You did get the milled face framing hammer, correct? What's cool about those is, when you completely miss the punch smacking your thumb instead, it leaves an awesome waffle impression.Starrett Punch Set ordered, now I just need that 8lb framing hammer akitainu recommended.
See, I do pay attention...
We need videos of some of these pin removals😂I swapped mine in May 2020. Initially, I tried a few hammers from small ones you hold in your fingers up to a small sledgehammer. I bent several punches along the way. Never got the pin more than part way out. My frame was starting to show stress on one side.
The Apex Disassembly Fixture is the key. With the fixture, you could probably make almost any hammer and even a cheapo punch get the job done.
I had given up. Apex couldn’t accept my frame to do it themselves due to COVID, so as a last ditch effort, I bought their fixture. The way the fixture aligns the punch with the pin and provides some support to the back side of the frame where the pin is coming out gave me the confidence to really take some home-run swings with the hammer since the frame is protected. A few (very violent, swear-while-swinging) strikes with a regular (1lb?) hammer, the pin was out.