Brad awl

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Brad´ awl`

1.A straight awl with chisel edge, used to make holes for brads, etc.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Use a brad awl to make pilot holes for the screws and screw the baseplate in place.
Use a nail or brad awl for small screws less than No.
The brad awl is used to punch starter holes for screws and nails (Fig 8).