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Using a Screw Punch

Traditional hole punches only work around the edges of a sheet of paper. To make a hole at any point, use a screw punch (sometimes called a Japanese hole punch).

Cover your work surface with a self-healing mat. Place paper on top. Insert the desired tip in the punch (most come with several sizes). Place the tip of the punch on the paper. Press down on the punch firmly until you can't push any more, then release.

Buy a Screw Punch from the Martha Stewart Shop

Use a Screw Punch for These Projects
Paper-Cutout Night-Lights
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Comments (1)

  • jaydec 31 Jan, 2011

    How do you change the tip on the MS screw punch? I know the tips are in the handle but when I unscrew the coupler, the tip doesn't fit! Help! I searched the internet and you tube for instructions and can't find any!