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Just wonder, how you guys make holes in your pouch. Holes for threading bands thru.
hole punchers, pen knives, drills??
 

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Leather hole punch for me, but I used to just sharpen copper tubing or rifle shells to get a free punch.
 

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I've never tried a drill, but who knows?
 

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Tried a drill it tended to twist the leather, a simple leather hole punch works better.
 

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But this belt puncher makes holes that are too small. Do they come in different hole sizes? The sharpened copper pipe idea is still good, think will use it for now.
 

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I use a leather punch, not the one you squeeze like in e-shot's post, but the kind you hit with a hammer or put in a lever press. I also drill sheaths, but only when it's too thick for a punch or awl.
 

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I use a leather punch, not the one you squeeze like in e-shot's post, but the kind you hit with a hammer or put in a lever press. I also drill sheaths, but only when it's too thick for a punch or awl.
Hollow Punch
 

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I use a leather punch, not the one you squeeze like in e-shot's post, but the kind you hit with a hammer or put in a lever press. I also drill sheaths, but only when it's too thick for a punch or awl.
Hollow Punch - I tried today, 5mm is good for Chinese tubes. it is far better than belt puncher (thanks Dan)


For flat band I think ID card puncher - but the below one's hole seems bit large don't know whether other sizes available.
 

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I use a leather punch, not the one you squeeze like in e-shot's post, but the kind you hit with a hammer or put in a lever press. I also drill sheaths, but only when it's too thick for a punch or awl.
Hollow Punch - I tried today, 5mm is good for Chinese tubes. it is far better than belt puncher (thanks Dan)

For flat band I think ID card puncher - but the below one's hole seems bit large don't know whether other sizes available.

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I use biopsy punches- 8mm for flat band,3.5mm for 1745/ 3/16" tube and 5mm for centering holes. The ID badge punch is a good idea!
 

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I have shaped punches too, but I prefer the round. Ovals are not as strong when pulled from the side.
 
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