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Drift Punches
A drift "punch" is misleadingly named; it is not used as a punch in the traditional sense of the term. A drift punch, or drift pin, is used as an aid in aligning bolt or rivet holes prior to inserting a fastener or in blacksmithing to enlarge a hole.
A drift punch is constructed as a tapered rod, with the hammer acting on the large end of the taper. The tapered end of a drift punch is placed into the hole and then driven into the hole. As it is driven in, the taper forces the two components into alignment or force the material to displace (if the metal is hot or soft), allowing for easy insertion of the fastener. Unlike most punches, force is never (and should never be) applied to the tip, or end of a drift pin.
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Tomahawk Drift

Pieh Tool
Weight: lbs
The process used buy most smiths is to drill a series of small holes as close together in the center of the work piece to be drifted. Once the holes are drilled heat the item and use a cold chisel or similar tool to split the piece. Once split, heat the piece again and drive the drift through the hole. Tap the sides of the work piece while continuing to drive the drift into the work piece until the drift hole gets to the desired measurement. The process of heating may be needed several times to get the desired shape.

The drift is approx. 11" long and tear drop shaped to form the hole needed to handle hammers, tomahawks etc. The tool measures 1/2 x 3/4 at the small end and tapers up to 7/8 x 1 1/4 at the large end.

The tool is made of tough ductile iron. Made in the USA

Casting weighs approx.4 lbs.

Item #: TD

Hammer Drift

Pieh Tool
Small Drift

The process used by most smiths is to drill a series of small holes as close together in the center of the work piece to be drifted. Once the holes are drilled heat the item and use a cold chisel or similar tool to split the piece. Once split, heat the piece again and drive the drift through the hole. Tap the sides of the work piece while continuing to drive the drift into the work piece until the drift hole gets to the desired measurement. The process of heating may be needed several times to get the desired shape.

The large hammer drift tool measures 5/8 x 3/4 at the small end and tapers oval up to 7/8 x 1 1/4 at the large end.

The tools are approximately 11" long and used to form the hole needed to handle handmade hammers, axe, or tomahawks etc.

Weight: 4 - 4 1/2 lbs

Made in the USA

Casting weighs approx.4 lbs.

Item #: HD1, HD2

Peddinghaus Round (Drift) Punch

Peddinghaus
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The Peddinghaus Round Punch is for anyone wishing to drift a perfect hole by "traditional methods". The punch features a strong hickory handle. 

Punches are used for making or enlarging holes. Punching holes is an essential part of blacksmithing. The punch displaces metal around the hole, keeping it's strength which would be lost by drilling out the hole.

Another advantage of punching is that holes can be made to accommodate sections other than round, which is the drill's limitation. Round, oval, square and rectangular holes are also a common aspect in blacksmithing

Available in three sizes. Made in Germany.

Item #: 5056020010, 5056020015, 5056020020

Pieh Tool Drift Punches (H-13)

Pieh Tool

Pieh Legacy Collection!

Our drifts are made from H-13 tool steel from 5/8 inch round stock. Designed to make drifting holes quick work.

The overall length is approximately 8 inches with a tapered drift length of approximately 3 inches. You will love using these!

Set is discounted from individual prices.

Drifts come in 3/16, 1/4, 5/16, 3/8, 7/16 and 1/2 inch sizes.

Made in USA!

Order our handy tool roll with this set to hold all your tools-NOW and save 20% on the tool roll.

Item#: DP188, DP250, DP312, DP375, DP437, DP500 and H13DriftSet

Pieh Tool Punch Roll - Denim

Pieh Tool

Pieh Legacy Collection!

If the denim tool roll is purchased with the full S7 set of 20 tools or the Drift Punch Set, you can receive a $5 savings on the roll! Please select this option when ordering.

Colors: Navy, Hunter Green or Maroon, chosen randomly depending on availability.

Item #: ToolHolder, ToolHolder-12

Peddinghaus Drift Punches

Peddinghaus

Made of chrome-molybdenum air-hardened steel with non-spread heads.

4 1/2" long

Item #: 6608110003, 6608110004, 6608110005, 6608110008

6" long   (12x10, 14x12mm)

Item #: 6608110010 and 6608110012