|Item Weight||8.6 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||8.5 x 2.5 x 0.5 inches|
|California residents||Click here for Proposition 65 warning|
|Item model number||223|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Number Of Pieces||1|
|Warranty Description||C.S. Osborne and Company will replace, free of charge, any tool which may prove unsatisfactory in performance if sent for inspection, transportation prepaid. Tools which are known to have given reasonable service, or have been misused, or damaged, will not be considered defective.|
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C.S. Osborne 223 Revolving Leather Hole Punch, Multi-sized
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- This item is a C.S. Osborne 223 Revolving Leather Hole Punch, Multi-sized
- Purpose of use for Farming, Horse Care Equipment
- This product is manufactured in United States
- Bright Nickel plated
- Complete with six drive tubes
- Tubes are all heat treated
- Tube sizes: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6
- 8-1/2" in length
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One piece of advice that I got from a tailor who has used these revolving punches since the 1970's ...
To prolong the sharpness of the punch edges, put a small piece of strong cloth (denim works fine) above the striker plate (under the leather to be punched). If you inadvertently apply too much force, the punch would bore through the leather and the impact absorbed by the cloth pad above the striker plate. (You would now be 'over-punching' through the leather belt into the cloth pad - instead of 'crashing' the punch against the metal base).
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TIP: For those really tough punch hole jobs, I use this technique ...
Hold the lower handle (the one with the striker plate) firmly on a flat surface (like a wooden work table).
With the lower punch handle anchored on the table top, I simply have to press ONLY the upper handle to bring down the revolving punch head. Using this technique, I can now punch holes in my thick leather belts with less effort!
Hope these tips are helpful ...
I did not come at this with an expectation that this tool at this price would punch through thick leather belts as easily as a paper puncher goes through one page of paper, and it doesn't. It took me two or three squeezes per hole, but it did get through without straining or breaking the tool (in my limited test), and with hand strength to spare, for me. (If you can use a handheld paper puncher to get through about 5-7 sheets of paper at once, you should be able to use this tool to get through a leather belt in two or three squeezes without hurting your hand or feeling like you were straining.)
Some tips: Don't just eyeball the hole you want to punch; use a ruler to measure carefully the interval between existing holes (which varies) and especially to line the new hole up correctly with the old ones. Then mark the hole you want to make with a sharpie. You can punch from the front side of the leather towards the back, but if it doesn't go all the way through, keep going at it from the same side. Don't try to meet it halfway from the other side, because you'll be slightly off and end up with an oval hole. I also liked this tip from another reviewer here: to reduce your chances of damaging the tool, put a thick cloth between the back of the leather and the backer plate, so when you punch through, you hit the cloth, not the backer plate which would damage the tool if you were using too much force.
This tool is a good value for punching through a few belts; I'm very pleased and would recommend it for that purpose.
The price is also very affordable and the different options for hole sizes make this product even more versatile.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I buy nothing but top grain leather belts. And I always have this in my bag to punch a hole for when my weight fluctuates or the belt stretches just a bit, which leather will... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mr R
VERY USEFUL, SINCE I HAD LOST A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF WEIGHT, I NEEDED AN ITEM LIKE THIS FOR THE BELTS THAT I DIDN'T WNAT TO GO THRU THE TROUBLE OF REPLACING.Published 4 months ago by Charles E. Devereaux