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PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:55 am 
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Take a piece of aluminum foil and punch through it several times in order to sharpen the edges. Then try the punch on a thicker paper to see if it cuts more easily.

If that doesn't do the trick you can gently sand the edges of your punch with very fine sand paper on each side.

Punch your craft punch through a piece of wax paper several times to lubricate the punch and clean off any residue.

If your punch jams you can try putting it in the freezer. The cold will shrink the metal a little bit so you can get it lubricated.

Hope this helps...I LOVE my punches and these tips really do work!

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Great tips!! I have a punch that desperately needs sharpened. Going to try this!

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I have a circle punch (one I've had forever that I use all the time) that needs to be sharpened. I'm going to try this before I give up on it, totally forgot about the tin foil thing!

Thanks for the tips!

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awesome tips girl...thanks :)

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Heard of the tin foil trick beofre,but all the rest are new to me.

Thanks! The freezer one really surprised me :D

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Never even thought to sharpen them, but I do have one I am going to try the foil on! Thanks!

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Well - I needed these tips!!! I have one punch that always gets stuck - SO annoying! Thanks Michelle. :D

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