8" hard sector (Was DG S/130 status)
snhirsch at gmail.com
Mon Oct 19 09:20:48 CDT 2015
On Mon, 19 Oct 2015, Chris Elmquist wrote:
> The photos are of the 10-hole punch. We also did a 16-hole as Dwight
> has mentioned and he as a few of those still available.
> Dwight, I double checked the metal and we're both mis-remembering.
> It's not aluminum or stainless but just tool steel that Russ polished.
> You can stick a magnet to it. Therefore, probably keep these out of
> the humidity or they will rust.
Very timely. I had an occasion to drag out my 10-hole punch yesterday and
modify a couple of diskettes for my N*. The first time around I had a lot
of tearing that resulted in the dreaded "hanging chads". When I took a
close look at the die plate I noticed an irregular raised burr around all
the holes. After taking some fine-grit sandpaper to the surface and
leveling the holes it started working a lot better.
Maybe this will be helpful to other users.
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