Swingline Lever Handle Punch

3 Punch Head(s) - 12 Sheet Capacity - 9/32" - Black, Silver

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Desktop punch is ideal for use in the home or office. Comfortable, soft-touch lever makes everyday punching 50 percent easier. Punch up to 12 sheets of 20 lb. paper. Quality punch heads deliver clean cutting and two to three 9/32" holes. Semi-adjustable punch heads are designed for flexible multipurpose punching. Strong metal construction allows long-lasting, reliable performance.

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ACCO Brands Corporation
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Manual Hole Punch
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3 Hole
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Paper Guide


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Swingline Lever Handle Punch

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The plastic base is the issue.

By Chuck

from Lafayette, LA, USA

Comments about Swingline Lever Handle Punch:

The manual 3 hole punch is an older version of the one above, but if it has a plastic base, it probably has the same issue as mine. The punch itself is great and I have no problems with the mechanism. However, the engineer who designed the base obviously does not use the product regularly. The plastic base of mine started to crack and fall apart long before its time. Now, I have it taped together in several places. However, it still "leaks" the cutout holes. Would give your punch a great score, but for the cheaply constructed plastic base.


Exeded my expectations

By Mitch

from Oviedo, FL

Comments about Swingline Lever Handle Punch:

The puncher does what is supposed to, most people try to punch thru too many sheets and then complain about the unit, but, it's really user error. The tray broke on our unit after a few years and when I called them to ask if they were sold separately, they told me that they would ship one to me for free. Hold time was less than 1 minute. Great customer service.


This product lacks in performance.

By Magicpro12

from MAson, OH

Comments about Swingline Lever Handle Punch:

The old hole punch I had could not handle the thicker paper I currently use. So I decided to upgrade to a better hole punch. This product does not meet that description. The device is showing in the unlocked position but paper will not be accepted into the puncher. I followed the Onsite Q&A to see if the device may be in the locked position. No, it is completely unlocked. Tired of messing with this hole puncher, it is being returned to the store.


Always Reliable Forever Dependable

By KatieInAthens

from Athens, GA

Comments about Swingline Lever Handle Punch:

The perfect product - it does exactly what it is designed to do - everytime: Perfect round holds where they belong. So easy and effortless (the big push handle distributes the force perfectly) that you don't think about it - you so don't think about it that you forget about it. Your energy goes into doing the job and not into some inferior product! Love my Swingline 3 hole punch! Seriously!


great for small projects

By CTink

from Jenks, OK, USA

Comments about Swingline Lever Handle Punch:

As a teacher i use this hole punch in my classroom all the time. I got it 3 years ago and it still works just like it did when I got it. It clogged up once when I tried with a thick grouping of paper but when I only use it on 5-6 pieces of paper at a time it is great. I would recommend this product to anyone that is looking for a small hole punch

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The Swingline Light Touch Desktop Punch is a necessity for your office.

By Chubbydn

from Valdese, NC, USA

Comments about Swingline Lever Handle Punch:

The Swingline Light Touch Desktop Punch is a necessity for your office. I have one of these products at both my home and office. These Desktop Punches get the job done everytime. There is never a mess and the hole punches always yield a neat clean punch. I will be a loyal customer as the result of using this product and highly recommend this item to anyone.

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