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Vinyl: Record Hole Punch - Dinker - Dinking Tool

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16.50 USD
25 Dec 2013
18 Dec 2013
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United States
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This is a very rare item to find in the US. It's a record hole cutter; known in the UK as a Dinker, or Dinking Tool. Some 45 RPM records are pressed with a small center hole; not the commonly seen large hole 45. This tool neatly punches the large 45 hole. I have used this and it does work. To a vinyl collector, it's a great conversation piece, if not a useful tool. Also, UK and AU records will not play in a jukebox. That's the reason for the Dinker.

To use this tool:

  • Using the beveled end of the hex wrench, ream the small center hole to the diameter of the hex tool.
  • With the upper portion of the cutter on the threaded bolt, place the record on the threaded bolt, up against the upper cutting portion.
  • Wind the lower cutter on to the threaded bolt until it snugs up against the record.
  • Place the flat of the lower cutter in a vice.
  • Slowly and steadily turn the hex wrench until the hole is punched. Do not stop until hole is punched.

Although I have had 100% success using this tool, I must claim no responsibility for a damaged record.

Shipping will be a flat rate of $6 USPS First Class Mail. I will ship only to lower 48 states.

Ebay will not allow me to charge more than $4 for shipping. You know it will cost more than that, but this is what we have to deal with, so it's $4.