OT: Good deal on knockout punch set
tothwolf at concentric.net
Thu Oct 19 23:37:39 CDT 2006
On Thu, 19 Oct 2006, James Rice wrote:
> On 10/19/06, Chuck Guzis <cclist at sydex.com> wrote:
> > Maybe these'd be okay with aluminum or very mild steel. Sigh.
> > Probably the same Chinese boron steel that makes bolts snap off if you
> > look at 'em sideways.
> I was an electrician for 27 years. Greenlee makes good punches but even
> those can be broken and have the threads stripped. For what I need at
> this momoent, the cheap ones will punch the two or three holes a year I
> need. If I need more, I'll invest in a new Greenlee hydraulic
> SlugSplitter set.
I just wish they made the SlugSplitter series in sizes larger than 2". If
you want the larger sizes, you have to use the regular SlugBuster punches.
I have to agree with other folks though, Greenlee makes some of the best
punches around. I can't say the same for some of their other tools, but
every manufacturer has their specialty.
> I've always regretted selling mine after I quit the business.
They turn up regularly on eBay. You can get them in like-new condition for
about half retail or less. You do have to watch out though, some sellers
will repaint the case and tooling to make it look better than it is.
Also, just for general reference, the newer punch designs are called the
SlugBuster SC and SlugSplitter SC. I'm not sure I really like the newer SC
design myself, as they look like they would be less durable long-term.
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