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Your projects will be so much easier when you use the Round 'n Round Large Circle Squeeze Punch by Fiskars. This revolutionary design allows you to see exactly where you're cutting for precise punches every time. This easy-to-use punch requires less force than other punches and the design fits in a 1.5" circle. The punch nests into the Extra Large Squeeze Punch for easy storage.
I use this punch constantly. It is one of two that I never put away because I may need them again. I would do that with any circle punch, but I got this one first. It is really easy to use and I can punch out a bunch of circles really quickly. I also have the medium, but will also be getting the extra large circle and some squares (when they are released). They just have endless uses.
I have noticed imperfect circles with lighter paper and it just won't punch thin handmade papers or tissue paper, but that is such a slight issue for me. A little imperfection is not a problem at all.
Edit (July 5, 2010): While I was able to use this punch many many times, when it broke it was not at all fixable. I may replace mine in the future, but I'm not going to right away. They used a plastic piece where a metal piece would have worked better. That change would have prevented it from breaking. I still recommend this entire line on punches, but they cannot handle heavy cardstock and they don't work correctly on light papers and handmade papers. Only use them on regular weight papers.
Used in this project: Reflection
I just received a pack of punches I ordered from sb.com, the Fiskars punches are so easy to use! You can easily see what you're punching and I look so forward to use this for my Christmas cards! This one fits perfectly both in the extra large fiskars punch and also the EK Success - Paper Shapers - Nesting Punch - Scallop Circle 2"
Used in this project: Little snowman card 1
Picked this up thinking it'd be just the right size to make some cute garlands for around the house. It was. It did start to bother my forearm/wrist after a hundred or so punches, but that's probably not a normal use-case. I'll definitely pick up more in different sizes eventually.
The new design of Fiskar's squeeze punches is awesome! You can line up your paper/cardstock perfectly in the easy-to-see "window," so you never get a partial punch. Just the gentlest of squeezes produces the perfect circle. I love to stamp small flowers, words, or even monograms and other images on the circles, for personalized embellishments on my layouts or cards. I have a bad back, neck, and stiff fingers, making many punches difficult for me to use. For some, I actually have to stand up and put all my weight down on the punch, and then still have trouble because it was not lined up properly. With the Fiskar's squeeze punches, punching has become quick, easy, and accurate, not to mention lots of fun, and a great way to be creative!
Punch is a good size and easy to use. My hand doesn't hurt after using this one. I would recommend this to anyone especially if you are making the suspension cards which require graduated shapes. Certainly a good buy.
Used in this project: Jesse's First Birthday
Creates perfect round cuts. Very easy to use, made with good quality as Fiskars is known for and great price as well. :-)
Used in this project: Once Upon A Time
Easy to use, you can see the area you are cutting, it is simply fantastic.
A quick flip through my album will reveal that I use my large circle punch more than any other tool I own. As a result, I needed a circle punch that would consistently produce crisp circles -- WITHOUT requiring me to expend much energy each time. With my standard punches, I found myself needing to use my hardwood floors as a work-surface just so I could get enough leverage to push down and pop out the shape. This made it difficult to position the picture/paper inside the circle (and, of course, each time I used such a punch on the floor, I risked getting my layout dirty).
The Fiskars "Round n Round" squeeze punch has made my paper-punching cleaner and easier. Scrappers of all ages *and* fitness levels can punch their papers and pictures with a single light squeeze. Because the punch can be operated with just one hand, no hard workspace is required. It can be used sitting down or standing up -- great for busy scrappers who are short on table space!
The one disadvantage to the design: I've noticed that, after I've punched a circle, three tiny impressions will appear in the center where the bottom metal plate pushed up against the paper. This, however, is barely noticeable.
Used in this project: resolve (BOM)
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