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Topic: Jim Riser's "Ultimate" Card Punch
Message: Posted by: DaveM (Mar 27, 2007 12:51PM)
WHAT IS IT?: Without going into too much detail, it's a device that allows for the marking of selected cards.

WHAT YOU GET: Jim's solid brass punch, a small "Miller"-style holdout, and a reel.

QUALITY OF MATERIALS: I was very impressed with both the punch itself and the accessories. The punch, as expected, is HIGH quality and I can tell that Jim put a lot of time into it. As his website states, the "ultimate" model allows you to choose between the standard "point" and a more "rounded". The points always remain inside the device (nothing to misplace), only requiring adjustment via allen wrench.

Though appearing to be of equal quality, I can't comment much on the holdout itself as I don't plan on using it for the time being...and to be honest don't understand them very well either.

COMMENTARY: To be honest, I've wanted one of these exact punches for YEARS. Seemed to always be out of stock, which made me crave it even more. My hat's off to Jim; this is even better than I expected. I'm not a "gambler" by any stretch of the imagination, but felt that there were certain routines and effects that could benefit from having one. It WILL take me weeks to get used to the method, but that's what was expected before purchasing.

FINAL MARKS: Highly recommended.
Message: Posted by: DougNicols (Mar 27, 2007 01:29PM)
Someone will ask, so here we go:

http://www.jamesriser.com/Magic/JamesRiserMagic.html