Axminster Optical Centre Punch
Axminster Optical Centre Punch
£55.96 (£46.63 Ex. VAT)

Axminster Optical Centre Punch

Code: 100244

  • Achieve precise punch location
  • Perspex rods with either cross hair or bullseye target
  • Rods magnify for easy alignment with a mark
  • 48mm in diameter with a slip resistant base
  • Punches 9.5mm diameter 60° or 90°
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£55.96 (£46.63 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • Axminster Optical Centre Punch
  • Tin of Micrometer Blue
  • Axminster Magnetic Paint Brush Clip-Holder
  • Axminster 8 Piece Centre Punch Set
Total: £76.92

In Detail

The Axminster Optical Centre Punch guarantees to achieve a precise punch location. It consists of a steel holder, two Perspex rods and two hardened steel punches (60° & 90°). The Perspex rods are each engraved on the base, one with a cross hair, the other a bullseye target. The rods take light down and magnify at the same time. Once a rod is aligned with a mark, hold the base firmly and exchange the rod for a chosen punch. A light tap puts an indentation in the precise position. The base is 48mm in diameter with a slip resistant base, the punches and rods are 9.5mm diameter.

This product is on page 178 of the Axminster Tools & Machinery 2018/19 Catalogue.
Reviews (6)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 4.3 out of 5 based on 6 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews



2 March 2018

Used to be utterly superb...

There is a saying out there - "If it aint broke, dont fix it"
So will someone please explain to me why they absolutely ruined what was a truly excellent product?
Old one came in a wooden box (small) and simply 'worked' exceedingly well.
I lost one of the perspex rods used as a finder, so ordered a complete new set (no spares)
It arrives in a huge plastic box (why - now impossible to store on workbench)
Tried to use it - impossible.
They have now 'domed' the top of the perspex rods, presumably to magnify the image of the cross hairs or dot.
The result is simply a disaster.
Impossible to focus on it - IF you can even find it (the centre that is)
The old one was simply as clear as day.
This is like looking into a completely out of focus magnifying glass.
I decided to go back to the old version, so took the new perspex rod, flattened the top on the bench sander (120 grit) then went through every grade of paper to 4000 grit, followed by a polish with 'Brasso'
Guess what - perfection, just like the old one was - with a completely flat top..
So - will they make it right by going back to what it was??

Tim Carnell

1 February 2015

The downside!

To add to my review earlier, the downside to having one of these tools, is that everyone wants to borrow it.
So I bought another.

Tim Carnell

24 October 2013


These are officially the best thing since sliced bread. I've had one for some years now and have just replaced it as was badly scratched. No engineering or fabrication shop should be without one, don't hesitate, just buy it.

Robert Ferguson-Caissie

5 March 2012

Dead on the mark!

Solid, accurate. No more mis-alignment because I cant see the tip of the punch or, because it slid off centre. If you want your mark bang on - get one! Came in a nice box too!

Stephen Massam

25 July 2011


Very well made. No more guess work. Should have got one years ago.

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