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Boater14
11-02-2011, 07:31 PM
I just returned a BIG PUNCH with cutters that store in the handle and screw in. The seller didn't say made in china. I don't expect precision in cutting from china. What a piece of junk. I just want to punch holes in leather and I'll pay for it. I'd like the plier type but would take the individual ones you hit with a hammer. HELP.

5by5
11-02-2011, 09:35 PM
I've gotten punch sets of reasonable quality from Tandy Leather Factory stores. I don't know where they're made but they work OK and they're not too expensive.

The plier type works faster than the hammer ones but they're not as versatile.
HH

Peter Malcolm Jardine
11-02-2011, 09:39 PM
You can buy a set of pin punch hole cutters from an automotive supply store... they're used for cutting gasket material.

Woxbox
11-02-2011, 10:54 PM
I've bought punches from Tandy, too, and have no complaints.

Bob Smalser
11-02-2011, 10:59 PM
I've never found the pliers type to remain in alignment very long. Even the good ones. The saddlemakers around here use arch punches, which are quite spendy when new. Osborne's are top-of-the-line. You can find old ones on eBay.

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/C-S-OSBORNE-1-3-8-ARCH-PUNCH-149-GASKET-PUNCH-LEATHER-PUNCH-/00/s/MTAyNFg3Njg=/$(KGrHqN,!ikE6Jg-y2SkBOjjt8yEiw~~60_3.JPG

Boater14
11-03-2011, 07:48 AM
Bob, just bought the Osborne I needed from ebay. Nice to see somethings still made in new jersey.