"I bought an identical Stanley bradawl around 25 years ago and when it eventually gave in to my mistreatment of it I thought it was worth getting another one. The new one didn't do quite so well, in fact it failed on the first use. I'm guessing it was a manufacturing defect as although it looked fine just a slight pressure on the tip and the metal shaft dissapeared back into the plastic handle. Screwfix replaced it with no quibbles and the replacement seems okay. Nice sharp point, ideal for marking/starting holes in wood etc. fits nicely in the hand. Just a doubt as to whether it'l last as well as my old one!"