center punch


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center punch

[′sen·tər ‚pənch]
(design engineering)
A tool similar to a prick punch but having the point ground to an angle of about 90°; used to enlarge prick-punch marks or holes.

center punch

center punch
A hand-held punch consisting of a steel rod, one end of which has a sharp point; used to mark a point on metal, indicating where a hole is to be drilled.
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Use a bit that will easily fit in the center punch dimple for the first step of drilling.
If your lines were drawn out to locate a center punch location, getting the punch right at the intersection of the lines is a matter of skill and good eyesight.
Now I just placed the stock with the lower tang center punch mark on the point of the rod in the vise and positioned the point of the drill bit in the other punch mark.
A There are a number of things you can do the more precisely to locate your center punch marks.
Finally, when you place the point of the center punch on your mark, don't try to come straight down on the mark.
3) Welder Kit: Screen Welding hand, Center Punch, Divider, Tool Fold, Wire Brush, Safety Goggles.

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