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Best carto punch or best carto punch technique?
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Best carto punch or best carto punch technique?
Hi,

I'm having trouble making holes of the right size in my cartos. I have tried the hammer and nail and the donut ring and screw punches but too often the hole ends up too big.

Can anyone recommend a reliable technique or punch so I don't waste so much juice and cartos.

This is for an AGR so I can't use the pre-punched cartos which all have a flange as far as I know.

Thanks

Chris
(This post was last modified: 08/05/13 09:06 PM by chrisss. )
08/05/13 09:04 PM
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RE: Best carto punch or best carto punch technique?
Are you getting flooding?

Use pre punched cartos with two holes and use a punch to make one bigger!

I've not had a flood yet.

BTW my punch is just a normal cheap screw in one.

08/05/13 10:16 PM
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RE: Best carto punch or best carto punch technique?
(08/05/13 10:16 PM)noclue Wrote:  Are you getting flooding?

Use pre punched cartos with two holes and use a punch to make one bigger!

I've not had a flood yet.

BTW my punch is just a normal cheap screw in one.

Yes I'm getting flooding. I have a stack of un-punched cartos I'm trying to use up
08/05/13 10:23 PM
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Re: Best carto punch or best carto punch technique?
Go for one of these. Great bit of kit http://gr-modders.com/shop/12-carto-punc...-kir-fanis

08/05/13 10:25 PM
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RE: Best carto punch or best carto punch technique?
I use the Kir fanis carto punch, perfect every time, its idiot proof so im all good! you tighten it as far as it can go and Perfecto!

I make two holes and im using 100% vg

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08/05/13 10:27 PM
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RE: Best carto punch or best carto punch technique?
I have 3 agr tanks and no you can get pre punched boges without the flanges from loads of places although I've not see pre-punched dc cartos withought flanges.

Don't bother with the smok cartos I find they flood almost instantly. I live the agr tanks just wish they were 22mm sothey looked better .

09/05/13 07:23 AM
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RE: Best carto punch or best carto punch technique?
Ditto on agr but the threads aren't as good as an o ring tank and my mint mix cracks anything plastic Sad....I find my 50/50 mix is fine with just one hole.never feel the need for two..I have 3 punches and the Siam one I have is the best for me Smiling

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09/05/13 07:41 AM
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RE: Best carto punch or best carto punch technique?
By the looks of it the kir fanis punch has a washer attached to stop you punching too far into the carto,great idea! Just buy a couple of washers and pop them on your punch till you get the ideal length on yours. Gonna do this myself.

09/05/13 08:08 AM
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Best carto punch or best carto punch technique?
(08/05/13 10:27 PM)HandsomeStan Wrote:  I use the Kir fanis carto punch, perfect every time, its idiot proof so im all good! you tighten it as far as it can go and Perfecto!

I make two holes and im using 100% vg

İmage

+1 for Kir fanis
09/05/13 08:19 AM
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RE: Best carto punch or best carto punch technique?
I slot mine with a dremel style tool, twice Smug , no flooding and looks nice and neat.

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