This top quality punching cradle and pricking jig makes the perfect tool for punching (sometimes referred to as pricking) the book pages (also called signatures).
The perfect size for most projects this jig can accept folded A3 sheets to make upto A4 size books.
A great tool to make sure all the holes on each section of pages / signature align perfectly. When sewing the signatures into a text block the holes will line up perfectly.
Easy to use
This tool is very easy to use. Simply place your folded paper sheets into the jig. place the pricking jig on top and hold firm.
The pricking jig will hold the paper firm ready for you to punch. Simply choose the holes that match your book size and punch the holes using an awl.
Each subsequent signature of paper will need to be placed in the jig in the same position. All your holes will line up perfectly.
These punching cradles and pricking jigs are made from birch plywood throughout. After a lot of experimentation we have found this to be far superior to MDF as used in poor quality jigs.
Supplied to you ready to use no assembly required. Simply unpack and start making books.
Our computer controlled machinery does the manufacturing. We then sand smooth and hand finish with two coats of sprayed top quality varnish.
The result is a lovely finish. Designed and made to give years of service. A tool to feel justifiably proud of.
Ideal Sized Punching Cradle and Pricking Jig
Perfectly sized to accommodate all your projects upto A4 ( folded A3) sized books.
Approximate size: 330mm (13 inch) long x 230mm (9 inch) wide x 105mm (4 inch) tall. Each punching hole is 15mm apart total spacing is 270mm (10 and 5/8 inch).
Made in Britain
All made by us here in Britain with the very latest machinery and hand finished by skilled craftspeople.