PaperPro 3 Hole Punch and 1 Hole Punch

PaperPro 3 Hole Punch and 1 Hole Punch

PaperPro 3 Hole Punch and 1 Hole Punch

A few days ago I did a review of some PaperPro Staplers, and I couldn’t have been more impressed by the quality and the performance of each of them, so naturally I was excited to also get to review their 3 hole punch and 1 hole punches from them.  The one hole punch being reviewed here has a 10 sheet capacity, and the 3 hole punch has a 12 page capacity.  Thanks again for the fine folks at PaperPro who sent these over to be reviewed.

PaperPro 3 Hole Punch Locking Mechanism

PaperPro 3 Hole Punch Locking Mechanism

One of the first thing I noticed before I even used the PaperPro 3 hole punch was the little locking mechanism on the side.  The small silver knob that you see there slides in and out so you can push the lever down and lock it in place to save some space if you want to keep this in a drawer when not in use.   This is a nice feature, and even nicer is the fact that this 3 hole punch is actually pretty small and compact to begin with.

The PaperPro 3 Hole Punch Inflicts its Damage

The PaperPro 3 Hole Punch Inflicts its Damage

The 3 hole punch had absolutely no issue cutting right through 15 sheets of paper, although the advertised capacity is only 12 sheets.  As I said in the review for their staplers, I assume that the products can handle the extra capacity short term, but if you continued to go beyond the suggested capacity, they would probably not last as long and be as effective as they could.  Scaling back to the recommended 12 pages though cut right thorough the papers with almost no effort.

PaperPro 3 Hole Punch Waste Compartment Trap Door

PaperPro 3 Hole Punch Waste Compartment Trap Door

Another nice touch is the little “trap door” under the 3 hole punch to help empty the waste compartment.  Unlike traditional 3 hole punches where you remove the entire bottom section, and risk spilling the punched dots all over, the little trap door allows for a more easily controlled way to empty the hole punch after you are done using it.

PaperPro Easy Punch 1 Hole Punch

PaperPro Easy Punch 1 Hole Punch

Next up was the PaperPro Easy Punch 1 hole punch, which performed with the same amazing effortless hole punching strength.  The one hole punch fits in your hand very comfortably, and it really does take getting used to how little effort it requires to start punching holes through paper with it.  The first few times I tried it, I actually felt myself putting too much effort into it and had to ease up on it eventually.

PaperPro Easy Punch One Hole Punch Cross Hairs

PaperPro Easy Punch One Hole Punch Cross Hairs

The picture above shows a close up of the jaws of the PaperPro one hole punch, and the cool thing about it are those small markings that you see on the silver metal part that look kind of like a “T.”  The markings give you a nice easy way to center or precisely locate your hole on whatever you are punching it in.

PaperPro Easy Punch One Hole Punch Waste Compartment

The PaperPro Easy Punch One Hole Punch Waste Compartment

Emptying the hole punch is accomplished by flipping open the door at the bottom of one of the handles.  On the same handle is also a convenient clip that you can use to hang the one hole punch on a pegboard, or lanyard for easy access at your workstation.

PaperPro Easy Punch Takes Out a Staple

PaperPro Easy Punch Takes Out a Staple

One last thing that I found particularly funny was when I thought “Oh, I bet it can punch a hole through the staples” and sure enough, with no effort at all, right through the staple that was in the page.  Again, I’m almost certain this is not a suggested use, nor do I think there is any practical reason you would want to do this.

Much like their staplers, these PaperPro 1 and 3 hole punches are a ton more effective and easy to use than any others I’ve used in the past, so I’d highly recommend that if you are looking for a hole punch you grab one of these and don’t look back.

©2014, Brian Greene. All rights reserved.

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Comments

  1. 1
    Jennifer says:

    After your review of the PaperPro Stapler the other day, I went to my supply person and asked if I could get one for my office. After she assented, I purchased the 25 sheet model and I love it. At the same time I picked up a 1-hole punch because our event planner mentioned she needed one. I was surprised how easy both products are to use. I am thrilled to have a stapler that is easier on my hands that my old swingline (not that there was anything really wrong with it, but it was heavy and difficult to use for me). The punch had no issues with cardstock or even several layers (4) of cardstock. If I used a three hole punch more often than I do, I would lobby for one of those as well. I am thrilled you recommended them to me, and I recommend them to anyone who will listen.
    Thanks,
    Jennifer

  2. 2

    Wow…I think I may have to find one of these. Did you also notice that the single hole punch has a different design than most one hole punches, and I bet it was a LOT easier on your poor hand while punching!!

    @TheMarciFactor

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