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.

Peddinghaus Round (Drift) Punch


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


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