Rob Flinn

Re: Best way to punch IEC panel mount connector in boxes.
« Reply #40 on: April 05, 2018, 11:22:58 AM »
With Greenlee punches you should not only lubricate the threads but also liberally the cutting edges too, it helps keep them nice and sharp.   After all with a  mill or lathe you lubricate the cutting parts too.

I use the 4x  10mm holes & a jigsaw method, mainly because I have them. Having done this a few hundred times now I can actually get it pretty close with the jigsaw so filing is kept to a minimum.   I would try a dremmel if I had one. 

I have a bunch of round punches but as we know the rectangular ones are a lot more expensive.
regards Rob


mutterd

Re: Best way to punch IEC panel mount connector in boxes.
« Reply #41 on: May 02, 2018, 08:40:26 PM »
Hey Jacob - what IEC connectors have you used with this punch - im thinking of making the plunge but i have been sifting thru the fused sockets and havent found a match. Just want to see what my options are.

thanks for the tip!
Timothy



It's supposedly a Greenlee 50125036  - and I haven't seen it any cheaper anywhere..

https://www.alliedelec.com/rs-pro-542302/70639688/

Jakob E.

buildafriend

Re: Best way to punch IEC panel mount connector in boxes.
« Reply #42 on: May 13, 2018, 04:07:10 PM »
You can look at the shape of the punch and then compare it to available IEC inlets aka power inlet data sheets. It didn't take me long to find some matches..

gyraf

Re: Best way to punch IEC panel mount connector in boxes.
« Reply #43 on: May 14, 2018, 02:37:21 AM »
Aah, sorry - it's for e.g. this one:

https://www.monacor.com/products/components/cables-and-plug-in-connectors/mains-supply/aac-150pf/



..but there are many of that type on the market, that will fit the tool cutout..

Jakob E.
..note to self: don't let Harman run your company..

ruffrecords

Re: Best way to punch IEC panel mount connector in boxes.
« Reply #44 on: May 14, 2018, 03:57:34 AM »
I have looked at the RS web site and i an a little confused as to how you would operate this punch. The ones I am familiar with use a chunky Allen key but this one seems to be different.

Cheers

Ian
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'The only people not making mistakes are the people doing nothing'

abbey road d enfer

Re: Best way to punch IEC panel mount connector in boxes.
« Reply #45 on: May 14, 2018, 04:50:08 AM »
I have looked at the RS web site and i an a little confused as to how you would operate this punch. The ones I am familiar with use a chunky Allen key but this one seems to be different.

Cheers

Ian
Far as I can see, this one uses standard hex keys, which seems a more robust and versatile option than Allen keys.
Who's right or wrong is irrelevant. What matters is what's right or wrong.
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gyraf

Re: Best way to punch IEC panel mount connector in boxes.
« Reply #46 on: May 14, 2018, 01:47:56 PM »
Mine just uses a 19mm spanner. And I got an axial pressure bearing for it, to make work a bit easier

Only catch is that you need a 16mm pilot hole

Jakob E.
edit: 19, not 15mm
« Last Edit: May 15, 2018, 03:48:20 AM by gyraf »
..note to self: don't let Harman run your company..

ruffrecords

Re: Best way to punch IEC panel mount connector in boxes.
« Reply #47 on: May 14, 2018, 06:22:34 PM »
Only catch is that you need a 16mm pilot hole

Jakob E.

For which you probably need another punch!!

Cheers

Ian
www.customtubeconsoles.com
https://mark3vtm.blogspot.co.uk/
www.eztubemixer.blogspot.co.uk


'The only people not making mistakes are the people doing nothing'

abbey road d enfer

Re: Best way to punch IEC panel mount connector in boxes.
« Reply #48 on: May 14, 2018, 06:44:21 PM »

Only catch is that you need a 16mm pilot hole
At the beginning of last month, I bought ready-made custom holes from a specialized vendor; however the cost of p&p is prohibitive.  ;)  :-[
Who's right or wrong is irrelevant. What matters is what's right or wrong.
"The important thing is not to convince, but to give pause for thought." (B. Werber)
Star ground is for electricians.

gyraf

Re: Best way to punch IEC panel mount connector in boxes.
« Reply #49 on: May 15, 2018, 03:49:42 AM »
yeah, I hear you - but I had to upgrade my bench drill to get to the 16mm. Only later to discover the idea of reduced-shaft drills  ::)

Jakob E.
..note to self: don't let Harman run your company..


abbey road d enfer

Re: Best way to punch IEC panel mount connector in boxes.
« Reply #50 on: May 15, 2018, 05:34:12 AM »
yeah, I hear you - but I had to upgrade my bench drill to get to the 16mm. Only later to discover the idea of reduced-shaft drills  ::)

Jakob E.
I guess my tentative at nonsense just got unnoticed.
At the beginning of last month, 1st of April I bought ready-made custom holes holes, really?  from a specialized vendor; I guess if you google "holes for sale", you don't get many answers... however the cost of p&p is prohibitive. Indeed, what type of container is likely to pack holes?
Who's right or wrong is irrelevant. What matters is what's right or wrong.
"The important thing is not to convince, but to give pause for thought." (B. Werber)
Star ground is for electricians.

ruffrecords

Re: Best way to punch IEC panel mount connector in boxes.
« Reply #51 on: May 15, 2018, 06:28:51 PM »
I guess my tentative at nonsense just got unnoticed.
At the beginning of last month, 1st of April I bought ready-made custom holes holes, really?  from a specialized vendor; I guess if you google "holes for sale", you don't get many answers... however the cost of p&p is prohibitive. Indeed, what type of container is likely to pack holes?

LOL, I thought you meant you had paid Frank to make the panel for you. He sells holes of all sizes and shapes you know.

Cheers

Ian
www.customtubeconsoles.com
https://mark3vtm.blogspot.co.uk/
www.eztubemixer.blogspot.co.uk


'The only people not making mistakes are the people doing nothing'


Gene Pink

Re: Best way to punch IEC panel mount connector in boxes.
« Reply #53 on: May 15, 2018, 08:50:53 PM »
I guess my tentative at nonsense just got unnoticed.

I figured you were going there, but missed the date reference.

If you need holes, I heard that the Albert Hall is full of them, authentic holes from Blackburn, Lancashire. Thousands of them. ;D

abbey road d enfer

Re: Best way to punch IEC panel mount connector in boxes.
« Reply #54 on: May 16, 2018, 03:51:29 AM »
If you need holes, I heard that the Albert Hall is full of them, authentic holes from Blackburn, Lancashire. Thousands of them. ;D
I know, but according to the reporter "the holes were rather small", and I don't know when they'll be available, cause "they had to count them all"...
Who's right or wrong is irrelevant. What matters is what's right or wrong.
"The important thing is not to convince, but to give pause for thought." (B. Werber)
Star ground is for electricians.

abbey road d enfer

Re: Best way to punch IEC panel mount connector in boxes.
« Reply #55 on: May 16, 2018, 03:57:15 AM »
LOL, I thought you meant you had paid Frank to make the panel for you. He sells holes of all sizes and shapes you know.
customholes.com!  ;D
Who's right or wrong is irrelevant. What matters is what's right or wrong.
"The important thing is not to convince, but to give pause for thought." (B. Werber)
Star ground is for electricians.

gyraf

Re: Best way to punch IEC panel mount connector in boxes.
« Reply #56 on: May 16, 2018, 08:39:02 AM »
 ;D
..note to self: don't let Harman run your company..

ruffrecords

Re: Best way to punch IEC panel mount connector in boxes.
« Reply #57 on: May 16, 2018, 03:09:18 PM »
customholes.com!  ;D

ROFL. Nice one Abbey.

Cheers

Ian
www.customtubeconsoles.com
https://mark3vtm.blogspot.co.uk/
www.eztubemixer.blogspot.co.uk


'The only people not making mistakes are the people doing nothing'

Re: Best way to punch IEC panel mount connector in boxes.
« Reply #58 on: May 19, 2018, 05:46:40 AM »
customholes.com!  ;D

I am VERY weary to click on this link at work!

abbey road d enfer

Re: Best way to punch IEC panel mount connector in boxes.
« Reply #59 on: May 19, 2018, 07:06:41 AM »
I've been informed that the sitenow  accepts only pick-up orders.;reason is they had a problem, the truck carrying large holes went into a pothole and lost part of the cargo. In retreating to recover, the truck fell into the hole.  :(
Who's right or wrong is irrelevant. What matters is what's right or wrong.
"The important thing is not to convince, but to give pause for thought." (B. Werber)
Star ground is for electricians.