Hole (pin) size is approximately 1.25mm which will accommodate up to an 18 gauge wire. These pliers are made of thick carbon steel, feature ergonomic handles, and come with an extra replaceable pin.
These hole punch pliers will punch through Copper, Sterling Silver and Aluminum up to 20 gauge. They will punch Brass, Silver Filled and Gold Filled up to 22 gauge. They will punch Nickel Silver up to 24 gauge.
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I love the quality of these pliers, and especially the price. They punch great through the blanks!
These pliers will leave a small mar on your metal right next to the hole. To avoid this, tear off a small piece of thick paper (like card stock) and punch a hole in it with your plier. Let the paper stay on your pin sitting up where the pin connects to the plier. This will act like a cushion.
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for every detail work, this its necessary.
This is exactly what I've needed to put some holes in some very tiny charms. The instructions suggest using cardstock to keep the tool from marring your metal, but if you're working with something REALLY soft I might suggest doubling down, or sacrificing a corner of some polishing cloth for extra buffer. If you're gonna sand and polish the piece, the mark is usually pretty easy to buff out. Great little tool!
Great for tiny pieces!
I don't need this tiny of a hole too often, but when i do, this tool is a must!
I use this all the time for my blanks. I love having control of the hole placement.