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General Tools & Instruments 87 Pocket Automatic Center Punch

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  • Spring-operated automatic center punch
  • Designed for punching, marking, scribing and starting nail or screw holes
  • Lightweight aluminum body with replaceable alloy steel point
  • Adjusts for light or heavy markings; pencil slim design with a pocket clip
  • 8.6 inches long; weighs 5.4 ounces
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Product Description

Pocket Automatic Center Punch, Punches, Marks, Scribes and Starts Nail Or Screw Holes, Lightweight Aluminum Body With Replaceable Alloy Steel Point For Long Wear, Adjusts For Light Or Heavy Markings, Pencil Slim Design With Pocket Clip.

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Use this automatic center punch from General Tools to precisely punch material for drilling and layout work. This spring-operated tool drives a hard point in a single one-handed operation that eliminates striking a punch with a hammer. This pocket punch is designed for punching, marking, scribing and starting nail or screw holes. It has a lightweight aluminum body with replaceable alloy steel point for long wear. It adjusts for light or heavy markings, and has a pencil-slim design with a pocket clip.

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Technical Details
Part Number 87
Item Weight1.1 ounces
Product Dimensions8.6 x 3.1 x 1.6 inches
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Item model number87XXX
StylePocket
Item Package Quantity1
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Additional Information
ASINB00004T7RJ
Best Sellers Rank #199,314 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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Date First AvailableFebruary 17, 2007
  
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By rtk11226 on January 2, 2008
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This little punch works better than I would have expected for the price. I bought it as a backup to my Starrett punch but find I am using it more. It's light weight makes it convenient to keep in a shirt pocket.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 9, 2010
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Nice exterior build.
This device depends on a slightly bent interior rod eventually finding a hole to "snap" into. I got a lemon..... the rod is straight...every time I try to use the punch, the interior rod slips effortlessly into the hole...hence NO SNAP! The snap is what imparts the punch impulse to the device..... It works perhaps 1 time out of 20. Useless! Too much pain to return. Whatever happened to quality control?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Just Some Guy on January 7, 2011
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I used it twice. The second time was to show a friend how cool an automatic centre punch is... and the tip broke right off... he laughed at me!!!

Don't bother with this one - move on!

Returned for refund.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 1, 2004
This is the best punch money can buy...PERIOD!!!. FLAWLESS operation. works better than any overpriced snap-on punch or any cheap bulky $1.99 punch.The slim pencil design is by far superior to anything in existance. It is that good!!Think About It..
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By W. Ivey on September 22, 2012
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Bought one almost exactly two years ago to the date it stopped working. Used it regularly but not every day. Up to then it worked OK, with only the rare misfire. Pressure adjustment was adequate - could be adjusted to work on metal or hardwood (on softwood you don't really need the automatic feature, just push). If you need something day in and day out, spend twice as much and get something durable with replaceable tips, it'll be worth it. If you only need it occasionally, or just want a "window breaker", it's fine. (I'm replacing this with a Lisle 30280 - it's barely more expensive and has replaceable tips, we'll see how it holds up.)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ron Walsh on November 1, 2011
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I should have known better than to order one of the cheapest center punches that I could find. After I took the punch out of the package, I did a test punch, just to insure that it worked without any problems. For the initial punch it did work, albeit a light punch. It was not until a week or so later that I went to use the punch again, and this time it did nothing, no matter how I adjusted it or how hard I depressed the punch.

Do yourself a favor, purchase the Starret automatic center punch that Amazon has listed. It will provide you with a lifetime of trouble free service.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Parker on February 7, 2012
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Well I guess I got skunked on this one,The rod broke after some very light use (wood. sheet metal) and now I can't even find a replacement part. I went ahead and bought a Starrett for about $10 more.This product was really nice to have and light weight but the quality and durability was poor. I was surprised when the tip came sliding out of the barrel and I could see that it had broke at the top, oh well, I guess I can still use it as a scribe.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Saint on August 31, 2009
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It has a thin sharp point which makes it easy to be accurate compared to other heavy thick pointed punches. I prefer to use an Incra ruler and if you have to use a punch, this works quite well. Light and easy to carry in a shirt pocket and very satisfied with the low price. Would definitely buy another.
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