Pad punch prices?


Gonna start experimenting with homemade pads soon.
For those of you that have lathes, how much would it cost me to get a set of punches? I’d like to start with just the .555 size punches first.

Thanks :slight_smile:


You may be able to find some on eBay or Harbor Freight. It may be hard to find someone to machine something, for you, on here.


I have also been researching making .555 pads. I found some hollow punch sets online and I will be hitting up harbor freight this weekend to check on theirs.

Let me know if you need any help since im going to try doing the same thing. :slight_smile:


What sizes should I be getting?
I’m thinking either 13mm or 14mm for the inside one, but I’m not sure what the outer diameter is.


If you plan on making them for C sized bearings get the 14 mm. Why don’t you just measure an existing pad?


Yeah I did that. I was being dumb :-X