If you’re like me, then you probably have a hole puncher lying around somewhere in your house. But what do you do when you need to hole punch something and don’t have a hole puncher? Well, don’t worry because there are plenty of ways to hole punch without a hole puncher! In this blog post, I’ll be sharing with you some of the best ways to do it. So, if you’re ever in a bind and don’t have access to a hole puncher, don’t fret – use one of these methods instead!
What can you use if you don’t have a hole puncher?
If you need to create a paper hole punch but don’t have one on hand, you can use a variety of objects to do the trick. Many things can be used as makeshift hole punchers, from keys to scissors. We will explore some of the most common objects that can be used as hole punchers and provide tips on using them effectively. Stay tuned for more!
- Use a wireless drill to make a hole in a heavy-duty plastic bag and thread it on the chain so that you can wear it as a necklace or bracelet.
- Cut off a small section of a wire hanger, straighten it out, and use it as if it were an actual hole punch; then proceed to punch holes into your pages.
- Wrap the book’s cover around two wooden boards (those from discarded cinder blocks). Place the board stack vertically on top of your pages and hit them with the backside of an axe until you’ve successfully made holes in all your papers.
- You can also try this one: remove the binding from the book and place clear packing tape over the entire area that you would’ve punched. This will serve as your guide while using an X-Acto knife to cut through the paper without tearing it.
- Go on YouTube and search for “hole punch hacks” before wasting money or resources.
Laminating Paper: Hole-punching, cutting, and laminating options
There are a number of options available to you when you want to assemble a document. One method is laminating the pages together using plastic pouches. When you aren’t looking for permanence, there’s also punching holes in the paper and putting them onto a metal ring or binder clip.
Can you hole punch laminated paper? You sure can! With a few simple tips, your hole puncher will be able to make clean holes in even the most stubborn materials. Let’s take a look at how to do it. First, make sure your hole punch is properly adjusted. Laminated paper can be challenging to penetrate, so you’ll want to make sure the blades are sharp and that the punch is set to its highest setting. Next, use a firm surface to help support the paper as you punch. Place the laminated sheet on top of another piece of paper, and then use a ruler or other heavy object to press down firmly as you punch. Finally, be careful not to overload your hole puncher by trying to pierce too.
Paper-based documents can be bound with staples, brads, wire spiral binding, or glue if permanency isn’t required. For example, an internal one-off company newsletter doesn’t require legal recognition like certificates do and may not warrant investing inexpensive supplies.