scratch awl


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Noun1.scratch awl - a sharp-pointed awl for marking wood or metal to be cutscratch awl - a sharp-pointed awl for marking wood or metal to be cut
awl - a pointed tool for marking surfaces or for punching small holes
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Place the lid on the box and punch 3/16-inch holes in the center of each grid square using a scratch awl or other type of sharp pointed tool.
The best toot I ever gave was a scratch awl complete with a handle of exotic wood that I turned on my lathe.
The head usually contains one level vial and a scratch awl for marking.