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rocannon Platinum Member Frank L
Inconveniently located in the wilderness, OK, USA   USA
1967 MG MGB GT "GT From Hell"
1980 MG MGB "Restored By Photoshop Inc."
Bought an air tool today (my first): hole punch/flanger. Getting ready to put in the new floor pan, and dreading drilling a bunch of holes, I got the tool.

Hooked it up, slipped it onto test sheet metal, and pulled the trigger... a puff of air and nothing else. Rats!! Tried it a couple times more and same old. Then I noticed the nice round discs littering the bench. I was expecting some indication of metal being punched (vibration/metallic sound) but this tool punches holes silently and with no vibration at all; just the puff of air.

Wow!grinning smiley

http://www.astrotools.com/onyx-pistol-grip-punch-flange-tool-with-5-5mm-punch.html



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mg challenged Silver Member Joe Williams
Dana Point, CA, USA   USA
1963 Elva Courier "Project"
Your first air tool?
What were you using your compressor for previously?

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tvrgeek Silver Member Scott S
Hillsborough, North Carolinia, USA   USA
1965 MG MGB
Some are great, and for others I have gone back to electric. Die grinders for example.



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barry s Silver Member Barry Stoll
Alexandria, VA, USA   USA
1972 MG MGB GT
1974 MG MGB
1976 Triumph TR6
1980 MG MGB
Frank - I have the 'straight type' puncher/flanger. Pistol grip configuration seems like it would be awkward.

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albeegreen1 Gold Member bob tresch
bordentown, NJ, USA   USA
1972 MG MGB MkIII "ALBERT"
I have a HF one I hardly used. If any one is interested let me know. Sorry Frank. you should of posted. smiling smiley



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RIRaven Silver Member Dave Wilson
Little Compton, RI, USA   USA
1971 MG MGB GT
1973 MG MGB
I found when doing floors that for me the 1/4" Harbor Freight punch was too small of a hole for happy welding, so I ended up hand drilling 5/16" holes instead. With a really good titanium bit it's really not that much extra work.



Dave

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rocannon Platinum Member Frank L
Inconveniently located in the wilderness, OK, USA   USA
1967 MG MGB GT "GT From Hell"
1980 MG MGB "Restored By Photoshop Inc."
I went to HF to handle both types. Found the pistol grip more comfortable.

Bought elsewhere, as the reviews of the HF offerings weren’t good.

In reply to # 3737797 by barry s Frank - I have the 'straight type' puncher/flanger. Pistol grip configuration seems like it would be awkward.



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rocannon Platinum Member Frank L
Inconveniently located in the wilderness, OK, USA   USA
1967 MG MGB GT "GT From Hell"
1980 MG MGB "Restored By Photoshop Inc."
A REALLY nice guy would have read my mind and sent it to me, unasked. winking smiley



In reply to # 3737850 by albeegreen1 I have a HF one I hardly used. If any one is interested let me know. Sorry Frank. you should of posted. smiling smiley



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