Are you wondering Which Punch Needle Fits My Hand?
Holding onto a punch needle and punching for a long period of time
can cause your hand stress.
This is especially true for someone with arthritis
or other joint problems.
I have been asked which punch needle works best
for someone with arthritis.
While I don’t think I can answer that since everyone’s hands are different,
I can arm you with information to help you make a decision
as to which punch needle would work best for your hand.
Punch Needle Diameter Measurements:
I borrowed my husband’s dial caliper to measure
the diameter of the handles of different punch needles.
When I punch, I hold the punch needle like a pencil,
so I thought it would be most helpful to compare
these measurements to different writing instruments.
The Ultra Punch Needle is the largest in diameter.
It measures about .456 inches in diameter
at the place where you would hold it.
This is very similar in size to a regular Sharpie marker.
I have also seen people add things (tape or padding) to this punch needle
in order to make it even larger and easier to hold.
The CTR 3 strand green (discontinued) is about .375 inches in diameter.
This is similar (but not exactly the same size) as an ink pen.
The CTR 3 strand red (discontinued) is about .312 inches in diameter.
This is the same as a pencil.
In fact, you can add a pencil gripper to it.
I have and I like using it with that added.
It is, however much shorter than either of the other two needles.
I hope this will help you decide which punch needle is best for your hands.
If you want to learn more about getting started with punch needle,
be sure to check out my Beginner’s Guide to Punch Needle ebook.