I am in the process of restoring several Auto-lite and Delco electrical pieces that have the silver and black oval manufacture’s tags riveted to them.
In the past I have struggled with handheld stamps that are difficult to line up and you have to hold with one hand and hit the stamp with a hammer.
If you hit them too hard you can dent or cut thru and if you hit them too lightly, they don’t leave enough of an indention causing you to have to hit them again, usually causing double vision, as I call it.
My solution is a tool I found on E-bay. It is spring loaded and operates like a center punch.
The numbers/letters are hex keys that fit into a female hex in the handle.
Just select the font, align the flat edge, position it where you want the font and press down.
There is just the correct amount of force to give a proper indention.
What is it called so that I can find it on eBay?
38pc NUMBER AND LETTER STAMPING SET W/ AUTOMATIC PUNCH 1/8″ PUNCH SIZE A-Z 0-8 | eBay
I found the same set there for less.