|Synonyms:||scratch awls; DE: Vorstecher, Spitzbohrer|
|Location:||Wood Workshop (at drilling table)|
|Access Requirements:||read this page|
|Similar (More or Less):||other awls, marking knives,|
center punches, scribers
A pricking awl is basically a round steel rod sharpened to a fine tip. Use it to puncture leather in preparation for sewing or scratch cut lines into leather or wood.
You can also mark hole locations in wood so a wood drill bit or a self-tapping wood screw will have a place to start. In this case, make sure to only push the awl lightly into your workpiece at the desired spots or the wood may split.