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bigmark268

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So i was noseing around and jsut stumbled accross these. They do seem awsome for universal sized rivets, bit pricey though. But i saw this and was like im sure someone else may be interested in this. So here they are

MN029 MINI PUNCH & DIE SET PT.6
http://umm-usa.com/o...0d5b5ad9ff4f270

MN030 MAXI PUNCH & DIE SET PT.11
http://umm-usa.com/o...0d5b5ad9ff4f270

MN031 HEXAGONAL PUNCH & DIE SET PT.4 "Hex"
http://umm-usa.com/o...0d5b5ad9ff4f270

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I'm liking the hex punch. Hopefully they come back in stock soon. :thumbs

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I am sooo gonna buy those! :biggrin I MUST have!! :sowhat
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Similarly I love the hex punch... but damn those are expensive! Has anyone found any cheaper alternatives?

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Those would be awsome, but as Murrdox said, they're a little out of my price range for something like that. A cheeper alternative would be nice. Thanks for sharing.
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It would also be nice to see a UK stockist :crybaby

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Has anyone found any cheaper alternatives?


I bought this punch set from Micromark a few years ago:
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http://www.micromark...H-SET,8603.html

Not exactly cheaper but Micromark runs sales fairly regularly, I got mine for 20% off. I look at it as an investment in my hobby; hold off on that extra battlewagon and the price isn't bad for a tool you can use repeatedly.

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That looks like a decent one! But I'd much rather have a smaller one.. Like for non-vehicle mini's and the like! :rolleyes
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If you have the motivation then here's a tutorial on how to build your own punch and die set.

I myself have the Micromark punch posted by jackdoud but I also made a dedicated 0.5mm punch and die set very easily using the techniques from that tutorial.

I had been put off building a whole set because I could not find decent sets of tiny punches that weren't going to cost at least as much as a professional punch and die set but it occurs to me now that a cheap set of HSS drill bits could be used to drill the holes and then the flat ends used to punch the rivets.

Edit: In fact the tutorial even suggests using the same drill bits as punches so I don't know why I didn't notice that earlier :scowl
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Great tutorial Nexus. I did see something similar that used a small allen key to punch out hex bolts. Can find the link anymore but it was a similar process as mentioned in yours. Think the guy sharpen the allen key end to a proper 90 degrees and punched it through a hole just a little larger than the key width. I'll have to give these a try soon.
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