Best Punch Pliers

Updated December 2019
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Punch pliers are an easy-to-use tool for punching holes in leather, fabric, and even thin metal. Using punch pliers is as simple as selecting the desired diameter punch, placing the pad on the inner side of the material, and squeezing. Most punch pliers include either a punch dial or individual punches that can be swapped out for different size holes. Typical punch pliers are designed to work with thin materials like fabric and leather, but some may be able to handle thicker fabric or even sheet metal. Punch pliers may require decent hand strength, and their ease of use will vary as some designs make it difficult to see the area where the punch meets the material.

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