The 10 Best Pin Punches
This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in February of 2019. If you're trying to remove a roll pin or similar connector, you're going to want the right pin punch, not only to make the task less difficult but also to prevent any damage to whatever you're fixing. Depending on the type of items you regularly work with, whether guns, watches, or transmissions, you'll need different sizes, so we've included sets here that should help you cover all the bases. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best pin punch on Amazon.
February 21, 2019:
We started by adding two Starrett models right off the bat, because they are widely known for their reliability and durability, which more than make up for their higher price. The one grumble that's occasionally voiced regarding the ever-popular Starrett 8-Piece is that the case is plastic rather than some other more elegant material, such as wood, but this is a small annoyance that in no way affects the quality of the actual punches. For those who really, really want a different storage option, though, the Tekton Gunsmith Set is a fine alternative that would look great on just about any workbench. On the less expensive side there are the Wheeler Engineering Starter and the Astro 16-Piece, but they're probably best for light-duty use; those who work in industrial environments way want to steer clear.