Qty:1
General Tools & Instrumen... has been added to your Cart

Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$12.87
+ Free Shipping
Sold by: BIC Warehouse
Add to Cart
$12.94
+ Free Shipping
Sold by: MidAtlantic Merchant
Add to Cart
$13.70
+ Free Shipping
Sold by: Gatzies
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

General Tools & Instruments 87 Pocket Automatic Center Punch

4.2 out of 5 stars 29 customer reviews

List Price: $14.88
Price: $12.87 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $2.01 (14%)
Only 19 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
  • Enter your model number above to make sure this fits.
  • 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
See more product details
47 new from $6.68
$12.87 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details Only 19 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • General Tools & Instruments 87 Pocket Automatic Center Punch
  • +
  • General Tools & Instruments 88CM Tungsten Carbide Scribe and Magnet
  • +
  • TEKTON 6580 Automatic Center Punch
Total price: $24.06
Buy the selected items together

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Working on a home project? Need some help? Check out Amazon Home Services and get a $20 Amazon Gift Card when you book your first service. Learn more


Product Description

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.

Amazon.com

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.

Product Information

Technical Details

Part Number 87XXX
Item Weight 1.1 ounces
Product Dimensions 8.6 x 3.1 x 1.6 inches
California residents Click here for Proposition 65 warning
Item model number 87XXX
Style Pocket
Item Package Quantity 1
Warranty Description Manufacturer

Additional Information

ASIN B00004T7RJ
Customer Reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars 29 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #38,450 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#37 in Home Improvement > Power & Hand Tools > Hand Tools > Punches > Pin Punches
#3,001 in Home Improvement > Contractor Supply
Shipping Weight 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More
Date First Available February 17, 2007

Warranty & Support

Warranty, Parts:Parts

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Verified Purchase
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.
Comment 4 of 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Verified Purchase
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?
Comment 3 of 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Verified Purchase
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.
Comment 3 of 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
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..
Comment 6 of 8 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Verified Purchase
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.)
Comment 1 of 1 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Verified Purchase
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.
Comment 1 of 1 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Verified Purchase
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.
Comment 1 of 1 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Verified Purchase
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.
Comment 1 of 1 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
General Tools & Instruments 87 Pocket Automatic Center Punch
This item: General Tools & Instruments 87 Pocket Automatic Center Punch
Price: $12.87
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

Want to discover more products? Check out these pages to see more: acme hole punch, general tools and instruments pocket, 8 inch long steel nail