Mayhew™ Introduces Automatic Center Punch to Their CatsPaw™ Product Line

Mayhew™ Introduces Automatic Center Punch to Their CatsPaw Product Line


Turners Falls, MA December 19, 2019 – Mayhew™ Steel Products, Inc. (Mayhew) has expanded their CatsPaw™ product line with the addition of its new Automatic Center Punch, part no. 17329. No need to use a hammer with this tool as an automatic spring-driven punch is delivered after being pressed against a surface. The punch force, ranging from 13.5lbs. – 31.5lbs., can easily be adjusted with the simple turn of a knob, located on the handle. Ideal for marking personal tools and equipment, the Automatic Center Punch is suitable for use on a variety of materials, including metal, plastic, wood and more.

This product features a strong chromium-vanadium alloy steel body as well as an ergonomic handle comprised of polypropylene and thermoplastic rubber that allows for effortless handling. The Automatic Center Punch also helps establish a proper starting point on workpieces to prevent drill bits or screws from wandering.

Automatic Center Punch Tool specifications are as follows:
• Part No. 17329
• Dimensions:
o Overall Length: 155 mm
o Tip O.D.: 6 mm
o End Cap O.D.: 36 mm

Mayhew Tools are sold through an extensive network of global distributors, primarily serving the industrial, automotive, and hardware markets. For more information, contact Mayhew Tools at 800.872.0037 or visit

About Mayhew Tools

Mayhew Steel Products (Mayhew Tools), founded in 1856, is an ISO 9001:2015-certified company and the oldest punch and chisel manufacturer in the United States. Headquartered in Turners Falls, MA, the company’s transition from a small tool house to industry leader comes as a direct result of their dedication, quality, reliability, and craftsmanship. While their passion for manufacturing quality hand tools has continued to fuel its century-old product line growth. Mayhew Tools, serving primarily the Industrial, Automotive and Hardware industries, are sold globally through an extensive distributor network.