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The point will not be perfectly round.

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The following photos show a real center punch and a punch made from a piece of drill rod. In the second photo, notice how much sharper the point of the ground center point is. An Optical Center Punch: An optical metal workshop tools can be useful in finding the precise intersection of two scribed lines.

It has a magnifier that fits tightly in a metallic base. You use the crosshairs or center spot used metal workshop tools other optical center punches in the magnifier to align the base. When you have it aligned, you remove the eye piece and replace it with the center punch.

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Then you hit the center punch to mark the spot. If desired, you can go back the optical piece to check for proper placement and depth of punch.

The next 4 photos show the Veritas optical center punch in it's case, set up for sighting the mark, setup for punching and the fourth photo shows the view through the eyepiece.

As you metal workshop tools see, the eyepiece will show you the intersection very clearly.

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It's actually much metal workshop tools than in the photo perfectly clear and in focus metal workshop tools entire sight area but it was somewhat difficult to capture with a camera.

I generally set the punch with the crosshairs as shown then turn it until the black lines completely obscure the scribed lines. It's sometimes difficult to see the precise center of very fine scribed lines when the crosshairs are oriented in on top of the lines.

The crosshairs are not perfectly centered on the scribed lines in the photo. To prevent movement when making a mark on a narrow piece of stock or near the edge of a piece of stock, you should place another piece of stock of the same thickness against the side of the one being marked.

The rubber o-ring in this punch's base is very soft and it's easy to get off a bit if you don't have a solid surface for it to sit on.

In many instances, a standard electric drill will provide good enough results when you need to drill a hole. One problem with using a hand held drill is that it's difficult to get the center-line of the hole perfectly perpendicular to metal workshop tools surface of the workpiece.

If precision is important when drilling a hole, you need to use a drill press or a mill or a metal workshop tools When properly set up, a good quality drill press can allow you to drill holes that are very nearly perfect.


The drill press below is an old Harbor Metal workshop tools piece that's seen better days. It still works but you have to be careful with precise operations because there is so much runout in the bearings metal workshop tools spindle.

On the right, I've rotated the head around from the previous photo. I have to mount the vise on the base of the press because it's too large to fit on the table.


When working on a drill press, you will often need to hold a workpiece in a vise.

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