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Re: [BKARTS] A better way to punch holes



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These are fairly easy to find at flea markets and garage sales--if you are a
classroom teacher, you can't have too many, as the kids will enjoy the drilling
process!
Jamie Fine
Final Design
Washington DC

Kathy Parulski wrote:

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> The hand held drills (the kind that operates like Mom's old hand cake mixer) are
> still readily available at hardware stores and work well. I have used then in
> classroom settings and bring along several so the kids can be using them
> simultaneously.
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> Kathy Parulski
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> Reed C Bowman wrote:
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> > An efficient paper punch has to have a shearing action (like normal
> > handheld single or tabletop three-hole punches from a stationery store)
> > or a drilling action. A flat punch into an anvil surface, like a leather
> > punch, would have to be fantastically sharp and have huge leverage and a
> > perfectly flat contact with the anvil to work well, and that edge would
> > only last one or two punches into the anvil. A paper drill works great
> > but the fancy modern ones are kind of expensive. My favorites are the
> > truly hand operated kind you spin between your hands; they ought to be
> > cheap, but I've never, ever seen them for sale - anyone know where to
> > get them?
> >
> > Of course, if someone wanted to they could make a multi-headed
> > punch-and-die style hand paper punch, but it'd have to have two rotating
> > heads (one for punch and one for die), and it would surely be far too
> > expensive for its very very small market.
> >
> > RCB
> >
> > Ruth Temple wrote:
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> > > Some of the problem with using a leather punch on paper is that the
> > > punch-heads just are not sharp enough to make it through paper!
> > > There is a Japanese twist-drill with hollow core bits, made for  the
> > > book trade, but it's expensive - around $65-75, depending on what you
> > > find for shipping cost.  The precision and sharpness of the tool, plus
> > > the several bits in varying sizes, make it worth the money.
> > > Having a sharp enough tool makes the job slick and easy...and quick!
> > >
> > > But I don't know of any ratchet-style squeeze handle punches for paper.
> > > best luck!
> > > Ruth
> > >
> > > Sally Canzoneri wrote:
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> > >>I was doing books with a stick binding with a class of elementary school
> > >>children this week and had to make a lot of holes pretty quickly.  I used a
> > >>leather punch type hole punch (the kind with the revolving head to make
> > >>various sizes of hole) that I'd gotten at a hardware store.  The punch didn't
> > >>make holes quickly or easily.  This left me with restless kids and a sore
> > >>hand.
> > >>
> > >>It may be that I have a poor quality punch, but I think the problem is in the
> > >>design. I was using a ratchet type garden clipper for the sticks and it was
> > >>great.  It seems to me that somebody must have thought of using the same
> > >>technology to make a hand held hole punch work better. Does anyone know if I
> > >>am right?  And, if so, where I could get such a punch?
> > >>
> > >>Thanks,
> > >>
> > >>Sally Canzoneri
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