Top quality pin punch?
February 4, 2011 8:42 PM Subscribe
I need to buy a 1/16th inch pin punch, but I'm lost telling between cheap Chinese shit and top quality.
posted by NotSoSiniSter to Shopping (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
At robotics today (FIRST robotics, fun stuff ;D) I was trying to punch out a pin so i could take something off and replace it. I asked one of our mentors if he had a pin punch
i could borrow to get the pin out. He had one that was a little to big and one that was a little too small. I took both and long story short, i snapped the small one. :/
This mentor is not any old mentor. He owns an automation company and does things there that not many can wrap their head around. Hes a firm believer in USA manufacturing and despises anything made in China or anything thats of poor quality. I'm not too down about breaking the punch, its not like I chewed up the gears in one of his mills or something. But just to show my appreciation for putting up with a bunch of teenagers, I think it will be nice to get him a replacement. :D But if I went to Walmart or some shit and got a some 99 cent punch, it would be worse then not getting him one to begin with.
So, I'm lost in a unfamiliar world. Whats the best 1/16th inch punch I could buy? Lets stay reasonable. I wouldn't spend over 20$ on such a thing. But it has to be of top notch quality that a professional engineer/machinist could use daily.