by Tammy Honaman, Author, Jewelry-Making Expert and Educator,
Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
The easy way to use a steel hole punch, makes holes with smooth edges and a good round shape. Holes can be made in soft metal of varying thickness, ranging from 28-gauge (approximately .3mm) to 10-gauge (approximately 2.6mm) depending on the type and hardness of the metal. The hole punch creates hole sizes in approximately 1.5mm (accommodating up to 14-gauge wire) and 2mm (accommodating up to 12-gauge wire) in diameter.
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