I was expecting so much...
October 11, 2016
I was expecting so much more from this hole punch, but I guess that was too
much. To be blunt, I don't feel like it's a good product.
No matter how much pressure I apply to paper that is the same thickness, or less
than the Lihit Lab paper (even using spare sheets of Lihit Lab paper), there are
always hanging chads and jagged edges leftover in a majority of the holes.
Because of its small size, it's annoying to have to apply so much force to this
hole punch to pull up the "lever/clamp" after punching a set of openings, then
to move it down the length of paper and do it again. It takes a lot of pressure
to press it down, unless I got a defective one, because I have to apply my body
weight and then focus on making sure both ends of the clamp actually clamp down
- they don't clamp together too often, using one hand or two. I end up just
crinkling the paper unintentionally because it's so stiff when the metal cutters
go through the black plastic to produce the cutaways. Then, they never cut
cleanly. If the chads do get cut away, the edges of the others are usually
mostly left with jagged paper edges that are nowhere near as neat as the precut
If JetPens would carry an all-metal version of a punch that would punch more
sheets for the Lihit Lab notebooks, I would probably go for it. This hole punch
is best if you don't plan on punching much of anything too often. It's annoying
to have to work with this. I don't understand the culmination of the design
decision behind how it's made, how it punches, or the material it's made of.