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Double Punch & Die Storage Box

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Double Punch & Die Storage Box
RP Toolz

Catalogue # RP-WB2
Available from RP Toolz for €22,00

 

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RP Toolz make some of the best Punch & Die sets that you can buy. These include the regular large, small and hexagonal sets. When you buy these products, they are packed into a small cardboard box, with a plastic bag containing the punches and hammer. Whilst it’s hardly an elegant solution, this is fairly typical of the market, but RP Toolz has realised that you may want something a little better and organised, especially if you have multiple sets of punches hanging around on your workbench. To this end, they have now released a number of laser-cut plywood boxes that are specifically designed to hold the components for their own releases. Today, we take a look at the twin punch storage box.

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The old look!

The Double Punch & Die Storage Box is flat-packed into a large zip-lock sleeve with a product label attached. Inside the box, there are NONE laser-cut parts of creamy-pale ply, and a single sheet of instructions. This set has also been designed so that the laser-numbered parts are assembled in part number order, which is a nice touch. A sliding lid, emblazoned with the company logo, will keep your punches nice and dust free. 

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First of all, we need to remove the parts indicated in yellow on the instructions sheet. These are several discs and the ends of one of the die storage slots. A scalpel makes clean work of this.

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Part 1 (base) is now glued to Part 2 (side panel), using Titebond adhesive. Make sure the side panel is square to the base using a right-angle tool.

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Part 3 is now located into the notched side panel and glued in position.

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Part 4 simply sits on top of Part 3 and is glued into position. Make sure you get the orientation correct with regards to the large/small punch sides.

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Part 5 is the last internal floor and again sits in the side wall notches. Again, I glue this in place. 

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Parts 6 & 7 are the side panels with the routed slots. These fit nicely together with a little push (and a few spots of glue)

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Part 8 is the last side panel and has a scalloped top edge to make it easier for your fingers to slide out the lid (Part 9). That is it! So simple to build.

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Here you can see what a difference it makes to have all your punches in order. It certainly helps those of us who like a little order in our lives.

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Conclusion
A very nicely designed and produced box that is easy to assemble and really helps to restore karma to an untidy tool storage area I have. These are keenly priced and, in my opinion, very much worth the investment. Functionality and beauty rolled into one.

My sincere thanks to RP Toolz for the review sample seen here. To order directly, click the link at the top of the article.

 

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