Check your punches and see if you got one of each. A friend of
mine bought a HF set and got two 11mm and no 12mm.
I had just purchased one of these doming sets on sale at the local
H.F. store the day before this thread began. All the punches and all
the holes in the block were present and accounted for, nothing
missing or duplicated. Everything metal was coated with some really
slimy brown oil that looked and smelled like used motor oil. It
cleaned up nicely with just paper towels And the finish on the
punches isn’t too bad–some very fine machining marks on the bigger
ones, but nothing awful. Maybe I just got lucky, but apparently not
all of the H.F. doming sets are defective.
At the same time, I also bought a tube flaring/cutting/bending kit
and a small tap & die set which were both also on sale. I think
the first time I’ve ever gone into a tool store with a list and found
everything I wanted on sale all at once!
Question–what kind of hammer should I use with the doming set?
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