October '21

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G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M 2 0 2 1 O C T O B E R G R A P H I C S P R O 8 1 around the punch jaw that would allow us to use stops or guides for highly repeti- tive hole-punching tasks. The photos show how we did this, and the result was a much more useful tool. Punchers set up similar to this shop-made version are fairly hard to come by, but we were able to use a very basic and inexpensive punch and turn it into a tool that will prove its worth for many years to come. Since I had already fabricated a base for this off-the-shelf puncher, adding the work surface around the business end of the puncher was not that hard. In a CAD The work in- volved is usu- ally not that complex — simple weld- ing and fabri- cation.

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