Are your punches piled up in a box, bin, drawer or tote? It’s time to get them organized and ACCESSIBLE!!
I’ve organized my punches in the past, but at that time we only had 1 size of Punch Pack (1″). With the introduction of the 1.5″ and 2″ it was time for me to reorganize my larger punches into some of the deeper punch packs.
Follow along with my step by step picture posts to see how I got all of my punches organized into a well organized “library.”
Step 1 – Gather your punches together and sort them by size.
Step 2 – Arrange punches into an 8.5″x11″ rectangle
You can use the tray to be sure the dimension is correct.
Step 3 – Take a picture and load your punches.
Take a picture of the punch arrangement and print it out 8.5″ x 11″. You can do this in color or black and white. (Note: If you’re able to, an alternative to taking a photo is to slide the filled tray back into the vinyl bag, but “backwards” [with the bag flap at the back of the tray]. Place your filled bag on your scanner and print an 8.5×11″ copy.)
Print a second image and add the full sheet to your tool catalog.
Now put the print in the bottom of the tray and load the punches on top using the image as a guide. This seems kind of silly at this point, but when you take a punch out, the other punches will move around. Having the printed image in the bottom of your tray will make it easier to put everything back where it belongs.
Step 4 – Number your punches and add “punch outs” to your tool catalog.
I used white label tape to really make the numbers on my punches “pop off” the punch. Since I was “re-organizing”, I also used the white tape to cover the old numbers from my previous markings.
You’ll love how easy it is to find and use your punches once they’re arranged in a “library.” Learn more about our Punch Packs.
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