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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?

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