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Punches Round Hole

Punches Round Hole

Round hole punch tools are necessary for making adjustment holes for belt buckle and strap buckles. In doing leathercraft, holes must be made in leather for rivets, snaps, grommets, and eyelets. Leather hole punches are necessary tools required for daily use in leather shops.

Round holes are made in leather by hitting a round drive punch with a mallet or by squeezing a plier type hole punch like the rotary punch. The drive punch is easiest to use for making lots of hole in leather because not as much strength is required as the squeeze type rotary punch. This difference especially comes into play when making holes in thicker leather which requires more pressure. Some rotary hole punches come with a compound action which creates more force, so you do not require as much strength. Also with the drive punch, holes can be made anywhere on the flat leather piece. The rotary punch being plier like in style, can only reach so far in from the edge of the leather to punch a hole which limits where holes can be made in your leather project. However, for the convenience of punching a few holes at a time, it is easy to just grab a rotary punch and flip the wheel to proper tube hole size and not require a workbench or mallet to be handy.

When using a drive hole punch, it is important to use a cutting pad under your leather on a solid surface. You can use a thick piece of scrap leather or poly cutting board for a cutting pad. Many leather shops have a small tree stump or log to use as a work surface if you do not have a solid work bench.

It is not recommended to use a steel hammer when striking the leather punches as over the years of striking metal on metal, the end of your tool will start to mushroom. It is better to use a mallet, hammer or maul that has a rawhide, wooden or poly head to protect the end of your metal leather punch. For exceptionally large hole punches, it is best to use heavier weight mallets, mauls or hammers. For example, a heavier hammer like the C.S. Osborne split head hammer (which has replaceable rawhide face) pushes large diameter hole punches through thick leather easily.

We stock everything from inexpensive hole punches for hobbyists to higher end leather tools made by C.S. Osborne Co. in USA. that full time leatherworkers may require. However, if you are just starting to do leathercraft, mini punch sets or maxi punch sets may be the best way to go since you get a variety of hole punches that screw into a common handle at an affordable price. However, if it is a long term daily use you require, you may consider the drive punch sets or individual drive punches that are available.

If you need to make leather washers or gaskets, a self centering punch set is available. The gasket punch set makes holes from one-fourth inch to one inch diameter. The self-centering pointed plunger in the tool makes lining up the inner hole easy.

A four-hole punch saves you time by making multiple holes in leather at a time for your lacing project. The 3/32 inch diameter hole is a great size for your leather lace used on wallets and other leather projects. Line up the last tube in your punch with your last hole so holes will be evenly spaced. For going around curves, you may need to remove two tubes from the set so one tube will line up with the last hole and the second tube will make the new evenly spaced hole. The other option for going around the curve would be to just grab a single hole drive punch.

If you want your hole punch to pull easier out of the leather, you can use beeswax. Just push the end of the punch into the beeswax and give it a bit of a twirl for single round hole punches. For other tools like the 4-in-1 punches and oblong hole punches, just push it into the beeswax since you cannot twirl those tools in the beeswax. If you do this every after every so many holes, your leather punch will slide out of the hole easier. 

 

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Round hole punch tools are necessary for making adjustment holes for belt buckle and strap buckles. In doing leathercraft, holes must be made in leather for rivets, snaps, grommets, and eyelets. Leather hole punches are necessary tools required for daily use in leather shops.

Round holes are made in leather by hitting a round drive punch with a mallet or by squeezing a plier type hole punch like the rotary punch. The drive punch is easiest to use for making lots of hole in leather because not as much strength is required as the squeeze type rotary punch. This difference especially comes into play when making holes in thicker leather which requires more pressure. Some rotary hole punches come with a compound action which creates more force, so you do not require as much strength. Also with the drive punch, holes can be made anywhere on the flat leather piece. The rotary punch being plier like in style, can only reach so far in from the edge of the leather to punch a hole which limits where holes can be made in your leather project. However, for the convenience of punching a few holes at a time, it is easy to just grab a rotary punch and flip the wheel to proper tube hole size and not require a workbench or mallet to be handy.

When using a drive hole punch, it is important to use a cutting pad under your leather on a solid surface. You can use a thick piece of scrap leather or poly cutting board for a cutting pad. Many leather shops have a small tree stump or log to use as a work surface if you do not have a solid work bench.

It is not recommended to use a steel hammer when striking the leather punches as over the years of striking metal on metal, the end of your tool will start to mushroom. It is better to use a mallet, hammer or maul that has a rawhide, wooden or poly head to protect the end of your metal leather punch. For exceptionally large hole punches, it is best to use heavier weight mallets, mauls or hammers. For example, a heavier hammer like the C.S. Osborne split head hammer (which has replaceable rawhide face) pushes large diameter hole punches through thick leather easily.

We stock everything from inexpensive hole punches for hobbyists to higher end leather tools made by C.S. Osborne Co. in USA. that full time leatherworkers may require. However, if you are just starting to do leathercraft, mini punch sets or maxi punch sets may be the best way to go since you get a variety of hole punches that screw into a common handle at an affordable price. However, if it is a long term daily use you require, you may consider the drive punch sets or individual drive punches that are available.

If you need to make leather washers or gaskets, a self centering punch set is available. The gasket punch set makes holes from one-fourth inch to one inch diameter. The self-centering pointed plunger in the tool makes lining up the inner hole easy.

A four-hole punch saves you time by making multiple holes in leather at a time for your lacing project. The 3/32 inch diameter hole is a great size for your leather lace used on wallets and other leather projects. Line up the last tube in your punch with your last hole so holes will be evenly spaced. For going around curves, you may need to remove two tubes from the set so one tube will line up with the last hole and the second tube will make the new evenly spaced hole. The other option for going around the curve would be to just grab a single hole drive punch.

If you want your hole punch to pull easier out of the leather, you can use beeswax. Just push the end of the punch into the beeswax and give it a bit of a twirl for single round hole punches. For other tools like the 4-in-1 punches and oblong hole punches, just push it into the beeswax since you cannot twirl those tools in the beeswax. If you do this every after every so many holes, your leather punch will slide out of the hole easier.