At 11:14 AM 2003-01-17 -0600, Dale L Martin wrote:
> > 2. I like the idea of using WD-40 on the punch beforehand. I
> > have noticed
> > they have a definite tendency to rust.
>WD40 is a cleaner, not a lubricant. It's going to dry away. For the
>punches, you might just use some household oil (3-in-1 type)...messy, but
>effective, I believe, at inhibiting rust, etc.
I agree that WD-40 is not a lubricant for a long time. However, I found
that the 3-in-1 types of oils tend to solidify over a period of time, and,
as you say messy. In a punch I would recommend the trial use of a teflon
or a silicon type lubicant. Inert and lasts for awhile.
Chris opr VE7HCB