The Pick Punch looks just like any old paper punch at first glance, however upon closer inspection you’ll notice the great big plectrum-shaped hole in the bottom. With this little gadget you can take almost any piece of flat plastic material and turn it into some custom guitar picks!
We featured the Pick Punch in our Xmas Stocking Fillers article last year and I have to admit that I almost instantly wrote it off as a fun, novelty item. But once you start to see the possibilities for custom pick creations it quickly becomes a very useful (and incredibly addictive!) tool. Read on to find out how…
What’s In the Box?
Inside the attractively designed box you’ll find the Pick Punch, ready to start pumping out custom plectrums. I also picked up a small selection of plastic sheets from the Pick Punch website to get started with, as well as a sanding block for shaping and buffing the picks – these are an extra purchase, but very inexpensive.
The punch itself is very heavy and feels incredibly well built and solid in your hand. When you first see the size of the hole on the bottom you really wonder how on earth it manages to cut such a large area from your material.
The plastic sheets are all of a similar thickness, but are of varying colors and opacities. Pick Punch sell a variety of different plastic sheets directly from their website should you need a good supply.