As a planner geek, I’m always on the look out for items that will help me stay organised. I currently use a ring-bound planner and this single hole punch to prepare my inserts, but I’ve lusted after a 6-hole punch to save time for a while now, because busy!
So yes, this blog post is going to be a comprehensive review of a hole punch. My planner girls will get it – but feel free to click away if this isn’t your thing, I totally understand!
The hole punch is fairly compact and light for a 6-hole one, and has a lock on the outer side to keep it in a closed position when not in use. Good for storage.
According to their website, “the Rapesco Adjustable 6-hole punch is compatible with most organiser and diary sizes including A5, A6, Mini, Pocket, Personal, Slimline, Compact and Agenda”. I use an A5 planner and can definitely recommend it for those of you fed up with using the single hole punch 6 times for each sheet!
The punch comes in quite a few colours (although how cute is the pink?!) and has a 10 sheet capacity. I tested this out and can say I was impressed! Before punching, you line up each side to the planner size you are using.
Next, you move the adjustable paper guide to the size of your planner. Nice and easy!
Unlike some bigger punches (such as this Filofax A5 hole punch), it can punch 3 holes at a time, then the paper needs to be flipped over to punch the remaining 3 holes. I don’t mind this too much as it’s still an improvement on punching 6 holes individually. I know this might bother some people, but I do think the compact size of the punch makes up for this extra step.
The punch has a flip open confetti tray that looks as though it will hold a lot. It is easy to open as the grey part seems to be made of a rubber of some sort.
Rapesco give a 15 year guarantee with this punch too which I think is pretty ace for a product like this! I think my bloody hoover is only 3 years!
Overall I’m impressed with this planner punch. I started testing it with paper sheets, then punched a thicker card (actually this print which I have used as a dashboard below) and also a laminated sheet. It coped with everything very well.
So a big thumbs up for this one guys. Anything that makes our planning lives easier eh?!I am thinking of using my ring bound planners for business planning in 2017 and switching my personal planning to a Bullet Journal. What works best for you? I’d love to hear from those of you who use Bullet Journaling on a day to day basis.
The planner punch is available on Amazon and stockists will be released on the Rapesco website here. Rapesco kindly sent me this punch free of charge for review purposes, but as always, opnions are entirely my own.