Updated August 17, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 8 Best Electric Hole Punches

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This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in October of 2017. Though much work is digital nowadays, paper is still a big part of most businesses. Anyone who has to sort and file reams of the stuff on a regular basis will appreciate these electric hole punches, which take the hassle out of a common task. You’ll find corded and cordless models on this list, as well as those that allow the user to select the number of holes punched. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best electric hole punch on Amazon.

8. Swingline Medium Duty

7. Bostitch 12-Sheet

6. GBC 3230

5. Martin Yale Master EP312

4. Swingline Desktop

3. Martin Yale Master EP210

2. Swingline Optima 20 Silver

1. Swingline Commercial

Special Honors

Akiles VersaMac Plus The Akiles VersaMac Plus will punch holes, but it can do much more than that. The 14 available dies let you prepare documents for binding, with the automatic ejector, stacker, and jogger ensuring neat and professional results. akiles.com

Rhin-O-Tuff Onyx HD7700H The Rhin-O-Tuff Onyx HD7700H bills itself as heavy duty, an accurate assessment when you consider its 55-sheet capacity, quick-change die system, and ability to punch through some types of plastic sheets. The diagnostic display lights are a practical touch, too. rhin-o-tuff.com

Editor's Notes

August 15, 2019:

When it comes to electric hole punches, it’s still tough to beat those from Swingline, a popular name not only in punches but also shredders, staplers, and more. We like both the Swingline Commercial and Swingline Optima 20 Silver. The former is suited to bigger jobs in busy offices or classrooms, while the latter is great for at-home or casual use. This is because the Commercial has a higher capacity and comes in 2- and 3-hole models, so there’s a choice for everyone. For those who often need to switch between hole types, we’ve kept the GBC 3230, which is adjustable. It’s large and not exactly light at 12 pounds, though, so you might not consider it if you're pressed for space. Finally, we decided to add the Bostitch 12-Sheet. It’s not known for tackling big jobs, but if you only need to punch holes occasionally, and don’t want to invest a huge sum, it’s worth a look.


Melissa Harr
Last updated on August 17, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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