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Posted: 5/21/2005 10:18:30 AM EST
Looking for a 1/16 roll pin punch that won't bend, or do they all do that?

Gas tube pin is 1/16, isn't it?
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 11:38:16 AM EST
If you find one please post where you got it at. I just jacked one up working on an A2 sight.
Dave
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 11:54:31 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 11:56:34 AM EST
Try a 1/16 drill bit
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 11:58:12 AM EST

Gas tube pin is 1/16, isn't it?


No
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 1:16:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By j3_:

Gas tube pin is 1/16, isn't it?


No



OK, what size IS the gas tube pin?
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 1:17:23 PM EST

Originally Posted By dennysguns:

Originally Posted By DaveMcDonald:
If you find one please post where you got it at. I just jacked one up working on an A2 sight.
Dave



Call Steve at ADCO or go to his website and order one. He has a special punch for AR gas tube roll pins. I use them and endorse them.

Denny



Thanks, Denny! I will do that.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 1:20:35 PM EST
You must be using one of those cheezy Craftsman punches! Ask me how I know!
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 1:26:16 PM EST
I use craftsman. I haven't managed to bend one, but if I do, the replacement is free. Get several if you bend them a lot.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 1:46:20 PM EST
The easiest cure to prevent bending small pin punches is to shorten the punch shaft with a Dremel cutoff wheel so the 1/16" dia portion is 1/2-3/4" long.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 3:40:24 PM EST

Originally Posted By VLODPG:
You must be using one of those cheezy Craftsman punches! Ask me how I know!



No, it's a "Proto"(?), says made in USA. Thought I was safe cause it's not from Taiwan.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 3:41:22 PM EST

Originally Posted By tangeant:
The easiest cure to prevent bending small pin punches is to shorten the punch shaft with a Dremel cutoff wheel so the 1/16" dia portion is 1/2-3/4" long.



But then I lose the little roll pin nipple!?! Gotta have the nipple!
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 3:47:38 PM EST
5/64
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 5:39:01 PM EST

Originally Posted By j3_:
5/64



Ah, no wonder it bent. Thanks for the info.
Link Posted: 5/24/2005 7:37:20 PM EST
Snap On makes a realy nice little 1/16inch roll pin punch. Lifetime warranty!
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