Username Post: We R Memory Keepers - Card Punch - 3 x 4        (Topic#1597645)
bbarthej
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Does anyone have any tips on how to keep this punch from sticking/jamming?
TIA
Emah


 
950nancy
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In response to bbarthej

If I need a punch sharpened, I cut aluminum foil. If it is sticking I cut waxed paper. It always seems to work.


 
bbarthej
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Thanks! I'll give it a try.


 
RedSquirrel UK
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In response to bbarthej

I've read that all punches need to be "serviced" periodically, by punching through foil a few times to sharpen them, then punching through waxed paper to lubricate. I have a few that I have to do that a lot with, because I over-use them.


 
bbarthej
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In response to RedSquirrel UK

Thanks Red Squirrel


 
bonprof
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In response to bbarthej

I also have this punch; not thrilled. It will cut paper but not photos and it sticks a lot. I did the foil/waxed paper thing. It helped a little.


 
chihuahua4
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I definitely have to use foil /wax paper and I have to place the punch on the floor to actually have enough leverage to make a clean cut. Like the idea of the punch but it needs tweaking!


 
Sunnydi
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In response to bbarthej

I too have had trouble with those 3x4" punches... I decided a little while ago not to buy a punch that has a man demonstrating it; like on that shopping network show. I think it is a silent hint that it takes a lot of strength to use.



 
Sharon Leigh
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In response to Sunnydi

I too have these punches and have had trouble with them from day one. I haven't tried the foil thing but I believe the problem goes beyond being sharpened. One of them, I can not even pushed down and the other one jams all the time. I am not happy with these punches.


Edited by Sharon Leigh on 08-13-14 09:15 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
SarahEdens
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if you try the wax paper and it 'eats it up' which happens to me ALOT with the punches that are already hard to go through paper, just take a candle and rub all around the metal edges...i have some used birthday cake candles in my desk drawer i use for that since certain punches i had wouldnt even go through the wax paper without tearing it all up


 
RedSquirrel UK
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In response to SarahEdens

Oh that's interesting. Thanks Sarah! Mine always chew up the waxed paper, but it does still help to lubricate it.


 
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