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Buying a Paper Drill or Punch?

Whats the difference between a paper drill and a paper punch?
A paper drill has an electric motor so you are drilling through the paper stack where as with a paper punch you are just punching through the paper. An electric paper drill will give betteen results.

Can I drill 2 or 4 holes for ringbinders with a single hole drill?
Yes, all makes of single hole drills are able to drill multi holes either with a sliding table or moving side stops.

How often shoud I sharpen or change the drill bit?
This depends on the stock that you are drilling through but as a rule of thumb you should be sharpening after every hour of drill time. If the end of the drill bit becomes blackened or purple the drill bit should be thrown away.

Should I use a lubricant on the drill bit?
You should use wax papersheets as this helps lubricate the inside and outside of the drill bit and helps to stop blockages.
DO NOT USE CANDLE WAX

What size paper drill bit do I need for 2 or 4 hole ring binders?
The standard hole size is 6mm diameter but it is common to use larger diameters for thicker ring binders as the pages will turn over easier so a 7mm or even 8mm are used.

What is the minimum diameter hole size?
2mm paper drill bit are the smallest available although many makes of paper drill will only........

 

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