How many punches do people expect to get out of a $20 stand alone hole punch? I believe this is close, if not it: https://www.tandyleatherfactory.com/en-usd/home/3004-00.aspx
I’ve been punching cow suede on one of the 3/4″ self repairing rubber pads with a rawhide mallet. I did 20 layers x 2. Then I made it another 10 layers for my 3rd hole before the tool was not able to punch anymore. I was saving time and doing 3 layers a shot, then two, then just one before it failed.
- Was my doing more than one layer the issue for dullness?
- Can I sharpen these some how myself?