Bullet puller & generic gunsmithing tip

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  1. RandyP

    RandyP Active Member

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    My tip for very inexpensive no-mar surfaces when tapping out pins/general gunsmithing/gasket hole punching/etc. tasks?

    Go to the nearest megamart/sportinggoodsmart and buy a couple black rubber hockey pucks. Usually the cheapest no-brand ones are under a couple bucks.

    They work great and also make a nice strike surface for a kinetic bullet puller hammer.
     
  2. the morning light

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    Got some pucks laying around in the shed, may as well put them on the work bench and maybe they'll get some use again.
     

  3. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

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    Helluva idea !! I've got a few old pucks laying around also; think I'll mount it to an unused portion of my bench if I can find one.... ;)
     
  4. zkovach

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    i am confused and in need, please explain. Just a heads up i am the opposite of an engineer and amazed by mechanics if that tells you anything.
     
  5. Freebore

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    Excellent tip....using the kinetic puller on a hockey puck is a lot quieter than wacking it on the top of my press

    Thanks for the great idea..

    Happy Holidays :D
     
  6. woolleyworm

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    Next thing ya know, hockey pucks are going to $25 a pop and on back order for 6 months.......... :D:D:D:D WORKS GREAT !!! I put 4 #10 screws from the bottom side of my bench into the puck approx 1/2"; it is solid and makes a nice "target" !
     
  7. RandyP

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    for zkovach,

    the puck is a great portable, inexpensive and virtually indestructable work surface for many projects. You put it on the table/floor whatever and hit it with the kinetic bullet puller rather than marring the floor or your table top.

    If you need to do gunsmithing involving using a punch to remove a roll pin, just drill a 1/4" hole in another puck and place the gun part above the hole and safely punch out the pin. Again, no damage to your kitchen table/work bench and no damage to the gun part.
     
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    heck yeah!!!! merry christmas to me;)
     
  9. gdmoody

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    Randy, thanks for the idea, it would never have occurred to me in a couple of million years. I've never had any use for a hockey puck before, especially here in Georgia.
     
  10. RandyP

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    Noting gdmoodys' sig line.....I carry a gun because carrying a police officer is too hard on my back and they squirm around too much.
     
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