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Offline wvtools

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Re: Sunday Estate Sale
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2018, 06:44:58 PM »
My Sellens tool dictionary is packed away for a tractor show that I am going to, but I think the punch on the left is called a round punch and the punch on the right is a backing out punch.

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Re: Sunday Estate Sale
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2018, 07:44:37 PM »
Sellens confirms that is a Backing Out Punch.
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Offline Mike H

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Re: Sunday Estate Sale
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2018, 10:40:59 AM »
Cool, the edge-a-macation continues.
Are you guys telling me that neither of these tools is intended
be used to punch a hole through a piece of red hot metal?
Or is this a secondary use?
I will have to check out the Sellens Tool Dictionary you mention.

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Re: Sunday Estate Sale
« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2018, 12:55:21 PM »
Nice job on the hammers Mike.


Those aren't hammers, they are struck tools. Meant to be struck to do their intended work.


I'd say the 1" is more of a straight punch, meant to be used to knock out large bolts on machinery rather than to punch a 1" hole in hot metal. Usually when the punch is straight sided, it is a backing out punch. Warren made lots of tools like this for various industrial uses. Blacksmith hot punches are usually tapered in profile.

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