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    Morning all,

    In attempting to cut door and window openings and not being satisfied with my skills, or lack there of, Iím looking at a corner punch. Micro Mark seems to have a nice one. I use basswood sheets and my question is about splitting. If I go ahead and try to punch out the four corners of a window opening with this thing it seems to me the wood will surely split somewhere that I donít want it to.
    Iím looking to hear about peopleís experience with this tool. Or other options.
    Thanks!

    Chad

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    This has been recently talked about here

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/showth...792#post575792

    Some good info about your question in this thread

    Steve

    For basswood or any other wood , punch from the face side , that way if there is any tear out , it's on the inside where it can be hidden or repaired

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    Thanks @aflica. I actually saw that thread soon after posting mine. I will try a corner punch with my drill press. It’s the drilling holes into the corners and finishing with a file that I have failed at. But I am green and perhaps just need more practice. Some great info there. Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by New View Post
    It’s the drilling holes into the corners and finishing with a file that I have failed at.
    That's a great attitude, @New, but I also have found over the decades the drill-and-file technique works more reliably with styrene than basswood. Just because styrene is sturdier stuff.

    You got it figured out, sounds to me. ...
    Last edited by Paul Schmidt; 21st Jan 2020 at 07:14 AM.

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    Corner punch works great on styrene. I haven't tried it on basswood, but the little sucker is sharp as heck and I would think it wouldn't have an issue with it by splitting the rest of the wood around the cut. They aren't cheap though..

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