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Does it Work: Rotopunch

Spin around five different-sized punches to make a hole in most fabrics, but does it work? Spin around five different-sized punches to make a hole in most fabrics, but does it work?
Makers say it's handy for adding an extra hole to a belt or shoelaces. Makers say it's handy for adding an extra hole to a belt or shoelaces.

(Toledo News Now) - Rotopunch is a new spin on a tool that some have known about for years. 

Spin around five different-sized punches to make a hole in most fabrics. Makers say it's handy for adding an extra hole to a belt or shoelaces. You can also attach snaps and eyelets with the additional features the tool offers.

Dawnya Amelunke at Show-Me Rentals said it might come in handy.

"We hang up lights and curtains in many of our wedding rentals. This could come in handy," said Amelunke.

After much jiggling around with the tool and belt, she finally gets Rotopunch to make a hole. Next, she tried it on a thicker canvas. It, too, passed the test. She also punched through thick leather boots and added a snap to thick canvas.

"I think you might want to keep a pair of scissors on hand to take out the excess fabric it leaves behind when you make a hole, but I do think it works. You just have to wiggle it some, but that's OK. I think it would work for our purposes here at the shop. I'd give it at least a B+," said Amelunke.

Rotopunch might just be the tool to keep on hand. It packs enough punch to earn a good B+ on this Does it Work test. It costs $10 at Walmart.

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