|Forum topic by Tilden||posted 05-06-2013 03:29 PM||1344 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
05-06-2013 03:29 PM
I’m just getting started with woodworking, and I’ve already found an amazing number of helpful tips in these forums (thanks!). On the project I’m planning to attempt next, transfer punches seem like they’d be handy. I poked around at Amazon, Woodcraft, Harbor Freight, Grizzly, etc. and they all seem to be selling a very similar set of fractional punches for $10 to $25 or so, and all of those sets get the same crummy reviews (“killed my dog after a single punch!”).
I’m familiar with the idea that big-box stores and discount retailers tend to sell QC-relaxed or despecced items made in the same factory as the “quality” item. My question is: where would I look for well-made transfer punches? Are there stores or brands that have a reputation for quality where these sorts of miscellaneous hand tools are concerned?