Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Col. Harrumph, Jul 1, 2021.
Are starters really necessary?
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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