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Transfer Punches - Neat & Cheap tool


#1

Hi there,

Just got back from a visit to our local Princess Auto Store
(Canadian only sorry) and found the neatest item. They are called
transfer punches and are 5" long and come in a 28 piece set graduated
from 3/32 to inch in 1/64 increments. I have no idea what transfer
punches are but they work great for mandrels for jump rings and round
bezels. At $9.95 Canadian for the set, they even come with their own
stand.

Gerry


#2
        Just got back from a visit to our local Princess Auto
Store (Canadian only sorry) and found the neatest item. They are
called transfer punches 

Transfer punches are available from Harbor Freight Salvage, Northern
Hardware, Industrial Pipe and Steel and innumerable other sources.
I’ve seen the ends slit into so that a wire can catch easily for
winding jump rings. I also use hex end drill bits set which fit into
a high torque, low speed battery powered screw driver, great for
production ring making.

best
Charles


#3
    Just got back from a visit to our local Princess Auto Store
(Canadian only sorry) and found the neatest item. They are called
transfer punches and are 5" long and come in a 28 piece set
graduated from 3/32 to inch in 1/64 increments. I have no idea
what transfer punches are but they work great for mandrels for jump
rings and round bezels. At $9.95 Canadian for the set, they even
come with their own stand. 

Gerry, transfer punches are used to get holes in two seperate pieces
to align. You drill one hole, then place that piece in proper
alignment over the other piece of metal. Put the transfer punch of
the same size as the hole, into the already drilled hole. Tap with a
hammer, and the pointed end of the punch will leave a center punch
mark in just the right position to allow you to drill the matching
hole in the second piece of metal so that hopefully the holes then
line up. And the punches do indeed make great jump ring winding
mandrels for cheap. In addition to auto supply stores (a somewhat
unusual source, actually) Any decent machine tools supplier will
carry them. Enco, MSC, and others, are examples of common sellers.

Peter


#4

Gerry,

Transfer punches are used to transfer hole locations from one part
to another. If you have a bracket with a series of holes, and need to
match those hole locations to another plate for mounting, you just
clamp the two pieces together and use the punch that is the
corresponding diameter to the existing hole and strike. It creates
the point you need to centre punch prior to drilling.

Best Regards.
Neil Goerge
954-572-5829