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a tool with a conical point that is used to make indentations in metal (especially to mark points for drilling)

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make a small hole in something as a guide for a drill

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A: Use a centre punch that can be bought from DIY stores.
ANSWER: Very straightforward: use a centre punch which can be bought from DIY stores.
Use a centre punch (a pointed hand tool made of hardened steel and shaped a bit like a pencil) and hammer to mark the position of each screw, then drill through.
Answer: Use a centre punch which can be bought from DIY stores.
To punch the design, place the point of the centre punch on each marked hole position and tap firmly once with a hammer.
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