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I got a set of 4 plus 10 nice miniature screwdrivers at Harbor Freight. Very handy.
Also got a set of 9 hole punches for $6.00 and som hobby kives and a soldering iron for $2.00 each. Not Craftsman quality but I haven't seen the punches anywhere else.

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bedfordia wrote:
Hi Ringmaster
What size ranges are the hole punches in?

3/32 to 1/2 by thirdyseconds.
Use a piece of card on a piece of plywood for a cuting board.
NEVER use your cutting pad with punches.

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I bought a set a few years ago---they weren't very sharp. I sharpened them and now all I have to do is press it against the paper and slightly rotate it to cut. they're nice to have around. Bought another set to keep out in the shop. Indespensible for making gaskets or punching holes in light brass or aluminum...at the same time I bought a set of dapping dies and punches from them. Not sure if they still carry them, but that set is great for rubbing compound curves into paper and the die ( a brass block with a mess of semispherical depressions of different sizes), is great for forming noses, tip tanks and the like.

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If the smallest size in the size ranges in the "gasket making" type punches is too large, go to a Tandy Leather shop or a Leather Factory store (they are the same company now, but the stores may carry either name) or to Tandy on the web. They sell two types of punches: hammer driven punches with interchangeable tips and squeeze handle ones (better ones have interchangeable/replacable tips). Sizes (based on memory) run from about 1/16" to 1/4". (Check the leather craft section in your local crafts/hobby shop also)

And from my experience in leatherwork, a piece of white pine 1X12 about a foot or foot-and-a-half long makes a great "punch-board." You can get short lengths from Lowes, Home Depot and some local lumberyards Save the other side for heavyduty cutting!

If you find one of their stores, take the time to browse. They sell tools that most of you won't believe! (unless you make your own saddles or leather clothing and regalia.) And glues and dyes and thread and feathers and etc.

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Found on Magic Cafe:
http://www.widgetsupply.com/page/WS/CTGY/hollow-punch

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