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Old 01-28-2018, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by milomilo View Post
Did you modify a punch to put a convex on the tip so you can stay centered on the stamp?
I did nothing with the stamps.

Originally Posted by bigb View Post
What stamps are some of you using? I've been wanting to get a set that won't break the bank but at the same time not be junk
I think I got these at Harbor Freight
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Old 01-28-2018, 01:01 PM
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‘Cheap’ stamps are okay, but stick to mild steel and softer. If it’s hot rolled, take the scale off before stamping, as the stamps will go thru the scale anyway.

If you’re looking at stamping tool steels(before hardening), stainless and the like, then it’s best to spend the $$ on good stamps.

Working with molds we often have to use ‘reverse’ stamps....always have to really pay attention to what you’re doing with them, especially with wierd part numbers.

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Old 01-28-2018, 05:30 PM
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My young one had to stamp something at work. An old guy gave him a light hammer, then watched. No problem, hold way back on the hammer and give it a good whack. He passed the test.
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