How to take apart a stuck punch! Just about everyone I know has used a paper punch on materials that do not agree with the punch, as in, they are too thick. Come on admit, you have done this too! Before you know it, the paper punch doesn’t cut the paper properly anymore. What do you do? You do throw it away and buy a new one or can you fix the punch yourself? The good news is you don’t have to toss it in the trash. You CAN fix a stuck paper punch.
Here’s how to you do it:
- The first thing you need to do to repair a stuck paper punch is to carefully look at the edges of the punch and notice with a plastic cover meets the metal base. At this area, you will see a tab that holds the cover and base together.
- Gently pry the plastic cover away from the base using a screwdriver. You will want to do this with the tab is located.
- Remove the spring and plastic parts from the punch and set aside.
- Remove any tiny bits of paper that are stuck with the jaws of your paper punch. You won’t want to use tweezers to perform this task as the blades are sharp.
- Put your paper punch back together and test it.