Centre punch
Center punch Center punch, or Centre punch Centre punch (Mech.) (a) A punch for making indentations or dots in a piece of work, as for suspension between lathe centers, etc. (b) A punch for punching holes in sheet metal, having a small conical center to insure correct locating. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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