Look in the Mouser Catalogue. They have the chassis punches in 1/16"
increments through 1" and up to 2 1/2" These are not knock-out punches
for electricians, although Mouser has tohose too. They're real Greenlee
chassis punches. Also if you should get Knock-out punches, be sure
that you understand that a 1/2 inch knockout is acually more like 5/8"
Robin Midgett wrote:
> Chassis punches are available from Home Depot and any electrical
> supply house. Also, search using www.google.com, and I've seen them at
> ham fests, they also appear from time to time on the For Sale-Swap
> reflector, Homebrew reflector, and Amps reflector, all of which have
> searchable archives.
> Depending on the thickness of your chassis, I'd recommend a UniBit
> stepped drill instead of the chassis punch. It is much more versatile,
> less expensive, and makes nice round holes from ~3/16" through 1" in
> various steps, depending on which model you purchase. McMaster-Carr
> will have them, grainger.com also, also at Lowe's & Home Depot. Get a
> can of tapping fluid (cutting fluid, metal specific (steel, alum,
> etc.)) while you're at it to make the stepped drill last longer.
> At 07:39 PM 8/20/2002 -0500, Mark Beckwith wrote:
>> Thanks to everyone who responded, I got excellent answers to both
>> I now understand about the terminals on the lightEning protectors, and I
>> also found what from multiple reports is the best source for
>> fiberglass rod,
>> and is also cheaper than McMaster-Carr.
>> Now can someone tell me where I can get a 5/8" chassis punch cheaper
>> than at
>> Mark, N5OT
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