Updated February 22, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best Pin Punches

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This wiki has been updated 7 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 picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best pin punch on Amazon.

10. Xage Set

9. Gedore Metric

8. Pro Tool Supply Long Drive

7. Rennsteig Parallel Set

6. Astro 16-Piece

5. Starrett Extended Length

4. Wheeler Engineering Starter

3. Grace USA Steel 7-Piece

2. Tekton Gunsmith Set

1. Starrett 8-Piece

Editor's Notes

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.


Melissa Harr
Last updated on February 22, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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