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Axminster Workshop Marking and Measuring Tools 8 Piece Nail & Centre Punch Set

Axminster Workshop tools are tailored to customers with a need for a particular tool, but where that need does not justify a hefty outlay on a top of the range product. The Axminster brand of products are good quality, precise, robust and at very competitive prices. We want our customers to be happy recommending these tools to others.

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Digital Electronic Calipers Easy read digital calipers.

Thickness Gauge 0-15mm Easy to read, great resolution A thickness gauge, sometimes referred to as a degree gauge, uses the simple device of having a much longer arm on the reading side to magnify any movement from the measuring side of the pivot. Thus a small gap between the tips becomes a much larger swing of the measuring arm and a reading can be taken from a suitably calibrated scale fixed to the opposite leg.

Both these hardened stainless steel, general duty electronic calipers measure with a resolution of 0.01mm/0.0005”. Useful features include push button metric to imperial conversion, a zero setting button and a locking screw for transference of measurements or settings. They are fitted with a fine adjustment roller, which allows for quick and easy precise measurements with a clear LCD display of the result. The 4 measuring options are external, internal, depth and step. Inc.vat Ex.vat Code 150mm £30.25 £25.21 388005 200mm £50.95 £42.46 388006

This model will measure between 0 and 15mm in increments of 0.1mm and has a throat depth of 20mm. All steel construction, overall length 155mm. Inc.vat Ex.vat Code Thickness Gauge £7.70 £6.42 210970

Optical Centre Punch Bang on target.

Steel Layout Square Transfer measurements easily and accurately. A useful laying out tool made of steel with a satin chrome finish. The beam has graduations in millimetres and a hardened steel layout edge 40mm wide. The stock locks into position using a knurled thumb screw. This is a tool for a variety of layout jobs; simply drawing a parallel line along a board, precisely gauging the length of tenons, transferring of widths or any repetitive layout operation. Maximum length 200mm. Inc.vat Ex.vat Code 200mm £18.95 £15.79 900043

100mm Pocket Vernier Caliper A vernier caliper for every pocket. A top pocket sized vernier for the accuracy conscious woodworker or craftworker. The movable head locks for comparative measurement using a small thumbscrew. The easy-to-read non reflective 100mm scale is calibrated to a resolution of 0.05mm. The 4 functions include external, internal, depth and distance from an edge measurement. The caliper comes with a leatherette case. Inc.vat Ex.vat Code 100mm £15.60 £13.00 519001

High Precision Dial Caliper No need for batteries. These dial calipers are made from hardened stainless steel and have ground and lapped measuring faces. Maximum measuring length is 150mm and the dial is calibrated in divisions of 0.02mm. Adjustment is made with a knurled wheel with an override to prevent the mechanism from being strained. The dial can be zeroed and a locking screw is provided for pre-setting or transference of internal, external and depth measurements. Supplied in a strong foam lined presentation case. Inc.vat Ex.vat Code 150mm(6”) £36.50 £30.42 910360


Centre and pin punches are universally useful and this simple set will cover the vast majority of anyone’s requirements. These punches are made from high carbon steel accurately hardened and tempered to BS 3066 specifications. The punches have a knurled body for a good grip. Centre punches are pointed for making indentations in material to ensure the correct positioning for drilling points; nail punches have a flat tip for location on a nail head. Contents: 4 nail punches 1/32”, 1/16”, 3/32”, 1/8” and 4 centre punches 1/16”, 1/8”, 5/32”, 3/16”. Inc.vat Ex.vat Code Nail & Centre Punch Set £13.96 £11.63 200325

The Axminster Optical Centre Punch guarantees to achieve a precise punch location. It consists of a steel holder, 2 Perspex rods and 2 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 the 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. Inc.vat Ex.vat Code Optical Centre Punch £55.96 £46.63 100244

Circular Gauge Block Set A set that really stacks-up.

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Accurately machined from solid brass. The Axminster Woodworker’s Gauge Block Set consists of 6 x 25mm diameter blocks with heights of 16, 8, 4, 2, 1.5 and 1mm. Used singly or in various combinations, these give an accurate guide from 1 to 32.5mm (except 32mm). Used for setting other gauges, testing widths of grooves, mortices and so on or fences to fine tolerances. This is another of those ‘how did I ever manage without it’ tools. Supplied in a velvet lined presentation box to keep it well out of harm’s way when not in use. Inc.vat Ex.vat Code Circular Gauge Block Set £22.50 £18.75 506390

Up to scratch. A neat pair of scribers for general marking out of most materials. One scribe has 2 points, one bent at 90° for use in confined spaces. The other has a point at one end plus a knife blade at the other. Both with knurled grips for secure use. Maximum length 190mm. Inc.vat Ex.vat Code Workshop Scribe Set £3.20 £2.67 953422

Cast Iron Surface Plate TC Tipped Pocket Scriber A hard tip for hard work. Tungsten carbide tip for marking on hard materials. Permanent magnet on the other end for picking up small metal parts. Inc.vat Ex.vat Code Pocket Scriber £3.35 £2.79 220090

A most useful reference. A quality surface plate for the small workshop. Made from high quality close grained cast iron which has been stress relieved against distortion and precisely finished by planing and hand scraping. Overall dimensions are 300 x 300 x 50mm thick. Inc.vat Ex.vat Code 300 x 300 x 50mm £112.50 £93.75 810462

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