out of stock.
Cheers,
Cam
Vicious
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: September 04, 2015
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Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 02:14 PM UTC
RP tools for the fancy and $$$ ones or UMM-USA a lot cheaper but you get what do you pay...i have the UMM does the job but i am not a real scratch builder

http://www.rptoolz.com/?page_id=170

http://umm-usa.com/onlinestore/index.php?cPath=21_145&osCsid=410241b8b89f0e420d8485f2358fd117
18Bravo
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 20, 2005
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Posted: Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 03:01 PM UTC
For the cost of a cheap drill bit set at Harbor Freight (or an expensive Craftsman set if you're so inclined) and some scrap material, you can make your own - bigger, better, cheaper, and have the satisfaction of having done it yourself.
And you don't have to wait for shipping.
tangodown
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New Brunswick, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 11:41 AM UTC
Thanks guys for the info. Ive ordered the RP P and D's.
Cheers!!
mogdude
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 11:27 AM UTC

Quoted Text

For the cost of a cheap drill bit set at Harbor Freight (or an expensive Craftsman set if you're so inclined) and some scrap material, you can make your own - bigger, better, cheaper, and have the satisfaction of having done it yourself.
And you don't have to wait for shipping.



A link to a how to do that ?
Kevlar06
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Washington, United States
Joined: March 15, 2009
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Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2018 - 12:20 PM UTC
Have you looked at Micro-Mark? they have a fairly good one for about $35-- I've had mine for about 15 years now and it does the job just fine.
VR, Russ
southpier
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Alberta, Canada
Joined: December 11, 2009
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Posted: Monday, July 22, 2019 - 02:14 PM UTC
Tamiya makes individual punches. they're okay for occasional use. and more moderately priced than precision sets. I believe there are 4 sizes total.

Tamiya - Modeller's Punch (2mm/3mm) # 74122