I used a prick punch
to make indentations in the aluminum on either side of the stirrup bar to stake the stirrup in place.
You want to drill out all but the outer skin of the heater, allowing you to slip a prick punch
behind the skin, bend it in far enough to grasp it with needle-nose pliers, hose it down with WD-40, and work it out.
When using a carbide hole saw to drill through tile, chip the glazed surface with a prick punch
to help stabilize the pilot bit.
Staking carrier key screws is best done using a specialty tool but can be, for effect, done with a prick punch
Metal-stippling punches can be easily fabricated from a prick punch
or a 1/8- to 5/32-inch starting punch.
Layout and drill holes an inch or so in from the ends and at the center of all the pieces using a ruler, square and prick punch
Using a prick punch
, you can make the dimple protrude more so the lifter can't droop as much.