Re: Punch Problem
- I use water-hardening drill rod from McMaster-Carr (mcmaster.com)and
quench in water - I get consistently hard tips so long as I've heated
the metal hot enough. I use a propane torch. I don't know if you need
a business ID with McMaster, but I order from them almost daily and
can get rod for the group if need be.
--- In email@example.com, B K <baggins911@m...> wrote:
> Greetings All,
> Yup, yet another post.
> I sat down this evening with the punches I had made this week to
> working on a die. I think I finished something like 9 punches. The
> 6 of the punches work fine. 3 of them, however keep flattenining
> and are not sinking into the die at all when they are struck. 2
> triangels and a capitol I looking letter stem are the punches I am
> havign problems with. Is this merely a hardening issue? I hardened
> of the punches the same way (glowing red tip, then quench in
> any advice would be appreciated.