So let me recap... You don't know 💩 about the tools because you neither used them long enough to share useful operating experience nor do you understand the tool ratings, so you simply suggest to buy the most expensive tool, is that about right?
Thank you for introducing me to the Rennsteig Adjustable Automatic Center Punch. I bought one and it is Fantastic. Very well built. I do alot of punching of metal at work. This is way better than a hammer and cold centerpunch. May be overkill for those who do not need to use it frequently. I have used the other two and worn out the harbor freight Chinese version.
Now I can get punch drunk.... HAHA
If you had hands like a man you wouldn’t be crying about the first punch. Those other fancy ones might suit you better, different colours to match your purse, Nancy.
Hey I’m just kidding bud, so what if you have girl strength, still a good review, for a chick, kidding, totally kidding. 👍🍻
I have a Neiko and a set (4) of the Rennsteig. The Neiko is my goto simply because it is small and convenient. The Rennsteig I use if I need to punch through.They are power monsters. There are four models and range from I'm not sure to 250 newtons. A newton is a measure of kinetic energy (or force) roughly it is the amount of force to accelerate (or move) 2.2 lbs (1 Kilo) 39 inches (a meter) in one second. Lets say that the 250 newton punch will punch a hole in your head no problem. As far as the punches go I like that I can use them one handed while hanging on a ladder, Sometimes using the Rennsteig I have to lean into it and throw my weight into it to make the punch, the Neiko, much easier to use. So far in the past fives years none have disappointed me. Also a good basic survival tool; I carry one in my car in case I have to get myself or someone else out in a hurry.
Grab a nail grab a hammer. Strike the nail, presto, when the nail goes blunt grab another nail. Not to many people use nails these days so it gets the job done,yes there is a negative I get that but hey it's an elcheapo method
anther 20$ on top and get urself a Starrett...man i love mine
The Germans make a 250 N meter version also.
"There are other punches that cost more than $30 that people rave about. But most people would think it's silly to spend that much so I won't show them here" Aaaaand that's why you only have 15,000 subs. Not trying to be mean but if you want youtube views than a video titled, "$70 vs $5 Center Punch - Is the $5 really BETTER?!?" (the answer would be no of course), but that would make much better content and generate a lock more views.
Do u have to be strong
I was very disappointed with my purchase of the cheapest type of the three, it only actually punches when its in the right mood and never when I am trying to do something critical, so its back to the old punch and hammer.
I am reluctant to spend any more money in case more expensive does not equate to more reliable.
on the general, Germany make the best hand tools.
I've had the Neiko for a couple years of occasional use, and it's continued to work really well. If this one wears out, I'll probably go for the Rennsteig. I've been incredibly impressed with all of my German tools, and have been steadily growing my collection of NWS, Felo, Wera, etc.
Starett probably makes the "best" center punch (and other measuring tools), but the price point really makes it feasible only for professional machinists (or those with unlimited tool funds.)
"don't know what neutrons mean but I'm buying it" 😂😂
I have no practical sense of what that means, but the fact that they're mentioning it got me excited 😂😂😂
I wouldn't recommend the mid price $10 punch.
I've had two, after only about 50 cycles they becomes erratic and occasionally won't 'auto punch'. After 100 cycles it's becomes so frustrating trying to get them to punch that they went into the trash!
Typical of so many modern budget, tools - OK for very limited use only.
3$ chinese tool with tungsten tip. Works great! :))
For aluminum, can't you just take an old star screw driver and push + twist until there's a small start hole for drilling?
I mean aluminum is quite soft, so I doubt I need this tool at all.
I got the dual set brass punches from my MacTools man. I love them!
The larger one is for marking centre of counter sunk hinge holes...
Thanks for this video!! I found it to be a great explanation of the inner workings of the spring-loaded center punches, as well as the difference between the different types of styles.
I myself purchased a Husky spring-loaded center punch (it was the only brand/one I could find at Home Depot (tho to be honest I didn't look very long/hard)), which also has the "Light/Heavy" arrows/indicators on the end screw cap, and I think I'm going to be quite happy with my purchase. Although, I'm HOPING that I don't run into the issue you mentioned: that I'll probably use it just this one time, and then will forget about it. I purchased my specifically for marking some drill holes I need to put into a plastic casing for an electronics project I'm working on, do we'll see if it ever gets another use.
Anyways, thanks again for your/this video - quite informative! GREAT JOB!!!
You kept one out of the scrap bin. Thanks brother!
Dude, thank you for making this video!!! I have the red one and took it apart and couldn't get it back together!
4:52 The automatic center punch you have there is for hinges, it's to help you locate the center of a hinge hole. You put the punch on the hole so it fits on the countersinking and then press, you have now the exact center where the screw has to be located.
Great video, Thanks
Automatics are best used in wood.
i have one from the harbor freight, it works really good. i feel the tip is a little soft. this is the best center punch video i have watched. it is quick, precise, and straight to the point.
Fire departments use them for shattering side car Windows at accident scenes. Auto center punches will turn side Windows into a pile of glass in a second!!!!
I could use one of them. Good post sir.
Thanks great video and I like mine
Great video I have some automatic center punch I think one of mine might be a kind of a Rosy pink color made by Blue Point found at an estate sale and I think it may have a pocket clip and I really like those automatic Center punches you are right they don't leave a big enough dent because they tend not to hit very hard and so in that case they don't get used very much but I still think you're cool if you are working with aluminum copper or brass which are very soft thin metals that would probably leave a much deeper or or bigger dent in the material your tool friend Brian Williams take care see you later
Starrett has always been the best of the best in the machine shop. I'm shocked at the lack of quality and forethought in that center punch. An aluminum body? A retractable sleeve makes precise positioning impossible! What were they thinking?? Good grief
I just got my first one today. I have had bits wander when I am drilling in wood, if I am at a slight angle, so I am going to give it a shot.
I have a couple of these myself. Not sure of the brand but it looks like the Starrett and is adjustable as well. I use them quite a bit in (80% 30ga. to 16ga.) metal fabrication. I usually continue to hold pressure (on heavier material) after the first punch, don't move it and give it a few more clicks.
You are correct, tips are hard to find and I just sharpen them up on the grinder. I pull the tip out and chuck it up in the cordless and spin it while sharpening on the grinder, Easier to control for me, and a smooth point that almost looks factory when I use a fine grinding wheel.
Enjoy the reviews, (probably about out of tools to show us lol) keep 'em coming.
Another great video keep up the good work you always have good content well spoken easy to understand and I'm just amazed at somebody that has is many different types of the same tools like I do can have them so organized I can't seem to ever have my tools organized they're always scattered everywhere
Thanks for this! Nice job!
Aint aint a wurd !!!!
I bought one and it is Fantastic. Very well built. I do
alot of punching of metal at work. This is way better than a hammer and
cold center punch. May be overkill for those who do not need to use it
frequently. I have used the other two and worn out the harbor freight
Chinese version. Great video.
Hey Daniel, which one should I use for exclusively for 28, 26 and 24 gauge mild galvanized steel (sheet metal work) Medium size?
What was that BS test?
I have an automatic at home. A slim one, which has the benefit of a better view compared to these mushrooms.
At work I simply use a hardened steel nail. An ordinary punch is too thick, again obscuring the view from above.
Not sure why he would place the sheet metal to be punched on a SOFT RUBBER MAT.
Still, I think I’ll order the medium punch for my shop.
Update 5/19/2020: This is a WAY nicer punch than the crap I’ve been using in the past. The handle is really comfortable to use and the strength is perfect for what I need it for at work. I use this everyday and put at least 100 cycles on it per day.
thank you....went out and ordered the medium punch
great video, thank you for making it available, I had just ordered the biggest one but wasn't sure about my choice, you clarified it very quickly.
Who uses a holder for a puncher anyway?
You was never centered to begin with on the manual center punch. And what is that weird tool attached to the punch? Useless i would think. Just hold the punch with your hand like any and all other mechanics or fabricators and then strike it with a hammer.
Using a holder for a small center punch is kind of stupid. You are not swinging a big heavy hammer like you are going to cut of a bolt with a cold chisel or bashing a hole in concrete. Hold it with your hand resting on the work surface so you can steady it and give it a little tap to set it and then give it a bigger hit depending on what you need. Your accuracy is there. You don't need an automatic center punch to do it right unless you think you need an idiot guard/holder. Time to refine your technique. What to refine your accuracy. Use a prick punch first. They have a sharper point (ground with a longer taper).
That accuracy with the hammer and punch was not such a fair test. The punch slid before you even hit it.
I too would like to see how they do on stainless steel. The drill bits I use on stainless steel have been treated to 2100° . So drilling is not a problem.
those are cool seems like the medium is good all around
How would they perform on stainless sheet metal?
For any HK or other forms of gun addicts out there, those are the same brand punches HK uses. They even sell a set of their punches online. This is the first time I've ever seen anyone mention that company before. Your channel never ceases to impress.
DO THESE CENTERPUCHES WORK ON WOOD OR CONCRETE?
It veered off the mark already way before you swung the hammer. It's really difficult to held it steady while concentrating on picking the hammer up and all that so that's why they always veer off the mark.
Damn, once again - I spend money just watching this channel