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Zeb Chamlee

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Hole punch for Neutrik 'D' size holes
« on: October 27, 2007, 04:33:12 pm »

I have tried searching here and on the web, but cannot find anything about a hole punch/knockout tool made for the Neutrik D standard sized hole.  

Does anyone know anything about a place where I could order one (short of having one made)?

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Re: Hole punch for Neutrik 'D' size holes
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2007, 05:29:51 pm »

I use a Greenlee Slugbuster for a 3/4" knockout..just enough room to slide an NL4 chassis mount in.  I believe the actual hold diameter ends up about 15/16"
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John Birchman, CTS

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Re: Hole punch for Neutrik 'D' size holes
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2007, 11:28:23 pm »

The specification is a 23.80mm (0.9370") diameter hole.

A 15/16" hole is 0.9375" and would be about as close as you could get without getting something custom.

John
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Re: Hole punch for Neutrik 'D' size holes
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2007, 11:39:26 pm »

John Birchman, CTS wrote on Sat, 27 October 2007 23:28

The specification is a 23.80mm (0.9370") diameter hole.

A 15/16" hole is 0.9375" and would be about as close as you could get without getting something custom.

John
That might be a tight fit. The drawings of the panel cutouts I've seen show them as being 24mm, or .945" for D series or P series. The combo connectors are 23.8mm. A 15/16" punch might be a little snug, although it may be worth a try. A 1" will be pretty loose. The other option is to have someone with a water jet cutter cut the panels.

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Re: Hole punch for Neutrik 'D' size holes
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2007, 11:53:59 pm »

That information is from Neutrik:

index.php/fa/12020/0/

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Re: Hole punch for Neutrik 'D' size holes
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2007, 11:59:05 pm »

So is this:


index.php/fa/12021/0/

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Re: Hole punch for Neutrik 'D' size holes
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2007, 01:27:16 am »

I use a uni-bit if I'm mounting in aluminum, but there are draw-thru's that will work in steel;

This looks like a good choice:
http://www.irwin.com/irwin/consumer/jhtml/detail.jhtml?prodI d=IrwinProd100141&search=false
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Re: Hole punch for Neutrik 'D' size holes
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2007, 12:01:08 pm »

Thanks for the replies everyone.  I guess I should have been more specific.  I am looking for a punch that also punches the small screw holes on the sides as well.  For some reason, I thought I had seen one once.  Perhaps I am mistaken.

As for water jet cutting, we usually have all our panels custom made and labeled, but occasionally things change or something unexpected comes up and we need to make a hole on site.  We have a hydraulic punch set with a round punch that works for the large hole.  However, if you have multiple connectors to mount, getting all the small holes perfectly aligned get quite frustrating....


Thanks!
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Re: Hole punch for Neutrik 'D' size holes
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2007, 01:18:19 pm »

I think most people who are making panels more than the odd "one off" are having a CNC machine mill the panels.  There is no all in one "punch" that I have heard of for that particular connector hole set.

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