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General Tools & Instruments 818 Hardwood Handle Scratch Awl


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Product Description

Product Description

Scribes & Awls Tool Type: Scratch Awl Overall Length: 6-1/2 Material: Alloy Steel Handle Material: Hardwood

From the Manufacturer

This hardwood handle scratch awl fluted handle is contoured for comfortable grip. The alloy steel blade runs through the handle and is securely fastened to both the plated steel ferrule and the cap. The overall length is 6-1/2" with a 3-1/2" blade.

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Technical Details
Part Number 818 (6/CS)
Item Weight3.2 ounces
Product Dimensions8.8 x 3.8 x 3.2 inches
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Item model number818
ColorSteel
Item Package Quantity1
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ASINB00004T7R3
Best Sellers Rank #3,619 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First AvailableJune 15, 2006
  
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By ColsAcq on March 30, 2012
I recently had this item ordered (same item number 818) and it was not what the picture shows. The awl is not long and tapered into a fine point (which is what I need for book-binding), but rather has a short and stubby point. I had to have it altered to work properly.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Major Rook on October 29, 2011
I bought this from a local store I found that sells only products made in America. Previously, I looked at the popular Stanley model, but felt it was too thin and noticed that it was not Made in USA. (at least the ones I found in stores) This scratch awl feels good and solid in my hand. The ferrule goes all the way through the wooden handle and has a nice metal cap on the end so you can give it a tap without worrying about hammering the handle. The tip is quite sharp and is great for scribing lines and punching points as marks or to start screws. I personally prefer the feel and shape of this wooden handle for a scratch awl vs. plastic screwdriver types.

Like I said, it feels great in my hand and the one I bought was Made in USA, but I can't guarantee whether or not the one you buy will also be made in Amercia, as I don't know if General makes these exclusively in the US or not. If you're shopping for a scratch awl, though, I'd highly recommend this one. It's made right and won't disappoint.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By EJK on April 11, 2011
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The metal ring at the junction of the wood and the awl shaft came off--not glued on well enough? Still, this is a great tool and it works well. I use it to punch holes in book board (about the same thickness/strength as chip board) and it works like a charm.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L'Berr's Alter Ego on October 1, 2014
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The pointy end is sharp enough to do what I need done, but it doesn't taper - the photo makes it look like the end is long and skinny, which would allow one to poke a hole and then gradually enlarge it as the item slides up the awl, letting you choose how big to make the hole. That isn't the case: the pointy end is short and very quickly widens out to the diameter of the awl at the handle. It's fine for poking holes in a few layers of paper but there's no way to enlarge the hole, unless you want the hole to be fairly large.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. Moreland on March 29, 2013
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I've just gotten started in making my own books, and this awl is just what I need for punching holes. I had an awl with a plastic handle, but I know this one with it's metal-reinforced handle will be just what I should have had all along. One small note - the handle on the awl I received is a darker wood and matte-finished, not light and glossy like the one pictured, but that makes absolutely no difference to performance.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By PYDOG on October 2, 2013
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Lost my old scratch awl which was this exact model. Couldn't find one like it in the stores. A scratch awl is just the ticket for marking screw holes and even making a pilot hole for small screws. Also, the awl can be used to hold a piece you are attaching while you put in the first screw. Indispensable piece of kit for the home handy person.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R Murphy on November 20, 2013
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Exactly as described. I use it for book binding (punching holes in paper signatures) and for that it works very well. Don't know whether it would be as effective in other applications, but it seems a good quality tool.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ginger Miller on December 18, 2014
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What I received is not the same as what is pictured. This is what you will get... http://www.amazon.com/General-Tools-Scratch-Overall-Length/dp/B002YDTIXG/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1418925726&sr=8-5&keywords=awl+818#productDetails Very blunt end and thick.
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