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Old 04-16-2018, 04:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have had great success with simply using a Harbor Freight Punch Press Set. I grind a slot in whatever dimeter punch I need, grind down a nail to fit the slot, and use a collet chuck to hold the punch.

With the set, I have every size I need for any pen, it costs less that $15.00 for the entire set, and they still work as punches!
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