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This shiny, electrolytic tin coated steel is used for tin punching and furniture panels. Sheet thickness is the acceptable thickness for using a sharp pointed tool to punch through the tin or a small rounded point for indenting.
5 Stars Excellent product
Zia Tinman from NM wrote (October 15, 2014):
My previous reviews detail how suitable this product is for teaching tinwork or completing small projects. My only critique was about the shipping of this product. I'm writing to make clear that the shipping issues are addressed. My most recent shipment arrived double boxed and COMPLETELY intact, with no tape on the surface or dents in the metal. I've very impressed and highly recommend this product and the company that delivers it.
5 Stars Happy with it!
foggyleg from NY wrote (December 17, 2013):
Arrived quickly. Haven't used it yet but others have said it was perfect for tin punching. That is my intended use for it.
5 Stars Punched tin, pie safe or Christmas ornaments??
Richard Mock from NC wrote (November 27, 2013):
The tin sheets were perfect of making punches tin stars, snowmen, angles, trees, snowflakes, etc for a Christmas tree full of handmade ornaments.
4 Stars Great for panels
Zia Tinsmith from NM wrote (December 27, 2011):
This tin is perfectly suited for use as a panel or for students. It's relatively light gauge makes it easy to handle. The finish is very uniform, but comes in more like a satin to me, rather than glossy or shiny. It's easy to fold, shows punchwork nicely and solders easily with flux and 50/50 solid core. I'd give it a 5, but I keep having issues with shipping. I've yet to have a shipment that arrived without shipping damage or wrapped in shipping tape that was so difficult to get off, it turned the two outer sheets essentially into packing material. If your project requires every inch of this sheet for the finish, you might want to take that into consideration. Otherwise, I'd expect to lose about an inch and a half to two inches to shipping damage.
5 Stars Solid product for facing panels
Zia Tinman from NM wrote (December 12, 2011):
This is a nice, light gauge tin sheet. The finish is almost satin, but extremely uniform. It solders well with flux and 50/50 solid core. It shows stampwork nicely but is a little thin for heavy stampwork (will start to shape and bend). Easily pierced through with nail sets, etc. I actually use a heavy duty 3-hole paper punch for one project to speed the prep and it slices clean holes with no problems. The panels ship with little edge protection, so there's always a little ship damage, although it's never gone in more than an inch on a corner, but it's enough that it would be tough to hide if you needed every inch for your project. It sometimes ships with this sort of paper-backed reinforced packing tape, and I've yet to figure a solvent that easily allows you to remove it, so again, if you're using the entire sheet in the project, you can consider the front and back sheets as shipping covers.