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#1 Thud_Ally

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 01:46 PM

Ahoy all, now I've decided it's time I upped my scratch building game. I'm just wondering what's the best punch and die set out there in your opinion? I work in all 3 scales. But realistically would probably use it mostly for 1.48th and 1.32nd aircraft. So what would you guys suggest?

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 04:04 PM

I have the Reheat Models Precision Punch and Die Set RH036. Pricey, but has 14 sizes in one tool. I like it!!!


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Posted 01 March 2018 - 04:08 PM

Got a link to where I can pick one up, or someone who carries the stock line?

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 04:09 PM

Ah I found a site. No worries. Dang that is a bit pricey. What's the quality like?

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 09:12 PM

RP Toolz makes some nice sets, but also pricey:

 

http://www.rptoolz.com/?p=196

 

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 10:08 PM

I have both the Waldron and the entire RP Toolz sets - all are great and I use both systems about the same! Best investment I ever made... and, get the hex punch too from RP Toolz... comes in handy!
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Posted 01 March 2018 - 11:02 PM

Yep, it's quite expensive (but remember you get 14 sizes so on a per unit cost it's pretty competitive in price with other brands). It's a high quality tool. I've used mine for about 15 years with no issues. 

 

Ah I found a site. No worries. Dang that is a bit pricey. What's the quality like?



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Posted 02 March 2018 - 12:19 AM

Does anyone have any experience with this one:

 

UMM10_Multi_Shape_Punch_Set.jpg

 

I guess it's not technically a punch and die without the die, but I wonder if it would be effective for punching out little discs, hexagons, and squares of styrene sheet for scratch building.  It's a lot cheaper than alternatives, and I'm sure it's not as good, but is it good enough?


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Posted 02 March 2018 - 11:12 PM

Ah I found a site. No worries. Dang that is a bit pricey. What's the quality like?

  care to share I came up empty



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Posted 02 March 2018 - 11:15 PM

I have a Waldron set - basic - but it's been incredibly useful!

 

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Posted 20 March 2018 - 06:38 PM

found this from harbor freight

https://www.harborfr...-set-95547.html

 

https://www.micromar...Micro-Punch-Set

 

 

http://umm-usa.com/o...hp?cPath=21_145


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Posted 20 March 2018 - 08:36 PM

That harborfreight one has the smallest size of 1/8"/~3mm.  That would be okay for some projects but not small enough for others.  Does anyone have experience with the UMM one I posted above? 


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Posted 20 March 2018 - 10:04 PM

on the other hand the  harbor freight one has larger sizes,  I am tempeted as I already have the waldron and  the hf would be useful for   wheels masks of maybe I should get the shadow circle cutter?



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Posted 23 March 2018 - 03:28 AM

Does anyone have any experience with this one:
 
UMM10_Multi_Shape_Punch_Set.jpg
 
I guess it's not technically a punch and die without the die, but I wonder if it would be effective for punching out little discs, hexagons, and squares of styrene sheet for scratch building.  It's a lot cheaper than alternatives, and I'm sure it's not as good, but is it good enough?


I have this punch set and it does have its uses. It isn’t as sharp as a regular punch a die set BUT, it does allow you to produce some unique shapes. Also, I’ve been able to make rivets as small as .2mm using it and a pin for the punch. That’s much smaller than my smallest punch and die set.

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 09:37 PM

I have this punch set and it does have its uses. It isn’t as sharp as a regular punch a die set BUT, it does allow you to produce some unique shapes. Also, I’ve been able to make rivets as small as .2mm using it and a pin for the punch. That’s much smaller than my smallest punch and die set.

 Thanks for the reply.  I knew someone here had to have tried it.  So, although not as sharp as a traditional punch and die, is it still good enough for punching out discs/squares/hexes from styrene sheet?


Current project: Revell 1/32 Mustang in-flight

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