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Re: Drills for 4-hole stab bindings

I don't know about the Colophon drill, but a common punch (also
expensive) is made in Japan and is a small push drill with very sharp
open bits in about 7 sizes from, say 1 mm to 4 mm.  Thus, if you look at
the business end of the bit it looks like the letter "o" so that the
paper that is punched out goes into the hole.  You also need to keep
replacing the bits as they do become dull and I have yet to figure how to
sharpen them.  The whole device is about 5" long.  My first one went bad
(the shaft stopped turning) after a relatively limited amount of use (I
had yet to replace any of the original bits).  Bookmakers sells this
device.  BTW, it is only useful for a max of about 1/4" of paper at a time.


On Sun, 31 Aug 1997, Virginia B. Sauer wrote:

> slanham@xxxxxxxx (Sam Lanham) wrote:
> >>  FYI--Micro-Mark (800-225-1066) has the Dremel Multi-pro
>     3955 (Cat. p.40) on sale for $79.90 and the cordless
>     Dremel Multi-pro 7700 atr %52.95. Sales ends Sept. 18.
> Thank you very much for posting this bit of information!
> Do you have any idea how the Dremel Multi-Pro compares with
> the drill-action hole punch available from Colophon Book
> Arts?  (I know nothing about it save for the fact that Karen
> posted that it was very good.)
> Thanks again!
> Virginia

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