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Recently I saw a gadjet at a store that applies reinforcements for holes in paper. It looked a bit like a stapler and had a roughly 1 inch rod with 200 little ring shaped reinforcement stickies on it, stacked with the sticky side down. You put the paper in with the hole centered, squeezed, and a reinforcement
would be applied. I think that it would be nice if the three-hole-punch did this as you punched the holes by having the little puncher-heads (the things that puncture the paper) be like the rod in the reinforcement-applier and apply reinforcements when you punch it.
Illustration of holepunch that folds paper back
Reverse side of paper shown. [st3f, Nov 14 2004, last modified Jul 05 2015]
||Or, I wonder if it would be possible to use a staple-like-idea to put a steel ring around a hole?
||Or, like those 'stapleless staplers',
instead of punching the hole out, punch
out a star shape and fold the tabs back
pushing them through the paper.
||I think that would be expencive and for no need
||expensive? I think not. I'm combining two five-dollar items.