• General Tools 87 Pocket Automatic Center Punch
General Tools 87 Pocket Automatic Center Punch

General Tools 87 Pocket Automatic Center Punch

SKU:HA004T7RJ
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£36.00
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£60.00
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  • Hardened tool steel tip is replaceable
  • Works on metal, plastic, wood and other materials
  • Made in China
  • 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

Customer Reviews

I must have got a bad one. Over the years I've used the automatic center punches both the larger diameter size and the slimline, like this one.This one was not very good - I don't know if it was just mine or this particular design had problems.The adjustment screw at the top was useless for what it was supposed to do both for accuracy and consistency .I eventually, after not using it that much, threw it away. 1Rarely Snaps 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? 1Good performance, great quality. As far as performance is concerned, it's good. There are probably some more expensive models out there that may be a bit more precise, however, I'm not personally using it for any precise work. If there is a difference between this and other, perhaps more expensive/exclusive brands I don't think it would be so much so as to warrant much higher of a price.For the price, the performance is great, and the portability makes it something you can always have on hand if need be. Very durable and quality feel to it as well. Great value for the money. 5Favorite center punch Lost my old one after years of use and had to get the same one again. Well made and will last a lifetime. 5Worked exactly one time. 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. 1Should have listened to the Pros. 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. 2Five Stars greatr 5and not always for the better. The "new" #87 is considerably thicker (especially in ... Just NOT the same!I have a #87 that is well over 30 years old. It was a finely made precision instrument, that eventually just wore out, so I bought a replacement.Time changes everything, and not always for the better. The "new" #87 is considerably thicker (especially in your hand), clunky, not well made, and imprecise. The load spring on the new one applies way too much pressure, so the impression it punches is too deep and distorted.The old one was marked "U.S.A." in several places, and the new one is a piece of Chinese crap...NO MORE General Tools for me...at least nothing bought new, or at the very least sight unseen.MF 2Handy Small Center Punch A very nice little auto center punch. It tends to ride around in my pocket, and is ideal for the smaller softer materials (polycarbonate, styrene, brass, etc.) I usually work with. I have two full-sized auto punches, but they are too big to tote around and tend to smash plastic pieces. This one works nicely. The point is replaceable, and is a standard 1/8" diameter. I make extra tips with old cutting burr shafts - grind a small groove and add a single turn of spring wire and make your own riveting head or prick punch or whatever.That being said, it does occasionally misfire. 4General Tool 87 NOT! It does function so far. With that said, it is not the GT 87 model which is 8.6" long. It is only 5 3/4" long. Not the end of the world, but really bothers me that it's listed and sold as something it's not. Not worth the hassle to return for refund, so I should have bought from a local merchant to insure that I get what I pay for. 3
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Description
  • Hardened tool steel tip is replaceable
  • Works on metal, plastic, wood and other materials
  • Made in China
  • 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
Reviews

Customer Reviews

I must have got a bad one. Over the years I've used the automatic center punches both the larger diameter size and the slimline, like this one.This one was not very good - I don't know if it was just mine or this particular design had problems.The adjustment screw at the top was useless for what it was supposed to do both for accuracy and consistency .I eventually, after not using it that much, threw it away. 1Rarely Snaps 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? 1Good performance, great quality. As far as performance is concerned, it's good. There are probably some more expensive models out there that may be a bit more precise, however, I'm not personally using it for any precise work. If there is a difference between this and other, perhaps more expensive/exclusive brands I don't think it would be so much so as to warrant much higher of a price.For the price, the performance is great, and the portability makes it something you can always have on hand if need be. Very durable and quality feel to it as well. Great value for the money. 5Favorite center punch Lost my old one after years of use and had to get the same one again. Well made and will last a lifetime. 5Worked exactly one time. 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. 1Should have listened to the Pros. 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. 2Five Stars greatr 5and not always for the better. The "new" #87 is considerably thicker (especially in ... Just NOT the same!I have a #87 that is well over 30 years old. It was a finely made precision instrument, that eventually just wore out, so I bought a replacement.Time changes everything, and not always for the better. The "new" #87 is considerably thicker (especially in your hand), clunky, not well made, and imprecise. The load spring on the new one applies way too much pressure, so the impression it punches is too deep and distorted.The old one was marked "U.S.A." in several places, and the new one is a piece of Chinese crap...NO MORE General Tools for me...at least nothing bought new, or at the very least sight unseen.MF 2Handy Small Center Punch A very nice little auto center punch. It tends to ride around in my pocket, and is ideal for the smaller softer materials (polycarbonate, styrene, brass, etc.) I usually work with. I have two full-sized auto punches, but they are too big to tote around and tend to smash plastic pieces. This one works nicely. The point is replaceable, and is a standard 1/8" diameter. I make extra tips with old cutting burr shafts - grind a small groove and add a single turn of spring wire and make your own riveting head or prick punch or whatever.That being said, it does occasionally misfire. 4General Tool 87 NOT! It does function so far. With that said, it is not the GT 87 model which is 8.6" long. It is only 5 3/4" long. Not the end of the world, but really bothers me that it's listed and sold as something it's not. Not worth the hassle to return for refund, so I should have bought from a local merchant to insure that I get what I pay for. 3
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Return And Refund Policy
  • Return or exchange requests can be made within 10 days of the delivery date.
  • To return or exchange any items, please email us at info@directnine.uk, clearly mentioning your order number and our customer support team will guide you on the process.
  • To be eligible for return, products must be in the exact condition you received them in. All packaging material must be undamaged and unused with the price tags intact.
  • Orders can be cancelled before dispatch. If the order has already been dispatched, cancellation fees might be charged.
  • Due to the nature of the products that we sell, we will not be able to replace or refund unwanted items if they have been opened or any seals are broken.
  • The refund will not include the import duties or the cost of delivery or return postage.
  • If your refund is approved, then it will automatically be credited to the original method of payment, within 7-10 days.
  • DirectNine reserves the right to alter and enforce this Return and Refund Policy at any time without having to serve a prior notice to users.
Delivery Policy
Shipment tracking ID will be provided after your product(s) is dispatched. The delivery date stated is indicative and subject to availability, payment authorization, verification, and processing. In case your product(s) is not delivered due to an incorrect or invalid address, we will not be able to process any claims. However, we will notify you if it is returned to us.

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