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Punches Oblong Hole

Punches Oblong Hole

Oblong hole punches for leather available are available in many assorted sizes and from a variety of manufacturers to meet your need and budget. Low-cost economy leather hole punches for hobbyists to high-end heavy-duty leather punches for rugged daily use in full time leather shops are all stocked. Oblong leather hole punches are used for buckle slots. Also, oblong slots are required for feeding leather straps through main parts of your leathercraft project such as on cases, messenger bags, and guitar straps. Our C.S. Osborne bag punches are made in USA.

When using an oblong hole punch, it is important to use a cutting pad under your leather on a solid surface. You can use a thick piece of scrap leather or poly cutting board for a cutting pad. Many leather shops have a small tree stump or log to use as a work surface if you do not have a solid work bench.

It is not recommended to use a steel hammer when striking the leather punches as over the years of striking metal on metal, the end of your tool will start to mushroom. It is better to use a mallet, hammer or maul that has a rawhide, wooden or poly head to protect the end of your metal leather punch. For very big oblong punches, it is best to use heavier weight mallets, mauls or hammers. For example, a heavier hammer like the C.S. Osborne split head hammer (which has replaceable rawhide face) pushes the large oblong punches through thick leather easily.

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Oblong hole punches for leather available are available in many assorted sizes and from a variety of manufacturers to meet your need and budget. Low-cost economy leather hole punches for hobbyists to high-end heavy-duty leather punches for rugged daily use in full time leather shops are all stocked. Oblong leather hole punches are used for buckle slots. Also, oblong slots are required for feeding leather straps through main parts of your leathercraft project such as on cases, messenger bags, and guitar straps. Our C.S. Osborne bag punches are made in USA.

When using an oblong hole punch, it is important to use a cutting pad under your leather on a solid surface. You can use a thick piece of scrap leather or poly cutting board for a cutting pad. Many leather shops have a small tree stump or log to use as a work surface if you do not have a solid work bench.

It is not recommended to use a steel hammer when striking the leather punches as over the years of striking metal on metal, the end of your tool will start to mushroom. It is better to use a mallet, hammer or maul that has a rawhide, wooden or poly head to protect the end of your metal leather punch. For very big oblong punches, it is best to use heavier weight mallets, mauls or hammers. For example, a heavier hammer like the C.S. Osborne split head hammer (which has replaceable rawhide face) pushes the large oblong punches through thick leather easily.