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Posted: 2/20/2006 11:35:52 AM EDT
This Yugo kit is breaking my tool allowance. Three punches, heat, freezing, a BFH and I finally won. Beat them until they give.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 11:37:57 AM EDT
Hope that picture wasnt taken on the flving room floor.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 11:51:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BJohnson383:
Hope that picture wasnt taken on the flving room floor.

Nope...just a towel covering the kit out on the bench. The wife gives me all the old ones so I can mop up oil and such.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 11:54:47 AM EDT
#1...Dasco pro punches SUCK!

#2...You're doing something wrong!
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 12:03:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/20/2006 12:04:03 PM EDT by corny]
Here's how it goes. Drilled all the way through with the biggest bit without messing up the trunnion. I was peeling the edges in so I could start knocking it out and the piece of crap punch snapped off in the hole (that's where the problem started). I knocked the other rivet out in about 2 minutes. The one with the punch broken off in it was a bear. I redrilled it and broke another piece of crap Dacso punch off again. This time there was enough to pull it out. This is only the second kit I disassembled. Waiting for the receivers so I can start assembly. If there is some secret trick I am all ears. Who makes good punches?
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 1:11:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/20/2006 2:14:57 PM EDT by bryan666999]
I drill through the center of the rivet with a 1/8 bit. Then I step up a to a 5/64 or #21 which is smaller than the rivet yet, but I drill VERY SLOW and with lots of pressure. The bit will grap the rivet, spin it and push out.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 1:35:25 PM EDT
That sounds like a plan on the next build.
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 2:13:48 PM EDT
Actually, let me take back the size. The size to use after 1/8 is 5/64 or a #21. Sorry bout that
Link Posted: 2/20/2006 4:21:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By corny:
Who makes good punches?

I have a set of the Sears Craftsment that have held up fairly well.

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