This awl uses standard size bookbinding needles to make the holes. It is ideal for all kinds of book binding projects and a perfect companion for our punching cradle and book press. The shape of the handle makes it very comfortable to use and interchangeable needles make it very versatile, allowing you to change the size of the holes you make according to the thread and material you are using. This is in contrast to using the usual kind of awl, which gets thicker towards the handle, risking making the hole too big if you push it in too far. Most standard needles can be accommodated utilising the 2 sizes of collet supplied with the awl, - both size 18 and size 15 needles are included. Just unscrew the silver thumb sleeve, insert the needle of your choice pushing it all the way home, then tighten the sleeve and you are ready to go. These are the awls we use in the Time to Create studio for our own projects and our book binding workshops.
Great idea, haven't used it yet but very pleased
Sep 19, 2017 by Pat Walker
Great item. Arrived quickly and used it several times already. Love that the needles are interchangeable - very useful tool.
Jul 6, 2017 by XXXXX XVXVXV
Just what I needed to make holes in paper. It does it very well. It could probably also puncture the lung of a burglar at a push too. Dual purpose!
May 30, 2017 by Georgette
A very nice item and good service.
Nov 18, 2016 by Neil Bidwell
Great piece of kit. I use it for all of my bookbinding projects.