>>In a message dated 5/19/04 3:06:49 PM, OROBOYZ@aol.com writes:
>>"Stack-cutting of lugs Ken considers "a load of rubbish".
> and Philcycles@aol.com replied:
>They weren't cut. They were punched.
Consider that a typical lug wall thickness is about 1.25mm, so a stack of 12 of them would be about 15mm thick. Now go get your jeweler's saw out and try cutting a Hetchins lug pattern in a chunk of 15mm mild steel. I think you'd quickly agree they were punched. Now that I think of it, if you'd simply harden that chunk of 15mm steel, you'd have half of a punch and die set.
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