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Adjustable Heavy-Duty Automatic Center Punch with Replaceable Steel Point

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  • One-handed tool makes accurate marks without needing a hammer
  • Durable all-steel body, finger grip and rust-resistant finish
  • Can be used for emergency vehicle escape by breaking windows
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About This Product

General Tool's largest, most robust Center Punch is the professional's choice for marking and staking the toughest metals. The one-handed operation makes accurate marks without the need for a hammer. In addition, the amount of impact force can be adjusted for working with lighter materials. Includes a threaded, replaceable steel point. The General Tools Heavy-Duty Automatic Center Punch is ideal for machinists and automotive repair pros.

Highlights

  • Our largest, most robust center punch is the professional's choice for marking and staking the toughest metals
  • One-handed operation makes accurate marks without the need for a hammer
  • Amount of impact force can be adjusted for working with lighter materials
  • Includes a threaded, replaceable steel point
  • Can be used for vehicle emergencies as a side window rescue glass breaking tool
  • All-steel body with knurled finger grip and rust-resistant black oxide finish
  • Point diameter: 0.083 in.
  • Dimensions: 5-5/8 in. L x 5/8 in. Dia.
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Product Information

Internet # 301345941

Model # 78

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Specifications

Dimensions: H 8.6 in, W 1.6 in, D 1.6 in

Dimensions

Handle Length (in.)

5

Product Depth (in.)

1.6 in

Product Height (in.)

8.6 in

Product Width (in.)

1.6 in

Tip size (in.)

.083

Details

Hand Tool Type

Individual Punch/Nail Setter

Handle Material

Steel

Individual/Set

Individual

Nail set/punch

Nail set

Number of Pieces

2

Returnable

90-Day

Tools Product Type

Hand Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

90-Day Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

9Questions
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Q:Are there reriveting set tips
by|Jan 15, 2023
1 Answer
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A:  The tip that comes standard with this center punch is the only type we make.

by|Jan 25, 2023
    caret
    Q:Does the tip retract into the handle? Does it include a carbide tip or can one be purchased separately?
    by|Jan 12, 2022
    2 Answers
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    A:  Cannot be retracted. Includes the tip

    by|Jan 13, 2022

      A:  This has a carbide tip and it is spring loaded. like an inkpen. You can probably purchase additional tips. This pushes, powerfully with a little pressure, but doesn't fully retract.

      by|Feb 27, 2023
        caret
        Q:What is the diameter of the hole it makes?
        by|Mar 31, 2021
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        A:  This does not make a hole, it creates a very small dimple of less than a 1/16” Just enough to center a drill bit prior to drilling.

        by|Jan 3, 2024
          2 found this answer helpful

          A:  0.083 in. (2.1mm)

          by|Jan 3, 2024
            3 found this answer helpful
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            Q:I bought this and broke the removable tip, can I purchase a new tip? Part no?
            by|Feb 27, 2020
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            A:  Unfortunately I buy Starret for tools. They have replacement parts. I’m sure u can get a tip somewhere go to the source. I cannot give u a part number because there r many different kinds and sizes. U May just want to buy another depending how much u use it. Cheap about $15 up to $100. I have had mine for 20 years and still have the spare tip.

            by|Sep 25, 2023
            1 found this answer helpful

            A:  The part number for the replacement point is 79P (https://www.generaltools.com/replacement-point-for-no-78-center-punch)

            by|Oct 22, 2021
              1 found this answer helpful

              A:  You can purchase replacement tips. General Tools part number 78P. Available online.

              by|Oct 22, 2021
                1 found this answer helpful
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                Customer Reviews

                4 out of 5

                • 4 out of 41 reviews
                • 73% recommend this product
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                The spring is WAY too strong. Very hard to push!...
                The spring is WAY too strong. Very hard to push!
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                I never get the replacement steel tip. The description stated...
                I never get the replacement steel tip. The description stated that it is "Adjustable Heavy-Duty Automatic Center Punch with Replaceable Steel Point". Very deceiving description.
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                Response from General ToolsSep 14, 2022
                We appreciate the positive feedback you recently submitted on your General Tools purchase. For nearly a century, General Tools has been a recognized leader in the design and development of precision specialized tools. We pride ourselves in delivering the PRECISE tool for the job. Thanks again for your product review. We are pleased that you are satisfied with your General Tools purchase!
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                Pure junk.
                Removeable tip wouldn't stay screwed on. The threads are way too small for the application. No availability on spare tips. Just don't do it. Not even worth fixing.
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                Response from General ToolsFeb 8, 2022
                We are very sorry that you are not completely satisfied with your purchase. We appreciate the time you took to write this review. We would like to assist you with your issue. Please call 800-697-8665 Ext 1603 or email us at techsupport@generaltools.com. We will be more than happy to resolve this issue for you.
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                    Poor quality and does not work
                    It was supposed to come with an extra tip, but it is missing and they do not respond to emails and they have no phone number. It is made in India and not even as good as made in China! Over priced and real junk. Save your money and get something else.
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                    Response from General ToolsAug 13, 2021
                    We are very sorry that you are not completely satisfied with your purchase. We appreciate the time you took to write this review. We would like to assist you with your issue. Please call 800-697-8665 Ext 1603 or email us at techsupport@generaltools.com. We will be more than happy to resolve this issue for you.
                      1 found this review helpful
                      It never came with the extra tip. Like it said...
                      It never came with the extra tip. Like it said and showed in picture.
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                      Response from General ToolsFeb 25, 2021
                      We are very sorry that you are not completely satisfied with your purchase. We appreciate the time you took to write this review. We would like to assist you with your issue. Please call 800-697-8665 Ext 1603 or email us at techsupport@generaltools.com. We will be more than happy to resolve this issue for you.
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