|Tiger Maple Awl|
Birdcage awls differ from scratch awls, which are intended to mark lines in wood. Birdcage awls have a square shaft that, when twisted in the wood, is capable of drilling holes to start screws, install locks, or simply to mark the location to start a drill bit.
The awls have been selling very well and have received good reviews from other woodworkers, including Popular Woodworking magazine. They are available at the Shenandoah Tool Works website and are priced at $54.99 USD.