MORE INFO: About Hole Punches

Beaducation carries a variety of hole punches. They are very effective for punching a hole in all types of metals. 

If you need to enlarge the hole, try using the round file from our Small Needle File Set. All of these punches have a replaceable punch mechanism if it gets dull or breaks.

Tool Name Hole Size Metal Gauge Best Uses

1.25mm
Hole Punch Plier
1.25mm
fits up to a 18 gauge wire
Punches up to 20 gauge sheet in sterling, silver filled, gold filled, brass, copper and aluminum. Punches up to 24 gauge in nickel silver and other hard metals.
This hand held plier is perfect for punching a hole in our stamping blanks.

1.5mm Hole Punch Plier
1.5mm
fits up to a 16 gauge wire
Punches up to 22 gauge sheet in sterling, silver filled, gold filled, brass, copper and aluminum. Punches up to 24 gauge in nickel silver and other hard metals. Gauge Guard creates a smooth clean hole and minimizes indentations. Extra Long Jaws for extended reach (7/8")

Screw Down
Hole Punch

1.6mm side
1.6mm
fits up to a 14 gauge wire
Punches up to 14 gauge sheet and our 1 & 1.5mm flat bracelet wire.
The screw-down punch has a lot more power than the hand-held plier and can handle heavier gauges.

1.8mm
Hole Punch Plier
1.8mm
fits up to a 14 gauge wire
Punches up to 20 gauge sheet in sterling, silver filled, gold filled, brass, copper and aluminum. Punches up to 24 gauge in nickel silver and other hard metals.
This is the plier to use to make a hole when adding jumprings to pendants.

Screw Down
Hole Punch

2.3mm side
2.3mm
fits up to a 12 gauge wire
Punches up to 14 gauge sheet and our 1 & 1.5mm flat bracelet wire.
When using the screw-down punch, do not pull the metal off of the prong of the punch. To remove screw the punch all the way open and the metal will come off on its own.

Power Punch Plier
3/32" (.094", 2.38mm)
1/8"(.125", 3.17mm)
5/32" (.156", 3.96)
3/16" (.188", 4.78mm)
7/32" (.219", 5.56mm)
1/4" (.25", 6.35mm)
9/32" (.281", 7.14mm)
Punches up to 16 gauge sheet in sterling, silver filled, gold filled, brass, nickel silver, copper and aluminum. The larger punches (7/32' and larger) work best with 18 gauge metal and thinner. Punch large holes for tube riveting and to make blanks into discs.