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PostPosted: 15 Feb 2017, 16:48 
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Recently came across this site, http://www.capewatch.co.za/category/precision-tools
I was looking for a small fine tooth saw. Here is what I found, http://www.capewatch.co.za/category/pre ... saw-frames, needless to say I bought a piercing saw and blades. Their tools are affordable with a good variety to choose from. I could not get what I wanted from hobby shops.
Browse the site you may just find something you need.

I am looking for a small diameter punch set, anybody know where to find such a set?

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PostPosted: 15 Feb 2017, 17:20 
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Found a small diameter punch set, however at 70 Euro excluding shipping to good old RSA, the price is to much.
http://rptoolz.unas.hu/en/sct/0/

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Also bought from Capewatch. Got my magnifying glasses head set thingy from them. Hobby shops charge 5 times for the same thing.


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Hi Johan,

JohanRed wrote:
I am looking for a small diameter punch set, anybody know where to find such a set?


Pegasus Hobby Supplies has a RP Toolz 0.5mm to 2.0mm punch and die set for R1350.00.

A little more than the 70 Euros you mentioned but they are the only source of these tools in South Africa that I know of.

- https://www.pegasushobbysupplies.co.za/

Drifter wrote:
Hobby shops charge 5 times for the same thing.


You have to be very practical and sensible with your purchases from hobby shops these days.

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PostPosted: 17 Feb 2017, 11:20 
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Hi Stratobat,
Thanks for the info, based on today's Euro price R13.87 X 70 = R970.90 without shipping and local customs charges I think the local price is reasonable.
Amazing how needs expand with our hobby. Never enough tools!!!
I also make my own small tools although very basic stuff. 4 & 6 inch nails make very handy chisels if sharpened to a knife like edge do fine trimming on seams and to remove parts from part trees. Gives a clean cut and very little sanding needed. Rechargeable electric tooth brush makes a good little orbital sander. Cut the brush off glue a piece of rubber on, trim and glue the sand paper on the rubber. (wet or dry sanding)

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Hi Stratobat,
Seems to me that Pegasus hobby supplies has been the best kept secret.
I am rather "the thunder in" (cannot say it in Afrikaans will be rude) because I have ordered from RP productions in the past and paid shipping and customs fees.
All the while the stuff is available locally.

Should have started chatting on the forum a long time ago. However, I have learnt a lot from some of the guys who are really talented.

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Hi Johan,

Glad I could be of assistance :smt023

Having a browse through Cape Watch's catalogue - Their copper/ brass granules might be a good substitute for nose weight instead of putty, nuts and bolts :idea:

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