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Just sharing a quick tip from my own experience.  I often drill rather than punching for screws or nails.  To drill accurately I need a good center punch.  Many of the ones that I have made have NOT held up well in use... requiring frequent regrinding.  One notable exception is one that I made from an old star drill!  I just ground a nice point on the fluted (drill) end!  That's it!  No heat treating.  It stays sharp much longer than most of my center punches and makes a nice starting mark!  There are a lot of these old drills available in the marketplaces!  Grab a few!

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