MGW sale

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Col. Harrumph, Jul 1, 2021.

  1. Col. Harrumph

    Col. Harrumph Member

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    Midwest Gun Works is running a sale and it seemed to me it's time I bought a roll pin punch set. Two choices: less expensive and more so. The $$ set includes a hammer I don't need and a set of punch starters. Otherwise they're the same.

    Are starters really necessary?
     
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    rbernie Contributing Member

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    I find them useful when there's not enough room for me to hold / align the pin by hand. They're the sort of thing that you don't know that you need until you have them, and then you wonder why you never had them before.
     
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  3. Col. Harrumph

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    Thanks!
     
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    Starters are good if the pin is a tight one. Cupped end starters are handy as well.
     
  5. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    I like them.
     
  6. a5werkes

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    There seems to be two different conversations about "starters".

    There are punches that have varying apertures that retain pins (either solid or roll pins) to start them squarely into place without peening their ends, these are "starter pin punches".

    There are punches that mostly are tapered but some are short shaft parallel pin punches to initiate / finish a solid roll pin movement into / out of a hole. Some dome shaped punches are also starter / finishing punches because their tapered shaft will deform the pin retaining hole if used deeper than a few millimeters.

    Some examples of the differences.

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