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Forum topic by Lee Barker posted 549 days ago 804 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Lee Barker

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549 days ago

I just noticed it at Highland Woodworking here.

Actually I first noticed it on page 7, lower left corner, in the old fashioned print catalog.

It appears to be a clever idea. I am just wondering if it works on harder woods.

Price seems reasonable.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"


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johnstoneb

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#1 posted 549 days ago

It looks like a modified automatic center punch and they work well on steel so this should work on any wood.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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greg48

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#2 posted 549 days ago

Lee,
I suspect that it would work on dense woods better than soft woods. Give it a try and do a review.

-- Greg, No. Cal.

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Dallas

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#3 posted 549 days ago

I had one but I think it, like my other letter stamps grew legs and wandered off, never to be seen again.

It worked nicely on metal, not as well on softer woods, but would make a decent imprint on really hard wood.

I used it mostly for date and quality stamping.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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racerglen

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#4 posted 546 days ago

Lee, I bought the Lee Valley version some years ago, it’s not too “hard” a hitter, tends to not make
much of a mark on harder stuff, unless I’m not getting the setting right ?
And by harder stuff I mean hard wood. Haven’t had much luck on metal…
I do have the individual stamps and a home bulit clamp for up to 4 letters/numbers that leaves a much better
mark when wacked with a hammer.
Same trouble with the spring loaded centre punches, best I’ve got is a 20 plus year old plastic housing K-Mart one I wish I could get more of ..!

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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BigJerryWayne

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#5 posted 545 days ago

I used some like that for a few years while at American Railcar. They worked well, just didn’t want to miss and hit a hand or finger.

-- An oak tree is just a nut that stood it's ground.

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Lee Barker

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#6 posted 545 days ago

The punch itself would have to be of significant quality for it to work I would think. I have this General and find it to be very good. The tip is replaceable.

HF has one for five, marked down to three. I can’t recommend that.

Meantime I think my world will keep turning properly even if I still have to use my little ball pein hammer and smack my little number punches one at a time. It still reads!

Thanks for your insights and inputs.

Kindly,

Lee

....but if I had an order going to Highland, and I had $20 to go until the freight went up….um….well, I’d most likely….....

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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racerglen

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#7 posted 545 days ago

Good one Lee, world turning properly and the little ball peen..
after my buy, you’ve got it right..

;-)

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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Lee Barker

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#8 posted 545 days ago

Thanks Glen. When I die, someone is going to have to go through my tools and I’d prefer their comment be, “what a great collection of quality tools, and they’ve all been well used and respectfully cared for.” That would be different from, “What a collection of gizmos! Where’d he get this stuff and why did he buy it?”

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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