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Colorado80
12-19-2008, 01:06 AM
Hi Everyone,

I seem to have misplaced my brass drift set and would like to put my front axle back together. Please let me know if you have a brass punch/drift for sale or can lead me to some place that has one. It seems none of the hardware retailers carry these.

Q

DaveInDenver
12-19-2008, 05:17 AM
I make my brass drifts using plain round stock, any decent hardware store should have brass rod. You can make any diameter and length you want. Otherwise, pretty sure I've seen drifts at Tool King.

Jenny Cruiser
12-19-2008, 06:59 AM
Ditto on that. I picked mine up at a metal recycler in Fort Collins. Have them cut it longer than you think you might need. Mine wears down pretty fast.

AxleIke
12-19-2008, 07:19 AM
Craftsman is where I got mine. Only online though.

Romer
12-19-2008, 07:28 AM
I got mine at Harbor Freight

MDH33
12-19-2008, 07:43 AM
I got mine at Harbor Freight

Me too. There's a Harbor Freight store at Sheridan and Hwy 36 near Home Despot.

nakman
12-19-2008, 08:11 AM
Me too. There's a Harbor Freight store at Sheridan and Hwy 36 near Home Despot.

Actually that's a Lowes... HD is further up 92nd by Wadsworth. :D

And I got my brass hammer at Harbor Freight, one of those orange things with brass on one side. My aim ain't so good, and seems to get worse when it's cold out... ;)

timmbuck2
12-19-2008, 08:22 AM
harbor freight no longer carries a brass drift, it has been discontinued. I know because I needed one when I had to re-do my front axle and went to 3 different harbor freights and they all said the same thing. Luckily they found one in the back they had used for something and sold it for $5. :)

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Jacket
12-19-2008, 08:42 AM
Last time I was in Napa (in Louisville) they had brass drifts behind the counter.

MDH33
12-19-2008, 09:06 AM
Actually that's a Lowes... HD is further up 92nd by Wadsworth. :D

..

That's right. :o My memory not so good anymore. Too much :boozer::guapo::smokin::headbang: as a youngster.

Hulk
12-19-2008, 09:53 AM
Last time I was in Napa (in Louisville) they had brass drifts behind the counter.

I have a few from Napa and some from Sears.

Colorado80
12-19-2008, 11:49 AM
Thank guys, I have been to a lot of tool stores today and nothing yet. Called Ace Hardware and Napa, and they seem to be promising. Will find out and keep you posted. Thanks again for the help.

timmbuck2
12-19-2008, 11:53 AM
feel free to drop by and borrow mine if you need to

corsair23
12-19-2008, 01:05 PM
feel free to drop by and borrow mine if you need to


x2 if you are down around the south side this weekend

Inukshuk
12-19-2008, 01:33 PM
feel free to drop by and borrow mine if you need to

x3 - in NW Denver

SteveH
12-21-2008, 01:41 PM
A buddy bought me a brass hammer at Napa (fairly pricey) and I really like it. It works great on cone washers and being a hammer, you just beat on the studs (gently) and you don't have to hold two things or miss and hit your hand with the hammer. I can see places where a drift would be better, but the brass hammer so far has worked every time for me.

Colorado80
12-21-2008, 10:49 PM
Thank everyone for your help and all of your offers. I finally found one at NAPA. My suggestion to anyone who is looking for one, save yourself time and just go to NAPA. Sears is having a clearance on their 3-pack drifts and has sold out of them.

Again, a huge thanks to all that offered to let me borrow their tools and to those that pointed me in the right direction.

timmbuck2
02-27-2009, 03:44 PM
or order from harbor freight
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=37038