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Re: [BKARTS] Replacement Awl Tips



Have you considered taking the tips to a knife sharpener person and having them hone them down a bit if they're dull? I've taken all kinds of things to a local place - knives, scissors, even a large paper cutter blade that I thought was beyond repair!

Kathy G

On Jan 23, 2009, at 12:50 PM, Mary Yordy wrote:

Around 7 years ago I selected a awls for the institution where I work and
I liked them so much I bought three for myself. These awls are great
tools. The tip is finer and sharper than the standard wooden- handled ones
sold as bookbinder's awls. I convinced my boss and myself that they were
worth the extra cost--at least twice what the others cost--because they
are designed so the tips can be replaced, and these were inexpensive.


Then company that supplied them dropped both the awls and replacement
tips, and I haven't been able to find them anywhere. Bookmaker's
describes something similar in their catalogue as "Professional Awl" . I
made inquiries, but they never came up with a product, and after many
emails and delays, I gave up. The handles are made of some kind of tough
black plastic and have the letters FAP printed in white. They came with a
small tool that allows loosening or tightening the shaft that receives the
tip. Does anyone know of a supplier?



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