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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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Take the batten away, use the centre punch and hammer on the bradawl marks and drill holes for your Rawlplugs.
Playground inspector Dave Jarvis was shocked to find most of the equipment sprayed with graffiti and everything damaged by a metal centre punch or metal bar when he visited the park on Wednesday.
A: Use a centre punch to get the exact centre spot.

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