Locate Holes More Accurately with a Scratch Awl

Locate Holes More Accurately with a Scratch Awl

It’s easier to center your drill bits on a hole location when the center has been marked with a scratch awl.

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  • JOhnny

    That’s great and as a 68 year old wearing glasses it is difficult at time to line the forner bit up. What I have done for a while is to put a regular drill bit in the drill press and drill a small, maybe 1/16th or so, hole in the center mark then change to the forsner bit. works every time.

  • richflynn

    Harbor Freight sells a machinists spring loaded punch. Item #621 at about $4. Just a gentle push and the punch does the rest. It leaves a very nice starting dimple that can be found by feel.