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    hole punch for metal

    I am looking for an alternative to a nail and hammer to make holes in metal about the thickness of and strength of an aluminum can. I would really like something that punches hearts, flowers and that sort of thing. I donít want to spend a gazillion dollars though Ė any ideas?

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    I just used a craft punch (3 punches in one, sun/moon/star) on a sheet of copper metal, a little thicker than an aluminum can, and it worked great. I was using the sun part of the punch, with lots of 'spikes' for the rays of the sun, and each one punched out perfectly. So, I would recommend them. You can get circles, squares, hearts, flowers, anything you want. I get my punches at Michael's.

    And, of course, you must tell us what you are working on! Good luck.

    Kristina

    *edit*BTW, punches can get expensive, imho, but you can find them for between $5-$20, depending on how big they are, if they have more than one shape on the puncher, if you buy a system, like Empunchlar. I've been buying Marvy punches, and those are $5 per punch, with just one shape. And you can always look for sales/clearances.

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    I will have to check this out thanks! I will definatly post my project if it works out the way I hope it will!

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    There are metal punches. They are the kind, I believe that you use with a hammer. You can get different sized and shapes, too, I think.

    edited to add:
    This is a rather large set, but not too expensive.
    http://www2.northerntool.com/product-1/669127.htm


 

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