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    Round punch - video

    Round punch. By Rigoni Ironworks. 7:06 video:




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    It looks to me like that hammer or punch head may be a bit heavy for a simple, tappy-tappy friction fit. I have a mental image of someone taking a good, long swing and that head launching across the shop. No wedge required to hold that head on the handle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by N00b Machinist View Post
    It looks to me like that hammer or punch head may be a bit heavy for a simple, tappy-tappy friction fit. I have a mental image of someone taking a good, long swing and that head launching across the shop. No wedge required to hold that head on the handle?
    Isn't it true that punches aren't swung like a hammer? I thought they were held in position by the handle and struck on the top with a separate hammer to drive them through the workpiece. Am I wrong?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mklotz View Post
    Isn't it true that punches aren't swung like a hammer? I thought they were held in position by the handle and struck on the top with a separate hammer to drive them through the workpiece. Am I wrong?
    Marv is correct - but to noob's point I did notice some of the other tools in the "hammer rack" were wedged, including one of the flatters which is used in a similar fashion to the hot punch. Personally I'd want the handle wedged just so if I was rough dropping it back in the rack, I'd have confidence that the handle would remain in the head.



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